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Notre Dame beats Duke 27-13 in the ACC season opener

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It was a little frustrating today

Notre Dame VS Duke
Notre Dame VS Duke
Courtesy ACC Media

Notre Dame gets its first ACC victory of the season with a 27-13 win over Duke.

It was a slow start for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish offense today against the Duke Blue Devils, but an inspired effort from sophomore Kyren Williams (112 yds rushing 2 TD’s and 93 yards receiving) kept things from getting out of hand.

Notre Dame went 3 and out on its first 3 drives of the game, but once they were able to finally get a first down — they were able to get into the endzone with a 1 yard touchdown run from Kyren Williams to go up 7-3 early in the 3nd quarter.

The Irish defense was stout — although they did allow a few big plays to help keep Duke out on the field. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and Kyle Hamilton were standouts for most of the day, but Isaiah Foskey made sure his presence was know with quarterback hurries and a sack.

Irish quarterback Ian Book didn’t have his best day (19-31 263 YDS 1 TD 1 INT) but gradually got more and more comfortable as the day went on and found his tight ends Tommy Tremble and Michael Mayer quite a bit, while also targeting Joe Wilkins Jr. multiple times.

Again, it was a sloppy type of win for the Irish as we expected much more, but it’s still a 2 touchdown win against a conference opponent. We’ll take it.

Much more to come on OFD.