A close win or bad loss against a quality cross-conference opponent early in the season could be the difference between No. 4 and No. 5 come playoff time.
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Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give Notre Dame a fourth-down stop and No. 8 Notre Dame held on for a 22-17 victory over the Commodores on Saturday.
Wisconsin gets stunned, Kyler Murray aces his first road test and LSU outlasts Auburn in another wild one. What else have we learned so far?
From high-profile recruits finally getting a chance to shine to some under-the-radar gems, these are the players exceeding expectations for the nation's top teams.
Matt Schick, Peter Burns & Heather Dinich discuss their biggest takeaways from Week 2 (10:05), their superlatives for the week (12:59), jump to conclusions about the season (24:10) and more. Plus, "Talk Nerdy To Me" on the Playoff predictor (38:52), Walk-Ons (44:24) & extra points (50:42).
Jalen Elliott had a pair of interceptions that No. 8 Notre Dame turned into touchdowns and the Fighting Irish held off stubborn Ball State 24-16 on Saturday on a day when its offense was frustrated much of the game.
Brad Edwards, Heather Dinich & Chris Low react to the latest AP Poll (4:55) & reassess their early predictions for OU (7:30), Washington (11:02), the ACC (16:59), Big Ten (21:34) and Notre Dame (25:15) with what they know now. Plus, walk-ons (29:12) and Extra Points (34:53).
The Irish, determined to build on last season's record, captured the rivalry game with an aggressive defense and improved play from QB Brandon Wimbush.
True, Week 1 isn't even over, but opinions are most certainly already being formed by the playoff committee after the Pac-12, Notre Dame and Big 12 results.
Alabama and Clemson hold the top two positions, while there was some disagreement over who filled the final two slots.
Brandon Wimbush connected on a long touchdown pass to help No. 12 Notre Dame jump out to a big first-half lead, Te'von Coney and the defense made it stand with a late takeaway, and the Fighting Irish beat No. 14 Michigan 24-17 on Saturday night as the...
We've seen Virginia Tech's defense shut down Florida State, LSU dominate Miami and a lot more from the Top 25 teams in Week 1.
From a sweater-wearing, Michigan-taunting dog in 1909 to the 2013 "Chicken Dance," the Wolverines-Irish battles are often as fun off the field as on it.
Jason Fitz chats with RCA recording artist and songwriter Ryan Hurd about his much-anticipated solo project, Michigan-Notre Dame and more. Plus, reactions to the CMA nominations.
Notre Dame defensive back Shaun Crawford suffered a torn ACL in his left knee earlier this week in practice and will not play again this season, coach Brian Kelly announced Thursday.