Jaylon Smith


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For a few nervy hours, Notre Dame looked like it could be in for a major letdown against a downtrodden program Saturday.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — DeShone Kizer won Notre Dame a game on Saturday.


The depth Notre Dame believes can push it into contention for the College Football Playoff has already been tested over the last month. So far, Notre Dame’s passed the test.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Will Fuller reeled in two more touchdowns and racked up 142 yards in Notre Dame’s 38-3 rout of the Texas Longhorns Saturday night.


1. Get in the backfield. Texas' offensive line was lousy last year, and it lost its most experienced starter and is breaking in two freshmen on Saturday.