Tarean Folston


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Greg Bryant once looked up to Chris Johnson, back when the then-Titans running back carved up over 2,000 yards and 14 touchdowns in his second season in the NFL.


Against Rice, Notre Dame scored with five seconds remaining in the first half. Michigan coughed up a touchdown to the Irish a week later with 34 seconds left until halftime.


Notre Dame hasn't voluntarily replaced any of its opening week starting offensive linemen during the last few seasons. In 2012, the same five guys started every game.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame had never beat Michigan by more than 23 points before Saturday night.


Notre Dame kept things relatively equal between its three running backs during Saturday's 48-17 win over Rice.