Notre Dame Athletics | October 28, 2020
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish make history in 2020 by joining a conference for the first time in the 132-year tenure of the program. The Irish will play as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The South Florida matchup marks the only non-conference game the Irish will play in the regular season.
With the 45-3 win over Pitt, Notre Dame was the only ranked team to not give up a touchdown last week. Northwestern was the only other Power 5 team to hold their opponent without a touchdown last week (Northwestern 43, Maryland 3).
QB Ian Book is 25-3 (.893) as a starter, which ranks second nationally among all FBS quarterbacks (min. 20 wins), even as Book ranks 14th overall in total QB career starts (28). His 25 wins rank tied for third among all FBS quarterbacks.
Offensive coordinator Tommy Rees is one of just three Power 5 coordinators currently coaching under the same head coach for whom they played as a student-athlete. He joins Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz and North Carolina co-defensive coordinator Tommy Thigpen.
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