Morrison grabs 3 interceptions, No. 18 Notre Dame blanks Boston College

Notre Dame running back Logan Diggs is tackled by Boston College linebacker Bryce Steele in the snow in South Bend, Ind.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Cornerback Benjamin Morrison had three interceptions, the Notre Dame defense forced two fumbles and the No. 18 Fighting Irish scored on their first eight possessions to beat Boston College 44-0 on Saturday.

Notre Dame coach Marcus Freeman said he was happy to see his team play at a high-level throughout, which has been a problem for the Irish this season, especially against weaker opponents.

“Great teams are able to play to a standard. Great individuals are able to play to a standard, not to opponent,” Freeman said. “Competitors rise to the level of their opponent. To me, great teams, championship teams, set the standard.”

Boston College coach Jeff Hafley said the five turnovers were too much to overcome.

“We never got into a rhythm. We were turning the ball over,” he said. 

The Fighting Irish (8-3) won their ninth straight against Boston College (3-8), the only other Catholic university playing in the FBS. Notre Dame also extended its regular-season winning streak against Atlantic Coast Conference teams to 28 games.

The temperature at game time was 27 degrees, making it the coldest game at Notre Dame in nine years, and heavy snow fell through much of the third quarter.

“It was hard enough to throw in the first half and then in the second half I don’t know if you guys could even see what was going on,” Hafley said. “It was hard to see from the sidelines. I’m going to have to go back and watch the tape.”

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Source:: Chicago Sun Times

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