2020 Notre Dame Football Preview

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Blue & Gold Illustrated: 2020 Notre Dame Football Preview

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118 ✦ BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED 2020 FOOTBALL PREVIEW BY PATRICK ENGEL N otre Dame could find itself playing the No. 1-ranked team in the coun- try in November. All eyes will rest on Clemson's trip to Notre Dame Stadium Nov. 7, but the Fighting Irish face a schedule with three likely preseason top-25 teams and a slate filled with gifted skill posi- tion players and pass rushers. Notre Dame will play against three 1,000- yard receivers and three 1,000-yard rushers. Presumed No. 1 overall pick Trevor Law- rence will lead another high-scoring Clem- son offense. Two rushers with double-digit sacks are on the schedule, as well as a few secondary units stocked with experience. Best Offensive Backfields 1. Clemson — There might not be any team who can match Clemson's backfield Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo is a two-time first-team All-Pac-12 selection. PHOTO COURTESY STANFORD ATHLETICS BIG PLAYS IN BUNCHES Accomplished skill position players and edge rushers line Notre Dame's schedule

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