Despite multiple turnovers, Boston College was unable to hold off Notre Dame’s offensive attack in 45-31 defeat. BC could not capitalize on excitement surrounding the annual Red Bandana game as Phil Jurkovec struggled through an injury.
Notre Dame’s Ian Book threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns and added 66 rushing yards, as the Eagles lost the 25th edition of the Holy War, 40-7 and didn’t score in the second half.
Ian Book threw for three touchdowns and No. 15 Notre Dame blew open a nine-point game in the second half, piling on for a 40-7 victory.
To reach six wins and bowl eligibility, BC will have to navigate the sixth-toughest rest of season schedule—which features four of five games away from home.