Dexter Williams

No. 3 Notre Dame title hopes snapped by dominant performance by No. 2 Clemson in Cotton Bowl

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Notre Dame's championship dreams were tossed away by Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinal in the Cotton Bowl. Trevor Lawrence was unflappable against the Irish. [more]

No. 2 Clemson in full control of No. 3 Notre Dame at halftime of Cotton Bowl, leading 23-3

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A pair of long touchdown passes by Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to Justyn Ross in the second quarter have been the big difference through one half of play in the College Football Playoff semifinal game being played in the Cotton Bowl. No. 2 Clemson leads No. 3 Notre Dame 23-3 at the half in Arlington [more]

Irish A-to-Z: Dexter Williams

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A third-string running back with home run potential, Dexter Williams made waves for the wrong reasons last week when he was one of five players in the infamous Ford Focus. The sophomore—thrown into the fire last season and ready to emerge in 2016—had been dazzling in camp, capable of breaking long runs, returning kickoffs and stepping into a [more]

Five things we learned: Notre Dame 62, UMass 27

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On paper, Notre Dame did everything you’d expect on Saturday afternoon. The Irish’s dominant 62-27 victory looked every bit the lopsided win you would’ve expected from a 30-point favorite, with Notre Dame running for 457 yards and scoring 62 points, the first time over 60 since Lou Holtz pasted Rutgers in 1996. So while most scoffed when Brian Kelly [more]

Injuries mean opportunities for young talent

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  Notre Dame lost Tarean Folston on his third carry of the season, with the junior running back tearing his ACL within the first 10 minutes of the season. The injury hurts the Irish depth chart, taking a frontline player from a position group that already was thin on numbers and experience. Folston’s injury is the [more]