Junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush has looked far from consistent, but showed nice touch on this seven-yard fade to Chase Claypool to extend the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s lead to 28-7 over the Miami-Ohio Redhawks.
Heck of a way for Chase Claypool to get his first career touchdown. Two weeks in a row with a nice catch along the sideline. pic.twitter.com/w1IRkY7KR6— Mike Monaco (@MikeMonaco_) September 30, 2017
Notre Dame once again was the beneficiary of a short field. Defensive tackle Jerry Tillery made good for an earlier personal foul by stripping Miami quarterback Gus Ragland. Fellow lineman Jay Hayes fell on the ball and the Irish were back on offense at the Redhawks’ 30 yard line.
Josh Adams continued to be the workhorse running back for the Irish, but was walked off the field by trainers one play before the touchdown. Adams was grabbing his left knee, but was reportedly laughing with trainer Rob Hunt as he walked off under his own power.
Notre Dame scored 28 pts in the first quarter -- most points in a quarter since Sept. 3, 2005 at Pitt (28 in 2nd quarter)...#BertschyBits— Michael Bertsch (@NDsidBertschy) September 30, 2017
Adams needs just a few more yards to surpass Cierre Wood for seventh place on the Irish’s all-time career rushing list. Fellow back Dexter Williams is not dressed today after suffering an ankle injury during the Michigan State Spartans last week.
Wimbush is 3-for-10 passing for 38 yards with 14 minutes left in the second quarter.