NCAAF Game Recap - Notre Dame at Duke
Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Nov 9, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

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(15) Notre Dame (7-2)

14

7

7

10

38

Duke (4-5)

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7

0

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7

Book throws 4 TDs, No. 15 Notre Dame routs Duke 38-7
Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:52 PM

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Ian Book trusted his legs to pick up chunks of yardage for No. 15 Notre Dame. The touchdowns came from his arm.

Book rushed for a career-best 139 yards and threw four touchdown passes and the Fighting Irish routed Duke 38-7 on Saturday night.

Book finished 18 of 32 for 181 yards passing, Chris Finke caught touchdown passes of 18 and 6 yards, and Chase Claypool and George Takacs also had short scoring catches.

C'Bo Flemister rushed 2 yards for a TD for the Fighting Irish (7-2, No. 15 CFP). In winning their second straight and fifth in six games, they rolled up 469 total yards, led 21-0 before the Blue Devils picked up their second first down and kept them at bay the rest of the way.

"It's hard to win in November," Book said. "You want to win every single game in November. It's huge. ... We're still playing for a lot of things here."

Book became the first Notre Dame quarterback with 100 yards both rushing and passing since Brandon Wimbush did it two years ago against Wake Forest.

"He's just a heck of a football player," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said.

Book has accounted for seven touchdowns in his last two games, both victories over Atlantic Coast Conference schools. He threw for two TDs last week against Virginia Tech, then rushed for the winning score with 29 seconds left to beat the Hokies.

The Blue Devils kept him from crossing the goal line in this one, prompting Book to quip that "I need to get faster.

"I need to get in the end zone," he said. "I'm kind of upset about it. But fast DBs, they caught me. ... I was able to get the first downs ... but I want to get in the end zone."

Quentin Harris was 16 of 28 for 102 yards for Duke (4-5) with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Young late in the second quarter. The Blue Devils have lost three straight and four of five since starting 3-1.

THE TAKEAWAY

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish rushed for 288 yards - their best game on the ground in a month - against a decent Duke run defense, and 148 of those yards came on three carries, runs of 45 and 53 yards by Book and a 40-yarder by Jahmir Smith. Both co-starters - Tony Jones Jr. and Jafar Armstrong - were back, but they combined for just 27 yards on 10 attempts.

Duke: The Blue Devils have played three 2018 College Football Playoff programs in 12 months - Clemson last November, and Alabama and now Notre Dame this season - and lost them all by a combined 108-16, failing to reach double-figure scoring in any of them. This loss puts Duke in bowl jeopardy: The Blue Devils must win two of their final three - against Syracuse, No. 22 Wake Forest and resurgent Miami - to reach their third straight bowl game.

"I'm concerned with where we are with a rhythm" on offense, Cutcliffe said. "We've got an approach where we're going to work like we've always worked, but I think a study of what we're doing right now is real important. ... You don't panic. ... We've got three big football games in front of us that we can go win."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

While the Irish certainly have a case to climb a bit higher in the polls, it could work against them that the teams ranked alongside them in the mid-teens lost this week.

BOOKING IT

Book had 86 yards rushing by halftime, surpassing his previous single-game best of 81 set in the opener at Louisville. He gained more yards on one rush - covering 45 yards in the second quarter - than the Blue Devils' entire offense had to that point (36), then went for 53 yards in the first minute of the fourth quarter that set up Jonathan Doerer's 43-yard field goal.

TURNING POINT

Duke missed on a couple of chances to make it a one-score game, first squandering Shaka Heyward's interception of Book's pass late in the second quarter when the drive stalled at the Irish 26 and AJ Reed pushed a 44-yard kick wide right. Then, the Blue Devils' first drive of the second half ended when Troy Pride Jr. intercepted Harris' pass for Scott Bracey and Notre Dame turned that takeaway into Book's second scoring pass to Finck.

UP NEXT

Notre Dame: Plays host to No. 25 Navy on Saturday.

Duke: Plays host to Syracuse on Saturday.

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Passing

ND Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
I. Book 32 18 56.3 4 181 35 2 86.1
Duke Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Katrenick 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Q. Harris 28 16 57.1 1 102 29 1 61.9

Rushing

ND Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Book 12 139 11.6 53 0
J. Smith 8 58 7.3 40 0
Duke Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Jackson 14 52 3.7 19 0
M. Durant 7 29 4.1 10 0

Receiving

ND Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Claypool 5 97 19.4 35 1
C. Finke 5 49 9.8 18 2
Duke Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Young 2 30 15.0 29 1
N. Gray 4 28 7.0 11 0

Fumbles

Duke F FL
Q. Harris 1 1

Returning

ND KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Finke 0 - 0 0 2 25.5 0 46
Duke KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Philyaw-Johnson 5 24.4 0 36 0 - 0 0
J. Blackwell 0 - 0 0 2 2.5 0 6

Punting

ND Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Bramblett 6 215 35.8 44
Duke Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Parker 9 450 50.0 56

Takeaways

ND Int Yds InTD
T. Pride Jr. 1 19 0
Duke Int Yds InTD
S. Heyward 1 12 0
M. Carter II 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

ND Duke
Points For 38 7
Total Yards 469 197
Rushing Yards 288 95
Passing Yards 181 102
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/32 16/31
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/1
First Downs 21 10
Penalties - Yards 8/56 8/63
Time Of Possession 52:52 8:08
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/17 3/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 6/36 9/50

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ND Duke
ND 6:58 TD Chris Finke 18 yd pass from Ian Book (Jonathan Doerer kick) 7 0
ND 10:57 TD Chase Claypool 7 yd pass from Ian Book (Jonathan Doerer kick) 14 0
2nd Quarter ND Duke
ND 7:02 TD C'Borius Flemister 2 yd run (Jonathan Doerer kick) 21 0
Duke 12:05 TD Aaron Young 29 yd pass from Quentin Harris (AJ Reed kick) 21 7
3rd Quarter ND Duke
ND 5:50 TD Chris Finke 6 yd pass from Ian Book (Jonathan Doerer kick) 28 7
4th Quarter ND Duke
ND 2:01 FG Jonathan Doerer 34 yd FG 31 7
ND 7:39 TD George Takacs 2 yd pass from Ian Book (Jonathan Doerer kick) 38 7

Game Information

Stadium: Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Attendance: 40,004
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