SEASON IN REVIEW
University of Notre Dame
2019 CAMPING WORLD BOWL 57
GAME 7 OCT. 26, 2019 MICHIGAN 45, NOTRE DAME 14 MICHIGAN STADIUM
On a rain-soaked evening, the eighth-ranked Notre Dame football program
struggled to fi nd an o ensive identity, falling to No. 19 Michigan 45-14 at
The Wolverines outgained the Irish 437-180, including 303 rushing yards where
the Irish had allowed an average of just 155.0 rushing yards per game entering
Quarterback Ian Book fi nished 8-of-25 passing for 73 yards and a touchdown.
In relief, sophomore Phil Jurkovec fi nished with 60 yards and a touchdown on
3-of-4 passing. Linebacker Drew White totaled a career-high 11 tackles to lead
the Irish defense.
GAME 8 NOV. 2, 2019 NOTRE DAME 21, VIRGINIA TECH 20 NOTRE DAME STADIUM
A last-gasp touchdown drive resulting in a seven-yard scoring rush by Ian Book
lifted No. 16 Notre Dame to a 21-20 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday at
Notre Dame Stadium.
After the Hokies (5-3) had held the Irish (6-2) scoreless in the second half,
Book and company manufactured an 18-play, 87-yard drive in the fi nal 3:22 of
regulation, scoring with 29 seconds remaining to regain the lead.
Book fi nished 29-of-53 for 341 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions,
while also rushing for an additional 50 yards on 13 carries. Wide receiver Chase
Claypool had eight catches for 118 yards — including one for 26 yards on fourth
down during the fi nal drive.
Linebacker Drew White led the team in tackles with eight, while cornerback
Donte Vaughan had six tackles and a pair of pass breakups and safety Kyle
Hamilton fi nished with four tackles, a pass break-up and the interception that iced
the game with two seconds to go.
GAME 9 NOV. 9, 2019 NOTRE DAME 38, DUKE 7 WALLACE WADE STADIUM
On a night of explosive o ense, No. 15 Notre Dame came away with a 38-7 win
over Duke on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.
The Irish (7-2) controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides, outgaining the Blue
Devils (4-5) 469-197, including 288-95 yards rushing. The Irish recorded nine
o ensive plays of at least 15 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per play while limiting
Duke to just 3.2 yards per play.
Senior quarterback Ian Book went 18-of-32 for 181 yards and four touchdowns, in
addition to a career-best 139 rushing yards. His four-score performance made him
one of just two Notre Dame quarterbacks to throw at least four touchdown passes
on four occasions, joining Brady Quinn, who accomplished the feat seven times.
Senior receiver Chris Finke led the Irish with two touchdown receptions and 100
all-purpose yards, including a 46-yard punt return in the fourth quarter. Senior
wideout Chase Claypool added 97 yards and a touchdown. Tight end George
Takacs and running back C’Bo Flemister also added touchdowns for the Irish.
Linebacker Drew White led the Irish with seven tackles while cornerback Troy
Pride Jr., linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, safety Jalen Elliott and safety
Alohi Gilman each recorded six tackles.