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No. 2 Irish Fall To No. 3 Clemson in ACC Championship Game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The second ranked Notre Dame football team suffered its first defeat of the season to the third-ranked Clemson Tigers 34-10 at Bank of America Stadium Saturday night.

Ian Book led the Irish offensively with 219 yards passing on the night. Michael Mayer tied a career high with a team-high five receptions and totaled 51 yards. Ben Skowronek and Javon McKinley both had four receptions and finished with 54 and 37 yards, respectively. Chris Tyree took his lone carry 21 yards into the end zone for the Irish.

On the defensive side of the ball, Kyle Hamilton put together his best game of the season. He tallied his first interception of the season along with a career-high 10 tackles. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah added seven tackles and a team-high 2.0 tackles-for-loss.

The Irish offense was able to get into Clemson territory on the opening drive of the game. Jonathan Doerer connected on a 51-yard field goal, which was an ACC Championship Game record, to end the drive and get the Irish on the board.

Clemson responded with a 67-yard touchdown pass from Lawrence to Rodgers to gain a 7-3 lead in the final minutes of the first quarter. Another long touchdown pass, this time Lawrence to E.J. Williams increased the Tigers lead to 14-3 in the second quarter.

A 44-yard scamper to the end zone from Travis Etienne gave the Tigers a 24-3 lead heading into halftime, the largest deficit of the season for the Irish.

In the second half, the Tigers extended their lead and did not allow the Irish to get back into the game. The Irish will await their postseason hopes starting on Sunday afternoon as bowl announcements will begin to be made. 


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DateSaturday, December 19, 2020
Time4 p.m. ET
Site: Bank of America Stadium
Charlotte, NC
Fan capacity: 5,240 (Natural grass)
Chris Fowler (play-by-play)
Kirk Herbstreit (analyst)
Maria Taylor (sideline)
Radio:Notre Dame Radio Network

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