Notre Dame fans get into it with Miami fans during Saturday's blowout

Notre Dame fans get into it with Miami fans during Saturday's blowout

The game was a sellout; a simultaneous concert a few miles south in Miami by Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull — both Miami natives with enormous fan bases — still had some tickets remaining not long before showtime. It was expected and it was warranted. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday in Sunday's newest rankings.

The interceptions were Wimbush's first since a 49-20 victory at Boston College that started the seven-game winning streak which Miami ended. Their ostensibly divergent identities - the Irish as pious Midwestern schoolboys; the Hurricanes as bold, athletic and steeped in hip-hop culture - were crystallized in a Notre Dame fan-made T-shirt that summarized the rivalry as "Catholics vs. Convicts".

Similar to sound defeats they took in 1985, 1987, and 1989, a strong third-ranked Notre Dame team was blown off the field by Miami with a strong crowd behind them.

College football experts from CBS Sports and 247Sports contribute ballots each week, which are averaged together for our rankings. Barring a few freaky turns with the teams above them, Brian Kelly's two-loss team is out of the running for college football's "Final Four". Any chance that the Irish had of playing for a title again this year is now gone, and Notre Dame is just 12-12 in its last 24 games. "So we'll go back to applying that standard in everything we do and our preparation and obviously learn from what happened on Saturday night and look to live up to the standard of excellence at Notre Dame and Notre Dame football on Saturday against Navy".

The Canes next meet Virginia (6-4, 3-3) at noon on Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium, the final home game, known as Senior Day, of the season.

Brandon Wimbush, who hadn't thrown an interception since September, threw two on Saturday against Miami. Due to his poor play, Brian Kelly pulled him in the second quarter in favor of Ian Book.

Notre Dame fans get into it with Miami fans during Saturday's blowout
Notre Dame fans get into it with Miami fans during Saturday's blowout

The "33 Trucking" campaign was meant to tout a Heisman Trophy candidacy for Fighting Irish running back Josh Adams and postseason honors for standout offensive linemen Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson, among others?

Life has come at the Irish pretty fast over the past 48 hours. The Wolfpack are back in the rankings after a one-week absence.

"We got behind the chains", Kelly said of facing long-yardage downs. "It's really refocusing on the standard and not worrying about all of those other things that seem to have maybe gotten us off our process".

Georgia 8. Ohio State 9. They came back the next week and really took it to a Michigan State team.

"In its totality", Kelly said, "when you talk about our running game, it's a little bit about getting into a good rhythm and we never really got into a good rhythm".

Johnson, the Canes' 5-11, 190-pound, hard-hitting safety out of Miami Killian High, repeated as the ACC Defensive Back of the Week and earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors as well.



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