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#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-1)


Sat. 11/17 Sat. 11/24 Sat. 12/29
vs. Syr
W 36-3
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@ USC
W 24-17
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@ Clem
L 3-30
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Notre Dame All-America CB Love to skip junior season for NFL

Notre Dame All-America cornerback Julian Love and tight end Alize Mack are forgoing their final seasons of eligibility and entering the NFL draft.

Both players made their announcements Friday on Twitter. Love's decision was no foregone conclusion and will leave a big hole in the Fighting Irish secondary in 2019.

The 5-foot-11, 193-pound Love told reporters after the Cotton Bowl loss last week to Clemson that he received a second-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board. The junior broke up 36 passes the past two seasons at Notre Dame, including a school-record 20 in 2017.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: I. Book2628
Passing TDs: I. Book19
Rushing Yards: D. Williams995
Rushing TDs: D. Williams12
Receiving Yards: M. Boykin872
Receiving TDs: M. Boykin8
Interceptions: J. Elliott4
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/1 vs. 14 Michigan W 24 - 17
9/8 vs. Ball State W 24 - 16
9/15 vs. Vanderbilt W 22 - 17
9/22 at Wake Forest W 56 - 27
9/29 vs. 7 Stanford W 38 - 17
10/6 at 24 Virginia Tech W 45 - 23
10/13 vs. Pittsburgh W 19 - 14
10/27 at Navy W 44 - 22
11/3 at Northwestern W 31 - 21
11/10 vs. Florida State W 42 - 13
11/17 vs. 12 Syracuse W 36 - 3
11/24 at USC W 24 - 17
12/29 at 2 Clemson L 3 - 30
Independents (FBS)
  Conference Overall
3 Notre Dame -- 12-1
Army -- 11-2
Brigham Young -- 7-6
Liberty -- 6-6
Massachusetts -- 4-8
New Mexico State -- 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5721 (35)
Passing Yards: 3347 (33)
Rushing Yards: 2374 (52)
Points per game: 31.4 (42)
Yards per game: 440.1 (32)
Touchdowns: 50 (40)
Field Goals: 18 (24)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4516 (32)
Passing Yards: 2703 (47)
Rushing Yards: 1813 (35)
Points per game: 18.2 (13)
Yards per game: 347.4 (30)
Touchdowns: 26 (12)
Field Goals: 14 (74)
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