The second-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish improved to 8-0 with a 45-31 road victory over Boston College (5-4). It was a battle at times, and the Irish will have plenty to correct during the bye week, but the Irish gritted it out and pulled away in the second half.
Following the win, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly spoke about the victory.
Notre Dame showed much-improved success in the red zone. After struggling with that part of the game for much of the season, the Irish went a perfect 7-7 in the red zone prior to taking a knee in the red zone at the end of the game. More important, the Irish scored six touchdowns in those seven red zone trips.
Kelly talked about how Ian Book's play factored into the red zone success.
Notre Dame had a season-high three turnovers and a season-high eight penalties. There were some other sloppy aspects, which Kelly talked about after the win.
The win over Boston College was the 100th of Kelly's career, and it came in Massachusetts, which is where he is from. He talked about the 100 wins and what it means (or doesn't mean).
Following the game, Kelly had a few injury updates.
*** RB Kyren Williams was removed for precautionary reasons after banging his shoulder on the play he fumbled.
*** RB C'Bo Flemister injured his knee and ankle in the fourth quarter, but Kelly said he'll be fine and it wasn't anything that should linger.
*** Right tackle Robert Hainsey was removed late in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, but it's minor and it was more precautionary and he should be fine.
*** Kelly said the only injury from the game that was concerning was a head injury suffered by LB JD Bertrand on a kickoff.
Note: All video courtesy of Notre Dame Athletics
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