Published 7:36 p.m. ET Nov. four, 2017 | Updated 7:43 p.m. ET Nov. four, 2017
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Wimbush handed for a career-high 280 yards, ran for 2 touchdowns and shook off an harm as No. 5 Notre Dame gained its seventh straight, beating Wake Forest 48-37 on Saturday in a sport through which Irish working again Josh Adams missed the second half due to a concussion.
Adams left the sector late within the first quarter and Wimbush (knee) joined him late within the first half as Notre Dame Stadium grew silent in a rush. Wimbush who was hit on his planted left leg after a 28-yard achieve. He left the sector on his personal energy
Wimbush returned for the second half whereas Adams rode a stationary bike on the sideline because the Irish (Eight-1, No. Three CFP) totaled season highs in pbading (340) and complete yards (720) to arrange a showdown with No. 9 Miami (No. 10 CFP) subsequent Saturday.
Wake Forest (5-Three) didn’t go down with no battle, piling up 587 yards in offense in opposition to a protection directed by former Demon Deacons coordinator Mike Elko.
Wimbush was 15-of-30 pbading and threw a 34-yard landing to sophomore Chase Claypool, who had a career-high 180 yards on 9 receptions. Wimbush additionally had 110 yards on 12 carries and the second TD was a 50-yarder within the second quarter.
Adams, who was fifth nationally with 1,169 yards getting into the sport, exited after gaining simply 22 yards on 5 carries. His harm occurred when he dove right into a pile after a Wimbush fumble with about 2½ minutes left within the first quarter. Adams underwent concussion protocol, was cleared however didn’t return and did not must — the nation’s No. 6 speeding offense, averaging slightly below 318 yards a sport, gained 383 on the succesful legs of Wimbush, Deon McIntosh (63 yards) and 4 others who surpbaded Adams’ output.
Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford threw for 331 yards and accounted for 3 touchdowns (two pbading) and working again Matt Colburn grew to become the primary again to run for 100 yards in opposition to Notre Dame this season, ending with 120.
Wake Forest: For the second straight week, Wolford and the offense had huge video games. Every week after totaling 625 complete yards, with Wolford throwing for 461 yards and 5 TDs, he threw for 331 in opposition to the Irish. But the Demon Deacons stay one win wanting bowl eligibility.
Notre Dame: The Irish confirmed their depth after the accidents to Wimbush and Adams. Sophomore backup QB Ian Book threw a 1-yard TD cross when Wimbush obtained harm after which rushed for 54 yards after Wimbush’s day was over. Tony Jones Jr. (59), large receiver Kevin Stepherson (42) and Dexter Willliams (33) all surpbaded Adams, who was harm a day after Notre Dame started promoting “33Trucking” hats (Adams wears No. 33) to tout his Heisman Trophy candidacy and help a hardship fund for athletes.
Notre Dame was third within the first College Football Playoff rankings behind No. 1 Georgia and No. 2 Alabama and simply forward of No. four Clemson and did nothing to harm its place. The subsequent rankings might be launched Tuesday evening.
Wake Forest: Plays at Syracuse subsequent Saturday.
Notre Dame: Plays at Miami subsequent Saturday.
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