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Brandon Wimbush breaks record on 65-yard TD run

Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush (7) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
AP Photo/Michael Conroy

After completing just 19 of his 39 pass attempts for 211 yards and rushing for one yard on 16 carries in Notre Dame’s 20-19 loss to Georgia last weekend, quarterback Brandon Wimbush was looking to redeem himself Saturday afternoon at Boston College. While the passing game remains a work in progress of Wimbush, he found the act of running the football against the Eagles to be a far easier task than doing so against Georgia.

Wimbush’s 65-yard touchdown run with 13:41 remaining in the fourth quarter gave him four rushing touchdowns on the day, which is a program record for a quarterback. Wimbush finished the 49-20 Notre Dame victory with 207 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 21 carries. Running back Josh Adams rushed for 229 yards on 18 carries, making this the first time in program history that two players have rushed for 200 yards or more in the same game.

From a passing standpoint Wimbush wasn’t as impressive, completing 11 of his 24 pass attempts for 96 yards and an interception. But with Boston College having no answer for him on the ground, the junior quarterback was able to run his way in to the Notre Dame record book.



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