SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book threw three landing passes and ran for 2 scores in his closing residence recreation at Notre Dame, main the second-ranked Combating Irish to a 45-21 victory in opposition to Syracuse on Saturday.
The fifth-year senior led the Irish to a victory as a starter for the thirtieth time, probably the most ever for a Notre Dame quarterback. The Irish (10-0, 9-0 ACC, CFP No. 2) ran their successful streak to 16 video games, finest within the nation, and their residence successful streak to 24.
Subsequent up for the Irish, who’re taking part in this season in a pandemic as a member of the Atlantic Coast Convention, is the Dec. 19 league championship recreation in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is going to be a rematch in opposition to No. 4 Clemson if the Tigers beat Virginia Tech later Saturday.
Ebook was 24-for-37 for 285 yards, with landing passes of 21, 28 and 26 to Javon McKinley, who had seven receptions for 111 yards.
Ebook scored on runs of 28 and 17 yards and rushed for 53 yards whereas bettering to 30-3 as a starter and passing Notre Dame greats Tom Clements, Ron Powlus and Brady Quinn for many victories as a beginning quarterback.
The Orange (1-10, 1-9) managed 414 yards on the Irish protection, ranked No. 10 nationally coming into the sport, and took a 7-3 lead within the second quarter.
Notre Dame began its scoring run thanks partly to a roughing the passer penalty by Syracuse that Ebook later became a 28-yard TD run. Linebacker Marist Liufau‘s fumble restoration and return to the Syracuse 21 was adopted by Ebook’s first TD cross to McKinley.
Then Ebook engineered a six-play, 68-yard scoring drive that took solely 32 seconds, ending it with a 28-yard TD cross to McKinley and the Irish have been up 24-7 at half.