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Nov. 16, 2015 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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zone it, we could run the football. We have other weapons. "He's that guy that opens every‑ thing for you offensively." The Panthers answered with an‑ other touchdown on a three‑yard run by Whitehead, but the Irish delivered the final blow on the ensuing posses‑ sion after Narduzzi called for an on‑ side kick. Fifth‑year senior Matthias Farley recovered, and Notre Dame's offense did the rest. A pair of third‑down receptions by slot receivers Amir Carlisle and To‑ rii Hunter Jr. — with the latter also making a defensive cameo at nickel back — set up the five‑yard touch‑ down pass from Kizer to Adams for a 35‑17 lead. "He's well supported — he's got five guys in front of him that are really good on the offensive line," Kelly said of Kizer. "Then he has great balance with running backs and receivers that allow him to be patient and do the things that we ask him to do. Freshman running back Josh Adams came off the bench to carry the ball 20 times for 147 yards, plus had a five-yard touchdown catch, to help the Irish build a 25-point fourth-quarter lead. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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