Notre Dame Overcomes Weather Delay To Defeat N.C. State

Written by Tony Ghaul

Notre Dame’s offense got off to a slow start against North Carolina State and then lightening delayed the game for an hour and 45 minutes.

When play resumed, Notre Dame RB Audric Estime busted out on an 80-yard touchdown run and the Fighting Irish never looked back.

Notre Dame improved their record to 3-0 with a 45-24 road win over the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday. The Fighting Irish had 456 yards of total offense.

Notre Dame QB Sam Hartman was 15 for 24 passing for 286 yards and four touchdowns. Three of Hartman’s four scores came after halftime.

Hartman connected on a couple of big pass plays in the game. A 45-yarder to Tobias Merriweather and a 65-yarder to Chris Tyree.

Estime led the Notre Dame rushing attack with 14 carries for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Leading the Fighting Irish pass catchers was TE Holden Staes with 4 catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

Notre Dame’s defense was stellar and kept North Carolina State in check most of the afternoon. The Fighting Irish secondary had three interceptions on the day.

Notre Dame takes on Central Michigan at home next Saturday, before hosting Ohio State the following week.

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