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Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and No. 8 Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 56-27 on Saturday.
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Notre Dame's offense needed a spark after the past two weeks and it found one today. New starting QB Ian Book has been efficient and the Irish are averaging 7.1 yards per rush with five touchdowns. While many in the program wanted Brandon Wimbush to take hold of the job and upgrade his play after the end of last year, it wasn't going to take much for a QB change. With Stanford and Virginia Tech next, the Irish offense needed a game like this.
New starting quarterback Ian Book was 25-for-34 for 325 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for three scores during Notre Dame's 56-27 win over Wake Forest.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback, saying Thursday that junior Ian Book and senior Brandon Wimbush would both play Saturday against Wake Forest but declining to say who will start.
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