Notre Dame is officially in scoreboard-watching season — even if players and coaches are doing their best to tune out the noise as they push toward the College Football Playoff.
Notre Dame stayed above the fray on Saturday, beating Wake Forest on a day that saw the nation’s No. 6, No. 7, No. 9 and No. 10 teams all lose.
Legendary Bears center Jay Hilgenberg made no secret of how much he liked going head-up, particularly against defensive tackles who had been No. 1 draft choices coming into the NFL.
AJ Epenesa (DE), Edwardsville
EVANSTON — Two weeks ago, Northwestern was undefeated and boasted the best defense in college football.
Two weeks later? Not so much.