Miami and Notre Dame meet in a key matchup on Saturday, November 11, 2017.
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Miami-Notre Dame live updates, score
Final: Miami 41, Notre Dame 8
For the second straight week, Miami looked like possibly the best team in the country. The Hurricanes throttled Notre Dame from start to finish and should shoot up the rankings this week.
The only question now: How high can Miami go?
4:00 Q4: Miami 41, Notre Dame 8
DeeJay Dallas’ breakout party continues. The freshman’s 4-yard touchdown run was his second of the game and he’s separated himself from the rest of Miami’s backup running backs behind Travis Homer.
Dallas has career bests in virtually every category. The athlete has a career-high 53 yards on 12 carries plus 2 touchdowns.
8:50 Q4: Miami 34, Notre Dame 8
Jonathan Garvin wasn’t going to let Miami’s secondary have all the turnover-chain fun. The defensive lineman’s strip sack and recovery will give the Hurricanes a chance to add another score to this blowout win.
End 3: Miami 34, Notre Dame 8
No shutout for Miami. Notre Dame finally gets on the board with 12 seconds remaining in the third quarter on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Brandon Wimbush to tight end Alize Mack.
The Fighting Irish finally moved the ball against the Hurricanes in what is essentially garbage time. Notre Dame went 80 yards in only 10 plays and is now averaging more than 4 yards per play.
10:30 Q3: Miami 34, Notre Dame 0
Miami’s offense didn’t want to get forgotten. In only 9 plays and less than 5 minutes, the Hurricanes marched 90 yards down the field for a touchdown to open the second half.
DeeJay Dallas has shown flashes of potential during the past few weeks, but this is a breakout performance for the freshman. The athlete dove for the pylon to cap the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. He has 36 yards on 5 carries operating both as a running back and a Wildcat quarterback.
Halftime: Miami 27, Notre Dame 0
Miami’s defense had done basically everything right this season. The only thing missing was a touchdown.
Finally, the Hurricanes got one. Freshman defensive back Trajan Bandy took an interception back 65 yards for a touchdown with 22 seconds left in the first half to give Miami a 27-0 lead in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Notre Dame has already turned to its backup quarterback and Ian Book’s first mistake was costly. The Fighting Irish were driving until Bandy’s interception. Notre Dame finished the first half with only 139 yards on 39 plays.
It’s a party at Hard Rock Stadium.
5:56 Q2: Miami 20, Notre Dame 0
Michael Badgley is now Miami’s all-time leader in field goals. The Hurricanes couldn’t move the ball after Malek Young’s interception, but the kicker stretches the lead to three touchdowns with a 30-yard field goal.
Brandon Wimbush looks rattled against the Hurricanes defense. The Notre Dame quarterback is 2 for 10 with 2 picks and a measly 5.6 quarterback rating.
7:20 Q2: Miami 17, Notre Dame 0
The turnover chain returns. An overthrow by quarterback Brandon Winbush gave defensive back Malek Young an easy interception and Miami is right back in the red zone with a chance to add to the lead.
13:27 Q2: Miami 17, Notre Dame 0
For the first time today, Miami stalled out in the red zone, but the Hurricanes still come away with 3 points on a 23-yard field goal by kicker Michael Badgley. The field goal was Badgley’s 73rd in his career, tying a school record.
Miami’s offense has been inconsistent all season. The biggest thing holding the Hurricanes back from consistency, though, was its efficiency in the red zone. Although Miami scored 90 percent of the time it reached the red zone entering Saturday – tied for 25th best in the country – the Hurricanes had only actually scored 16 touchdowns in 30 trips. After three red-zone possessions today, Miami has scored touchdowns on 18 of 32 trips.
End 1: Miami 14, Notre Dame 0
Miami is dominating the No. 3 team in the country. The Hurricanes forced another punt and Notre Dame has managed just 50 yards on 18 plays.
Miami, meanwhile, is driving again after 25-yard run by athlete DeeJay Dallas. The No. 7 Hurricanes already have 143 yards and are averaging 7.9 yards per play.
2:33 Q1: Miami 14, Notre Dame 0
Miami gets right back on the board with some help from its signature piece of jewelry. An interception by defensive back Jaquan Johnson gave the Hurricanes a drive starting at Notre Dame’s 32-yard line. Two plays later, Miami was in the end zone.
Malik Rosier’s red-hot start continues. The quarterback began the drive with 16-yard pass to Jeff Thomas then ran in a 16-yard touchdown to double the Hurricanes’ lead to 14-0. Rosier is 6 or 9 with 72 yards and a touchdown. He’s also run 4 times for 28 yards and a score.
4:01 Q1: Miami 7, Notre Dame 0
Miami strikes first, solving its red-zone woes to take a 7-0 lead at Hard Rock Stadium. Quarterback Malik Rosier dropped an absolute dime to wide receiver Braxton Berrios in the back-right corner of the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown.
This is the best start to a game for Rosier this season. The quarterback is 5 for 8 with 56 yards, plus he has 12 yards on 3 carries. Two of those carries helped the Hurricanes move the chains in the red zone.
Miami’s defense has looked excellent so far, too. Notre Dame has managed only 41 yards on 12 plays through two drives.
Miami-Notre Dame game time, details
Date: November 11, 2017
When: 8:00pm ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Odds: Miami +3.5
Weather: Partly cloudy, high of 82 degrees
Miami-Notre Dame preview, keys to the game
A crucial showdown will take place Saturday in South Florida between old rivals as Miami hosts Notre Dame at Hard Rock Stadium. Miami, atop the ACC Coastal, is currently undefeated at 8-0 (6-0 ACC), ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 7 in the College Football Playoff’s second installment of rankings for 2017. Notre Dame is 8-1 and ranked No. 3 in both the AP Poll and the CFP rankings.
Miami’s AP ranking is its highest since 2013 and the last time they’ve been ranked in the top 10 this late in a season was November 2005.
Meanwhile Notre Dame has responded with a bounce back effort after last season’s 4-8 showing.
Miami is striving to remain undefeated season and take another step in its push for a Top 4 spot in the CFP. Following up last week’s 28-10 victory vs. Virginia Tech with a win against Notre Dame would certainly impress the committee.
Miami redshirt junior quarterback Malik Rosier has proved to be a capable starter for the Hurricanes in 2017. In 8 games, he is 154-of-274 with 19 touchdowns while rushing the ball 82 times for 295 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Miami wide receiver Braxton Berrios is having a strong senior season, as he’s tallied 35 receptions for 465 yards and seven touchdowns.
Running back Travis Homer has filled in admirably for the injured Mark Walton. Homer has rushed for 612 yards and six touchdowns.
The Miami defense has gotten plenty of chances to rock their turnover chain this season, as their 20 takeaways ranks 10th in the nation.
Michael Jackson has donned the bling the most, as he leads the Hurricanes with four interceptions.
For Notre Dame, they are trying to extend their winning streak to eight games. Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 48-37 last week.
Knocking rival Miami from the ranks of the unbeaten and doing damage to the Hurricanes’ playoff hopes is an added bonus as they seek to boost their own playoff profile.
Like Miami, the Fighting Irish have gotten strong play from their quarterback this season. Junior Brandon Wimbush is 102-for-199, throwing for 1,287 yards, 11 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions.
Wimbush’s favorite targets this year have been Chase Claypool and Equanimeous St. Brown. Claypool has made 24 catches for 354 yards and 2 touchdowns. St. Brown has amassed 22 catches for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The engine of the Notre Dame offense is running back Josh Adams. The Heisman candidate has rushed for 1,191 yards and nine touchdowns.
The Notre Dame defense is stingy as well, allowing just 18.4 points per game (17th in the nation).
Te’von Coney leads the Irish with 7.5 tackles for losses and also has three sacks.
This game promises to be a grind it out affair, with the team able to win the turnover battle coming out on top.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series 18-7-1, with the games in Miami tied at 6-6-1.
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