Josh Adams ran wild early before he was shutdown. Adams had 8 carries for 159 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first half. He passed George Gipp and Randy Kinder in the Notre Dame record book, and was able to sit the rest of the game to stay healthy for next week.
The game was truly over in the first half when Notre Dame headed to the locker room up 45-14. The 45 points in the first half was the most points scored in a half by Notre Dame in the Brian Kelly era. The previous high was 42 against Air Force in 2011.
Notre Dame touchdowns on the day:
- Josh Adams 2
- Brandon Wimbush 1 rushing 3 passing
- Chase Claypool
- Equanimeous St. Brown
- Miles Boykin
- Deon McIntosh
Boykin’s touchdown was a 54 yard bomb from Wimbush, and it let everyone know that Kelly was still going for the throat in this one - which is a really good thing.
Some wondered if Notre Dame would have a little bit of a hangover after last week’s emotional win over the Michigan State Spartans, but it was clear from the start, the Irish came to bury the MACtion brought by the Redhawks.
We will have much more on this game on One Foot Down, so stay tuned as we celebrate a massive blowout, because those are still fun.