No. 2 Notre Dame Remains Perfect, Tops BC, 45-31

Ian Book and the Notre Dame football team beat Boston College to improve to 8-0 overall. (PHOTO COURTESY: WNDU)

By NoontimeSports.com

Brian Kelly was worried about a potential letdown following his team’s thrilling win last week against fourth-ranked Clemson University. But instead, the Everett, Massachusetts native watched his second-ranked Notre Dame football team pick-up its eighth win of the season as the Fighting Irish beat Boston College, 45-31, in Chestnut Hill.

With the win, Notre Dame improves to 8-0, including 7-0 against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foes while Boston College dips to 5-4.

Notre Dame’s Ian Book completed 20 of 27 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for a game-high 85 yards on 10 carries and one score. All three of Book’s touchdown passes landed in the hands of Ben Skowronek, who caught fives passes for 63 yards. Boston College’s Jaelen Gill led all receivers with 105 receiving yards.

Despite a slow start, Notre Dame truly gained momentum, as well as the lead, in the second quarter by scoring three touchdowns to secure a 31-16 lead at the break.

The Fighting Irish’s lead would continue to grow as the second half progressed, but the Eagles were able to reduce the deficit with touchdowns by David Bailey and Hunter Long.

Notre Dame retained possession following Boston College’s final score and drained the clock with five rushing plays, along with a pair of kneel-downs following an unsportsmanlike penalty against Maximilian Roberts.

As a team, Notre Dame recorded 29 first downs while converting two fourth down attempts. They also produced 557 yards of total offense while Boston College finished the game with 357 total yards.

Tonight’s win was Brian Kelly’s 100th victory with the Fighting Irish. He joins Lou Holtz and Knute Rockne, who have also recorded 100 wins or more as the head coach of the Notre Dame football team.

Both teams are off next weekend, but will return to the gridiron on Friday, November 27. Boston College will host Louisville at 12 p.m. while Notre Dame will visit North Carolina for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Could College Football Be Postponed to February 2021?

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Should the 2020 college football season be postponed to next February or March? (PHOTO COURTESY: Visualunt.com)

By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation

The thought of the upcoming college football season starting on time seems to be the thought of many these days, including ESPN’s Chris Fowler, who appeared earlier today on the Dan Patrick Show to discuss the idea of postponing games until next February.

Fowler, who can be heard calling the marquee Saturday evening matchups on ABC and ESPN, told Patrick that he thinks “there are severe challenges with trying to start a season on time.” However, he did propose the thought of having the season start next spring so games could still be played during the 2020-21 school year.

Sure, playing football next February or March might seem strange or odd to all of us, but Fowler’s thought is certainly not a bad one considering most leagues are unsure of when or if their respective seasons will begin or resume.

Others in the college football world have also been pressed about delayed starts, including Notre Dame‘s Brian Kelly, who told Mike Tirico during last week’s Lunch Talk Live that the Fighting Irish could still play a twelve game schedule, even if it meant starting their season in October.

“There’s the potential that we could start as late as October and still get our twelve game schedule in without bye weeks and moving a little bit later into December,” Kelly said, during his interview with Tirico.

As for Alabama‘s Nick Saban, he seems to believe what is best for all of us during this time is to remain positive and “not let the circumstance control us.”

ProFootballTalk.com’s

For now, college football games remain scheduled, but we’ll keep you updated as more news comes out about the possibility of a delayed start to the 2020 season. And a potential delay would almost certainly impact the various New England schools, too.

Daily Noontime – November 2, 2010

It is election day 2010 here in America, so make sure you vote for Noontime Sports! Anyway, here is our Daily Noontime for November 2, 2010, have a great day!

Headlines:

* It took 56 years, but the San Francisco Giants have officially won their first World Series since leaving New York. The Giants beat the Texas Rangers, 4 games to 1.

* The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Randy Moss, but where will the wide out land next?

* Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher believes that every NFL team will take a chance on Moss.

* The New England Patriots will be welcoming back offensive lineman Logan Mankins who is expected to report and sign his tender today.

* Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Cliff Lee are atop the MLB free agents for the 2011 season.

* Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is not happy with his head coach’s decision to release Moss.

* The funeral for the Notre Dame student who was killed during a practice last week was on Monday. He was honored by head coach Brian Kelly, his team, as well as many other members of the campus.

Games to Watch:

* Minnesota at Miami (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* Orlando at New York Knick (NBA) – 7:30pm eastern

* San Jose at Minnesota (NHL) – 8:00pm eastern

* Memphis at L.A. Lakers (NBA) – 10:30pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Pull out your “84 Jersey” and join Randy Moss in “One Clap!”


Daily Noontime – September 10, 2010

The NFL is back, so break out the towel and favorite jersey because it is game time!

Happy Friday and Thank Goodness it is the Weekend! Noontime Sports has plenty of headlines for the day, as well as various games to watch this weekend, so get your pigskin on! Have a great day, be safe and enjoy everyone!

Headlines:

* New England Patriots fans can breathe much easier today, quarterback Tom Brady has a brand new contract and will remain in uniform through the 2014 season. Also, here is the latest update on his car crash from yesterday too.

* Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin also received a new contract too.

* Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly gives his Fighting Irish football team a reason to keep on fighting.

* The Feds have obtained Roger Clemens medical records.

* San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has officially been named a captain, so now all he has to do is lead them to a division championship.

* Don’t sleep on the San Francisco Giants who continue to push toward the 2010 MLB playoffs.

* New Jersey Nets will play a game in Russia before their exhibition season begins in China next month. Will this help the Nets improve their fan base in America or Russia? We shall see.

Games to Watch this Weekend:

* San Francisco at San Diego (MLB) (Friday – Sunday)

* New York at Texas (MLB) (Friday – Sunday)

* #22 Georgia at #24 South Carolina (NCAA FB) (Saturday) – 12:00pm

* Michigan at Notre Dame (NCAA FB) (Saturday) – 3:30pm

* #18 Penn State at #1 Alabama (NCAA FB) (Saturday) – 7:00pm

* Atlanta at Pittsburgh (NFL) (Sunday) – 1:00pm

* Indianapolis at Houston (NFL) (Sunday) – 1:00pm

* Cincinnati at New England (NFL) (Sunday) – 1:00pm

* Green Bay at Philadelphia (NFL) (Sunday) – 4:15pm

* Dallas at Washington (NFL) (Sunday) – 8:30pm

Video of the Day:

Can you do this on a tennis court? If so, prove it!