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Notre Dame 52, South Florida 0

SOUTH BEND Ian Book ran for three first-half touchdowns and No. 7 Notre Dame won its 20th straight home game 52-0 against South Florida on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish (2-0) led 35-0 at halftime and for the second year in a row posted a 52-point shutout.

Book capped the opening drive with 4-yard touchdown run and freshman Chris Tyree scored from a yard out about five minutes later.

It never got better for the first-year coach Jeff Scott's Bulls (1-1), who were a late add to Notre Dame's schedule after the Irish joined the Atlantic Coast Conference for this off season in a pandemic.

C'Bo Flemister ran for a career-best 127 yards for Notre Dame as the Irish spread the touches around between starter Kyren Williams (62 yards on 10 carries) and Tyree (65 on eight).

Book is the first quarterback in Notre Dame's modern era to run for three touchdowns in one half. He added 143 yards on 12-of-19 passing before exiting with 2:21 left in the third quarter as freshman Drew Pyne took over.

Jafar Armstrong added a 5-yard TD run to close out the scoring for the Irish.

Meanwhile, the Irish defense limited USF to 65 yards in the first half and 231 total while breaking in three new starters.

The Irish special teams got into the act in the third quarter with the help of a high snap over the head of USF punter Trent Schneider. When the Australian picked it up 36 yards behind the line of scrimmage, Osita Ekwonu blocked Schneider's kick and freshman Jordan Botelho recovered the ball as it was going into the end zone for a 45-0 lead with 3:23 left in the third quarter.

The Irish beat Bowling Green 52-0 last season.

THE TAKEAWAY

South Florida: The Bulls couldn't muster anything on offense in offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr.'s homecoming of sorts. He son of the former Notre Dame coach who was replaced by Brian Kelly, used two quarterbacks in the first half. USF started Jordan McCloud and replaced him with Noah Johnson but Weis, sitting in the press box, got little from either. Even wide receiver Jah'Quez Evans lined up to take a snap on a fourth-down fake punt that lost nine yards when Irish defensive end Isaiah Foskey sniffed the play out.

Notre Dame: The Irish had touchdowns on five of their six possessions in the first half, while outgaining USF 279-65 in the first half. Book completed 10 of 14 passes for 107 yards in the first 30 minutes as the Irish used eight different rushers in the game.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Irish, who rose to seventh in last week's Associated Press Top 25, should be about the same this week.

UP NEXT

South Florida visits Florida Atlantic on Saturday to play former coach Willie Taggert (2013-16) and the Owls, who have yet to play a game because of a COVID-19-related postponement.

Notre Dame returns to ACC action Saturday at Wake Forest.

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  South Florida Notre Dame
First downs 12 22
  Rushing 5 16
  Passing 5 5
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 2-15, 13% 8-14, 57%
4th down efficiency 1-5, 20% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 33-106 45-281
Passing Yards 125 148
Return Yards 129 21
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-28-0 13-21-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-15 0-0
Punts 6 2
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 4-40 2-25
South Florida Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCloud 8 14 64 0 0
N. Johnson 4 12 61 0 0
K. Marsh 0 2 0 0 0
Notre Dame Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
I. Book 12 19 143 0 0
D. Pyne 1 2 5 0 0
South Florida Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ford 6 70 11.7 0
J. McCloud 5 21 4.2 0
N. Johnson 6 12 2.0 0
B. Battie 3 9 3.0 0
K. Joiner 8 6 0.8 0
O. Seriki 3 1 0.3 0
L. Williams 1 -4 -4.0 0
J. Evans 1 -9 -9.0 0
Notre Dame Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Flemister 13 127 9.8 1
C. Tyree 8 65 8.1 1
K. Williams 10 62 6.2 0
I. Book 4 9 2.3 3
J. Armstrong 7 7 1.0 1
T. Tremble 1 4 4.0 0
D. Pyne 1 4 4.0 0
B. Lenzy 1 3 3.0 0
South Florida Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Williams 2 48 24.0 0
D. Dukes 3 36 12.0 0
M. Brinkman 2 21 10.5 0
O. Dollison 1 17 17.0 0
X. Weaver 1 6 6.0 0
C. Carter 1 4 4.0 0
K. Joiner 1 -3 -3.0 0
T. Horne 1 -4 -4.0 0
Notre Dame Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Tremble 3 60 20.0 0
B. Lenzy 3 34 11.3 0
J. Armstrong 1 18 18.0 0
K. Williams 2 10 5.0 0
C. Flemister 1 9 9.0 0
J. McKinley 1 7 7.0 0
M. Mayer 1 5 5.0 0
K. Bauman 1 5 5.0 0
South Florida Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Notre Dame Interceptions
Player Int Yards
South Florida Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Schneider 4 109 27.3
J. McCloud 1 35 35.0
Notre Dame Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bramblett 2 74 37.0
South Florida Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Notre Dame Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Salerno 1 7 7.0
South Florida Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ford 4 53 13.3
B. Battie 2 38 19.0
T. Horne 2 38 19.0
Notre Dame Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Tyree 1 14 14.0
South Florida Missed FG
Player Length
Notre Dame Missed FG
Player Length
J. Doerer 38


4th Quarter
3rd&9 at USF 33 (0:42) Odunayo Seriki rush middle for 0 yards.
2nd&11 at USF 31 (1:24) Odunayo Seriki rush middle for 2 yards to the USF33.
1st&10 at USF 32 (2:09) Odunayo Seriki rush right for -1 yard to the USF31.
Kick Return (2:15) Notre Dame kicks off. Brian Battie returns 26 yards to the USF32.
Point AfterND 52-0 (2:15) Dawson Goepferich PAT - GOOD.
4th&5 at USF 5ND 51-0 (2:20) Jafar Armstrong rush right for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
3rd&2 at USF 2 (3:02) Jafar Armstrong rush right for -3 yards to the USF5.
Defensive Time Out (3:02) South Florida time out.
2nd&5 at USF 5 (3:47) Jafar Armstrong rush left for 3 yards to the USF2.
1st&10 at USF 10 (4:37) Jafar Armstrong rush for 5 yards to the USF5.
1st&10 at USF 22 (5:26) C'Bo Flemister rush for 12 yards to the USF10.
2nd&8 at ND 47 (6:13) C'Bo Flemister rush right for 31 yards to the USF22.
1st&10 at ND 45 (7:01) C'Bo Flemister rush left for 2 yards to the ND47.
3rd&1 at ND 43 (7:44) C'Bo Flemister rush middle for 2 yards to the ND45.
2nd&3 at ND 41 (8:28) C'Bo Flemister rush left for 2 yards to the ND43.
1st&10 at ND 34 (9:15) C'Bo Flemister rush right for 7 yards to the ND41.
4th&5 at ND 34 (9:19) Katravis Marsh incomplete pass to the right.
3rd&4 at ND 33 (9:49) Brian Battie rush right for -1 yard to the ND34.
2nd&4 at ND 33 (9:51) Katravis Marsh incomplete pass to the right.
1st&10 at ND 39 (10:17) Brian Battie rush left for 6 yards to the ND33.
2nd&6 at USF 47 (10:20) Notre Dame penalized 14 yards.
1st&10 at USF 43 (10:45) Brian Battie rush left for 4 yards to the USF47.
4th&6 at ND 23 (10:53) Jay Bramblett punts. No return. Ball on USF43.
3rd&6 at ND 23 (10:55) Drew Pyne incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&18 at ND 11 (11:37) C'Bo Flemister rush middle for 12 yards to the ND23.
2nd&7 at ND 22 (11:53) Notre Dame penalized -11 yards.
1st&10 at ND 19 (12:03) C'Bo Flemister rush right for 3 yards to the ND22.
4th&10 at ND 19 (12:10) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the left.
3rd&10 at ND 19 (12:15) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the left.
Offensive Time Out (12:15) South Florida time out.
2nd&10 at ND 19 (12:21) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the right.
1st&10 at ND 19 (12:27) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the right.
3rd&14 at ND 41 (13:08) Johnny Ford rush for 22 yards to the ND19.
2nd&10 at ND 37 (13:52) Noah Johnson pass completion to the right to Terrence Horne for -4 yards to the ND41.
1st&10 at ND 37 (13:56) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the right.
1st&10 at USF 27 (14:23) Noah Johnson pass completion to the right to Latrell Williams for 36 yards to the ND37.
2nd&10 at USF 10 (15:00) Noah Johnson pass completion to the right to Omarion Dollison for 17 yards to the USF27.
3rd Quarter
1st&10 at USF 10 (0:12) Noah Johnson rush middle for 0 yards.
4th&1 at 50 (0:50) Jay Bramblett punts. No return. Ball on USF10.
3rd&5 at ND 46 (1:05) Drew Pyne rush middle for 4 yards to the 50.
2nd&10 at ND 41 (1:49) Drew Pyne pass completion to the right to Kevin Bauman for 5 yards to the ND46.
1st&10 at ND 41 (2:21) Jafar Armstrong rush right for 0 yards.
4th&6 at USF 24 (2:29) Jordan McCloud punts. No return. Ball on ND41.
Offensive Time Out (2:29) South Florida time out.
3rd&6 at USF 24 (2:35) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the left.
2nd&10 at USF 20 (3:11) Noah Johnson rush left for 4 yards to the USF24.
1st&10 at USF 20 (3:15) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the right.
Kick Return (3:23) Notre Dame kicks off. Brian Battie returns 12 yards to the USF20.
Point AfterND 45-0 (3:23) Jonathan Doerer PAT - GOOD.
4th&12 at ND 45ND 44-0 (3:34) Kenny Scribner punt blocked by Osita Ekwonu. Returned by Jordan Botelho for a TOUCHDOWN.
3rd&6 at ND 39 (4:10) Jordan McCloud sacked by Alexander Ehrensberger for -6 yards to the ND45.
2nd&10 at ND 43 (4:44) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the right to Chris Carter for 4 yards to the ND39.
1st&10 at ND 43 (4:54) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the middle.
2nd&9 at USF 43 (5:26) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to DeVontres Dukes for 14 yards to the ND43.
1st&10 at USF 42 (5:56) Kelley Joiner rush left for 1 yard to the USF43.
1st&10 at USF 28 (6:29) Jordan McCloud rush right for 14 yards to the USF42.
Kick Return (6:34) Notre Dame kicks off. Johnny Ford returns 20 yards to the USF28.
4th&4 at USF 4ND 38-0 (6:38) Jonathan Doerer 22 yard FIELD GOAL.
3rd&4 at USF 4 (6:43) Ian Book incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&8 at USF 8 (7:24) Chris Tyree rush left for 4 yards to the USF4.
1st&8 at USF 8 (7:27) Ian Book incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at USF 35 (7:47) Ian Book pass completion to the left to Tommy Tremble for 27 yards to the USF8.
4th&1 at USF 40 (8:23) Kyren Williams rush right for 5 yards to the USF35. Kyren Williams fumbles, Jarrett Patterson of Notre Dame recovers and returns 0 yards.
3rd&10 at USF 49 (8:45) Ian Book pass completion to the middle to Tommy Tremble for 9 yards to the USF40.
2nd&10 at USF 49 (8:50) Ian Book incomplete pass to the right.
1st&10 at USF 49 (9:23) Kyren Williams rush left for 0 yards.
1st&10 at ND 36 (9:55) Chris Tyree rush left for 15 yards to the USF49.
4th&4 at ND 36 (10:01) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the middle.
3rd&4 at ND 36 (10:04) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&10 at ND 42 (10:36) Jordan McCloud rush left for 6 yards to the ND36.
1st&10 at ND 42 (11:09) Kelley Joiner rush middle for 0 yards.
4th&2 at ND 45 (11:33) Jordan McCloud rush left for 3 yards to the ND42.
3rd&1 at ND 44 (12:06) Kelley Joiner rush middle for -1 yard to the ND45.
2nd&10 at USF 47 (12:27) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Mitchell Brinkman for 9 yards to the ND44.
1st&10 at USF 47 (12:34) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the right.
3rd&2 at USF 44 (13:03) Johnny Ford rush middle for 3 yards to the USF47.
2nd&10 at USF 36 (13:34) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to DeVontres Dukes for 8 yards to the USF44.
1st&10 at USF 36 (14:02) Johnny Ford rush middle for 0 yards.
1st&10 at USF 24 (14:29) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the right to Mitchell Brinkman for 12 yards to the USF36.
1st&10 at USF 10 (14:56) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to DeVontres Dukes for 14 yards to the USF24.
Offensive Penalty (15:00) Notre Dame kicks off. Johnny Ford returns 19 yards to the USF20. South Florida penalized -10 yards.
2nd Quarter
3rd&2 at USF 31 (0:35) Noah Johnson rush left for 0 yards.
2nd&5 at USF 28 (1:15) Johnny Ford rush middle for 3 yards to the USF31.
1st&10 at USF 23 (1:48) Noah Johnson rush middle for 5 yards to the USF28.
Kick Return (1:55) Notre Dame kicks off. Johnny Ford returns 14 yards to the USF23.
Point AfterND 35-0 (1:55) Jonathan Doerer PAT - GOOD.
3rd&1 at USF 1ND 34-0 (1:57) Ian Book rush middle for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
2nd&10 at USF 10 (2:16) Kyren Williams rush left for 9 yards to the USF1.
1st&10 at USF 10 (2:21) Ian Book incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at USF 25 (2:49) Kyren Williams rush left for 15 yards to the USF10.
4th&6 at USF 24 (2:59) Trent Schneider punts. No return. Ball on USF25.
3rd&18 at USF 12 (3:40) Noah Johnson pass completion to the right to Latrell Williams for 12 yards to the USF24.
3rd&13 at USF 17 (3:56) South Florida penalized -5 yards.
2nd&10 at USF 20 (4:50) Noah Johnson rush for -3 yards to the USF17.
1st&10 at USF 20 (5:19) Johnny Ford rush right for 0 yards.
4th&8 at USF 20 (5:24) 38 yard field goal attempt by Jonathan Doerer is NO GOOD.
3rd&3 at USF 15 (6:09) Kyren Williams rush for -5 yards to the USF20.
Defensive Time Out (6:09) South Florida time out.
2nd&4 at USF 16 (6:46) Kyren Williams rush left for 1 yard to the USF15.
1st&10 at USF 22 (7:17) Ian Book pass completion to the right to Kyren Williams for 6 yards to the USF16.
3rd&1 at USF 26 (8:05) Tommy Tremble rush right for 4 yards to the USF22.
2nd&10 at USF 35 (8:46) Ian Book pass completion to the left to Braden Lenzy for 9 yards to the USF26.
1st&10 at USF 35 (9:15) Chris Tyree rush middle for 0 yards.
1st&10 at ND 34 (9:41) Chris Tyree rush left for 31 yards to the USF35.
4th&8 at USF 20 (9:53) Trent Schneider punts. Matt Salerno returns 7 yards to the ND34.
3rd&14 at USF 14 (10:31) Noah Johnson rush middle for 6 yards to the USF20.
2nd&14 at USF 14 (10:35) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at USF 18 (11:10) Latrell Williams rush for -4 yards to the USF14.
Kick Return (11:15) Notre Dame kicks off. Terrence Horne returns 18 yards to the USF18.
Point AfterND 28-0 (11:15) Jonathan Doerer PAT - GOOD.
2nd&6 at USF 26ND 27-0 (11:22) C'Bo Flemister rush right for 26 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&10 at USF 30 (12:03) Ian Book pass completion to the middle to Kyren Williams for 4 yards to the USF26.
2nd&10 at USF 43 (12:38) Kyren Williams rush right for 13 yards to the USF30.
1st&10 at USF 43 (12:43) Ian Book incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at ND 47 (13:12) Kyren Williams rush right for 10 yards to the USF43.
4th&9 at USF 19 (13:20) Trent Schneider punts. No return. Ball on ND47.
3rd&8 at USF 20 (13:56) Kelley Joiner rush middle for -1 yard to the USF19.
2nd&8 at USF 20 (14:00) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at USF 18 (14:25) Kelley Joiner rush middle for 2 yards to the USF20.
Kick Return (14:25) Notre Dame kicks off. Johnny Ford returns 0 yards.
Point AfterND 21-0 (14:25) Jonathan Doerer PAT - GOOD.
2nd&1 at USF 1ND 20-0 (14:35) Ian Book rush middle for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&1 at USF 1 (15:00) Jafar Armstrong rush right for 0 yards.
1st Quarter
3rd&13 at USF 19 (0:15) Ian Book pass completion to the middle to Jafar Armstrong for 18 yards to the USF1.
2nd&13 at USF 19 (0:21) Ian Book incomplete pass to the right.
1st&10 at USF 16 (0:58) Jafar Armstrong rush for -3 yards to the USF19.
Defensive Time Out (0:58) South Florida time out.
2nd&1 at USF 27 (1:18) C'Bo Flemister rush right for 11 yards to the USF16.
1st&10 at USF 36 (2:02) Ian Book pass completion to the right to C'Bo Flemister for 9 yards to the USF27.
3rd&1 at USF 38 (2:33) C'Bo Flemister rush left for 2 yards to the USF36.
2nd&4 at USF 41 (3:03) Braden Lenzy rush for 3 yards to the USF38.
1st&10 at USF 47 (3:53) C'Bo Flemister rush left for 6 yards to the USF41. C'Bo Flemister fumbles, Robert Hainsey of Notre Dame recovers and returns 0 yards.
1st&10 at ND 42 (4:32) C'Bo Flemister rush for 11 yards to the USF47.
4th&5 at ND 33 (4:38) Jah'Quez Evans sacked by Isaiah Foskey for -9 yards to the ND42.
3rd&9 at ND 37 (5:28) Jordan McCloud rush left for 4 yards to the ND33.
2nd&15 at ND 43 (6:09) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Xavier Weaver for 6 yards to the ND37.
2nd&10 at ND 38 (6:34) Kelley Joiner rush for 5 yards to the ND33. South Florida penalized -10 yards.
1st&10 at ND 38 (6:38) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at USF 20 (7:01) Johnny Ford rush left for 42 yards to the ND38.
Kick Return (7:06) Notre Dame kicks off. Terrence Horne returns 20 yards to the USF20.
Point AfterND 14-0 (7:06) Jonathan Doerer PAT - GOOD.
3rd&1 at USF 1ND 13-0 (7:10) Chris Tyree rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
2nd&7 at USF 7 (7:51) Chris Tyree rush right for 6 yards to the USF1.
1st&10 at USF 10 (8:25) Ian Book pass completion to the left to Braden Lenzy for 3 yards to the USF7.
3rd&3 at USF 14 (8:57) Chris Tyree rush middle for 4 yards to the USF10.
2nd&7 at USF 18 (9:28) Chris Tyree rush left for 4 yards to the USF14.
1st&10 at USF 21 (10:06) Ian Book rush for 3 yards to the USF18.
1st&10 at USF 43 (10:30) Ian Book pass completion to the right to Braden Lenzy for 22 yards to the USF21.
4th&13 at USF 22 (10:42) Trent Schneider punts. No return. Ball on USF43.
3rd&10 at USF 25 (11:16) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Kelley Joiner for -3 yards to the USF22.
2nd&7 at USF 28 (11:46) Kelley Joiner rush for -3 yards to the USF25.
1st&10 at USF 25 (12:05) Kelley Joiner rush left for 3 yards to the USF28.
Kick Return (12:05) Notre Dame kicks off. Touchback. Ball on USF25.
Point AfterND 7-0 (12:05) Jonathan Doerer PAT - GOOD.
1st&4 at USF 4ND 6-0 (12:13) Ian Book rush for 4 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
3rd&3 at USF 11 (12:43) Kyren Williams rush right for 7 yards to the USF4.
2nd&3 at USF 11 (12:48) Ian Book incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at USF 18 (13:24) Kyren Williams rush left for 7 yards to the USF11.
2nd&3 at USF 23 (13:53) Ian Book pass completion to the left to Michael Mayer for 5 yards to the USF18.
1st&10 at USF 30 (14:25) Ian Book pass completion to the right to Javon McKinley for 7 yards to the USF23.
1st&10 at ND 46 (14:55) Ian Book pass completion to the left to Tommy Tremble for 24 yards to the USF30.
Defensive Penalty (14:55) South Florida kicks off. Chris Tyree returns 14 yards to the ND30. South Florida penalized 15 yards.

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September 19, 2020


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