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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Northwestern Wildcats Wrap - Notre Dame Wins 31-21
Ian Book's 343-yard performance through the air was the key in Notre Dame's 31-21 win over Northwestern on Saturday at Ryan Field.
Even though Notre Dame won, nobody won at the betting window as the game was a push (based on the closing point spread of -10.0. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 49.5.
Ian Book completed 22 of 34 pass attempts for 343 yards for the Fighting Irish in the win.
Isaiah Bowser rushed for 93 yards for Northwestern, while Solomon Vault added 14 yards. Clayton Thorson threw for 141 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Cameron Green and Flynn Nagel had 35 and 33 yards respectively.
Northwestern lost the offensive yardage battle to Notre Dame 464-249 yards in Saturday's game. Notre Dame had more first downs as that total ended up 25-16.
Notre Dame lost the time of possession battle 30:24-29:36, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Notre Dame looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Florida State. Northwestern will aim to get back on the winning track at Iowa.
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