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No. 21 Notre Dame beats North Carolina 33-10 for 5-1 start

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Notre Dame didn't have its starting quarterback, and its best runner was limited by dehydration. The Fighting Irish also had to operate in rainy conditions on the road.

And they did just fine.

Josh Adams ran for 118 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown, and No. 21 Notre Dame stuck with its strong ground game to beat North Carolina 33-10 on Saturday.

Adams, ranked among the national rushing leaders, carried the ball just 13 times before leaving the game. But Deon McIntosh added 124 yards rushing and two scores for the Fighting Irish (5-1), who won a third straight road game against a power-conference opponent despite not having starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush due to a right foot injury.

''We needed some resolve and some mental toughness,'' Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said, ''and we showed that today.''

Wimbush was on the sideline as the No. 2 QB behind first-time starter Ian Book. The sophomore, who had thrown just eight passes this season, was 17 of 31 for 146 yards and a touchdown while running for 45 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

''I had some nerves when I first got out there,'' Book said. ''But the 10 guys on that offense with me make my job a lot easier, so I had all the confidence in the world.''

Still, the Fighting Irish had no trouble earning their fourth straight win by at least 20 points since a 20-19 loss to Georgia on Sept. 9, the first time they have accomplished that feat since 2005.

Chazz Surratt threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Ratliff-Williams before halftime in the only noteworthy offensive play for the Tar Heels (1-5). North Carolina finished with 265 yards and eight three-and-outs in its second straight lackluster showing.

''It comes down to me as the head coach putting them in a position to be successful,'' UNC coach Larry Fedora said. ''And I haven't found a way to make that happen yet.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish certainly can lean on their sturdy ground game. They entered ranked second nationally with 20 rushing touchdowns, third in yards per carry (7.14) and seventh in rushing yards per game (301.4). It offered unflashy reliability Saturday as Notre Dame got 341 of its 487 total yards on the ground.

''We probably weren't as opportunistic as we have been this year offensively,'' Kelly said. ''But when we needed it, we obviously put together a great second half in terms of controlling the clock and running the football.''

UNC: The Tar Heels have been in this position before under Fedora, starting 1-5 in 2013 before running off five straight wins and winning a bowl game. But that seems beyond this year's group, which entered the season with inexperience throughout a traditionally strong offensive unit and has been hammered since by injuries.

''I wouldn't call it frustration - it's just us as a team trying to find what the problem is,'' UNC defensive back M.J. Stewart said. ''Obviously there's a problem. ... That's going to be found soon and the ball's going to turn around, I have a lot of faith.''

MCINTOSH'S DAY

McIntosh, a sophomore, capitalized on his extra work by scoring from 24 and 35 yards out - his third straight game with at least one rushing score.

''I was just running behind my pads, trusting my O-line, reading the blocks and just making the plays,'' McIntosh said. ''I stepped up when my number was called.''

STREAK SNAPPED

Notre Dame finally came up empty in the red zone.

The Irish entered the game 22 for 22 on red-zone scoring chances, with 20 of those being touchdowns, and scored on their first two red-zone drives Saturday. But that streak ended with Book's interception in the third after Notre Dame had reached the UNC 18.

INJURY REPORT

The Tar Heels' injury list grew again. Starting punter Tom Sheldon left after the first with an unspecified injury, while starting safety Donnie Miles exited in the third with an apparent right arm injury.

UP NEXT

Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish have a bye week before hosting Southern California on Oct. 21.

UNC: The Tar Heels host Virginia on Oct. 14.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:05
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
33
10
Touchdown 9:05
38-D.McIntosh runs 24 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
05:06
pos
32
10
Field Goal 14:16
98-F.Jones 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
18
plays
86
yds
03:25
pos
26
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:41
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
26
7
Touchdown 6:41
38-D.McIntosh runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
46
yds
00:28
pos
25
7
Field Goal 11:20
19-J.Yoon 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
10
yds
02:42
pos
19
7
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Safety 0:32
2-J.Brown to NC End Zone for -1 yard (93-J.Hayes99-J.Tillery). to NC End Zone for -1 yard safety.
plays
yds
pos
16
7
Point After TD 1:50
98-F.Jones extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 1:50
12-C.Surratt complete to 17-A.Ratliff-Williams. 17-A.Ratliff-Williams runs 25 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
47
yds
01:49
pos
14
6
Point After TD 12:38
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 12:38
33-J.Adams runs 73 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
73
yds
00:17
pos
13
0
Point After TD 14:54
19-J.Yoon extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 14:54
12-I.Book complete to 15-C.Smith. 15-C.Smith runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
80
yds
04:39
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
1st Downs 27 13
Rushing 16 6
Passing 9 6
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 5-16 6-18
4th Down Conv 3-4 0-1
Total Net Yards 485 246
Total Plays 88 70
Avg Gain 5.5 3.5
Net Yards Rushing 341 86
Rush Attempts 57 28
Avg Rush Yards 6.0 3.1
Net Yards Passing 144 160
Comp. - Att. 17-31 19-42
Yards Per Pass 4.6 3.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-2 2-19
Penalties - Yards 10-80 10-104
Touchdowns 4 1
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 6-50.0 9-48.4
Return Yards 112 83
Punts - Returns 4-44 4-45
Kickoffs - Returns 3-63 2-36
Int. - Returns 1-5 2-2
Kicking 5/5 2/2
Extra Points 4/4 1/1
Field Goals 1/1 1/1
Safeties 1 0
1234T
16 Notre Dame 5-1 01610733
North Carolina 1-5 070310
144 PASS YDS 160
341 RUSH YDS 86
485 TOTAL YDS 246
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.8% 146 1 2 92.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.3% 197 1 2 91.9
I. Book 17/31 146 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. McIntosh 38 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 124 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 230 4
D. McIntosh 12 124 2 35
J. Adams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 118 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
86 776 5
J. Adams 13 118 1 73
I. Book 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 85 0
I. Book 12 45 0 11
C. Holmes 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 32 0
C. Holmes 8 32 0 10
T. Jones Jr. 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 102 2
T. Jones Jr. 9 31 0 8
C. Smith 15 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
C. Smith 1 -7 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Mack 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 154 0
A. Mack 6 38 0 13
C. Claypool 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 36 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 144 1
C. Claypool 3 36 0 23
D. Smythe 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 110 0
D. Smythe 2 22 0 14
M. Boykin 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 84 1
M. Boykin 2 18 0 9
J. Adams 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 84 0
J. Adams 1 15 0 15
E. St. Brown 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 211 2
E. St. Brown 1 9 0 9
C. Smith 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 60 1
C. Smith 1 6 1 6
D. McIntosh 38 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 -3 0
D. McIntosh 1 2 0 2
N. Weishar 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 20 1
N. Weishar 0 0 0 0
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 84 0
C. Finke 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Tranquill 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
D. Tranquill 7-0 0.0 0
S. Crawford 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 2 1.0
S. Crawford 6-0 1.0 0
T. Coney 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
T. Coney 4-1 0.0 0
N. Morgan 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
N. Morgan 3-0 0.0 0
G. Martini 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
G. Martini 3-0 0.0 0
J. Tillery 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 1.5
J. Tillery 3-1 0.0 0
J. Love 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
J. Love 3-1 0.0 0
J. Elliott 21 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
J. Elliott 3-1 0.0 0
A. Bilal 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Bilal 2-0 0.0 0
N. Coleman 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
N. Coleman 2-0 0.0 0
J. Okwara 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
J. Okwara 2-0 0.0 1
N. Watkins 7 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Watkins 1-0 0.0 0
D. Hayes 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
D. Hayes 1-1 1.0 0
J. Bonner 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Bonner 1-0 0.0 0
J. Hayes 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Hayes 1-0 0.0 0
D. Studstill 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Studstill 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Yoon 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
7/10 31/31
J. Yoon 1/1 29 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Newsome 85 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 50.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
31 45.7 2
T. Newsome 6 50.0 2 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Sanders 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 21.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 22.9 26 0
C. Sanders 3 21.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Finke 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 11.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 3.5 23 0
C. Finke 4 11.0 23 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Surratt 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.2% 179 1 1 84.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 1167 6 3 124.6
C. Surratt 19/42 179 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Surratt 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 179 4
C. Surratt 12 32 0 16
J. Brown 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
65 297 3
J. Brown 11 28 0 16
M. Carter 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
48 231 5
M. Carter 4 25 0 13
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
A. Ratliff-Williams 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 55 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 256 2
A. Ratliff-Williams 5 55 1 25
J. Cunningham 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 230 0
J. Cunningham 4 47 0 19
R. Johnson 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 82 0
R. Johnson 3 40 0 24
B. Corrales 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
B. Corrales 1 12 0 12
J. Cabrera 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 23 0
J. Cabrera 3 10 0 5
J. Mollette 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
J. Mollette 1 7 0 7
M. Carter 8 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 9 0
M. Carter 1 5 0 5
J. Bargas 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 40 0
J. Bargas 1 3 0 3
B. Fritts 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 84 2
B. Fritts 0 0 0 0
J. Brown 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 125 0
J. Brown 0 0 0 0
D. Newsome 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 66 0
D. Newsome 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Collins 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-2 0 1.0
C. Collins 12-2 0.0 0
C. Holcomb 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-7 0 0.0
C. Holcomb 7-4 0.0 0
M. Dorn 1 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-4 2 0.0
M. Dorn 7-2 0.0 2
D. Drennon 17 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. Drennon 5-1 0.0 0
M. Carney 53 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
M. Carney 5-1 1.0 0
A. Bonilla 25 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
A. Bonilla 4-1 0.0 0
M. Wolfolk 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
M. Wolfolk 4-0 0.0 0
D. Miles 15 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
D. Miles 3-0 0.0 0
J. Smith 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
J. Smith 3-2 0.0 0
J. Dalton 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Dalton 3-0 0.0 0
M. Stewart 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
M. Stewart 2-2 0.0 0
A. Crawford 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
A. Crawford 2-0 0.0 0
J. Britt 29 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Britt 2-0 0.0 0
K. Sails 9 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
K. Sails 2-0 0.0 0
T. Fox 12 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Fox 1-0 0.0 0
D. Ross 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Ross 1-0 0.0 0
J. Clarke 49 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Clarke 0-1 0.0 0
J. Strowbridge 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.5
J. Strowbridge 0-1 0.0 0
A. Cater 33 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Cater 0-1 0.0 0
M. Carter 8 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Carter 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
F. Jones 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/7 18/18
F. Jones 1/1 34 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
H. Lent 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 46.2 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 46.2 1
H. Lent 6 46.2 1 60
T. Sheldon 39 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 53.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
32 46.4 2
T. Sheldon 3 53.0 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Ratliff-Williams 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 27.9 24 1
A. Ratliff-Williams 1 24.0 24 0
A. Cater 33 DE
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 12 0
A. Cater 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Stewart 6 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 11.3 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 9.7 20 0
M. Stewart 4 11.3 20 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 ND 19 2:40 7 13 Punt
11:01 ND 17 1:31 3 8 Punt
8:12 ND 10 2:00 7 41 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
4:51 ND 20 4:39 15 80 TD
12:55 ND 27 0:17 2 73 TD
11:28 ND 23 2:51 7 13 Punt
6:43 ND 45 0:43 3 2 Punt
4:17 ND 1 0:32 2 52 INT
1:45 ND 25 0:54 7 31 Punt
0:28 ND 29 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:02 UNC 16 2:42 7 5 FG
9:25 ND 33 1:06 5 34 INT
7:09 UNC 46 0:28 2 46 TD
5:26 ND 37 1:31 4 6 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 ND 25 5:06 11 75 TD
7:10 ND 38 6:46 11 55 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:03 UNC 24 0:54 3 9 Punt
9:16 UNC 38 0:54 3 1 Punt
6:08 UNC 49 1:09 3 -3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:39 UNC 43 1:39 4 5 Punt
12:38 UNC 25 0:58 3 5 Punt
8:29 UNC 16 1:38 7 54 Fumble
5:53 UNC 20 1:25 7 28 Punt
3:39 ND 47 1:49 7 47 TD
0:38 UNC 1 0:06 2 -1 Safety
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UNC 25 0:52 3 59 INT
11:15 UNC 25 1:40 3 7 Punt
8:15 UNC 6 0:53 3 9 Punt
6:41 UNC 25 1:01 5 -24 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:42 UNC 27 3:25 18 46 FG
8:58 UNC 14 1:37 7 48 Fumble