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Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Despite rival USC's recent struggles, Notre Dame senior Sam Mustipher expects a difficult regular-season finale at the Coliseum on Saturday night.

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Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman describes one of his two interceptions in Saturday's victory over Syracuse.

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College Football Playoff picks after Week 12

This week's top four is unanimous, from No. 1 Alabama to No. 4 Michigan. But with Rivalry Week looming, changes could be right around the corner.

Kelly: Not interested in comparisons to Bama, Clemson (1:02)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he isn't interested in being compared to Alabama and Clemson as CFP contenders. "We're not interested in being compared. All we want is to be playing our best in November. We're playing really well right now, especially on defense."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Ian Book played "pretty well" but showed some rust from the week off with a rib injury. Said Book came away feeling good health-wise.

Notre Dame players celebrate win with band (1:01)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse lost at Clemson by four points and to Notre Dame by 33. He said both teams deserve to be in the top four of the CFP rankings, and added that the Irish are "better than what people think they are."

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Barbers didn't add much about quarterback Eric Dungey's injury and availability for next week's regular-season finale at Boston College. He said they've got to get him back to Syracuse to evaluate the injury. Dungey seemed to be grabbing his lower back when he left in the first quarter.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse coach Dino Barbers said if Notre Dame plays the rest of the way like it played against the Orange, "they'll have a chance to play for a national championship." Added Barbers: "That was a doggone good football team."

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No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

Ian Book returned to the starting lineup for No. 3 Notre Dame and threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Fighting Irish routed No. 12 Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday to stay on target for a trip to the College Football Playoff.

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Most important takeaway for each Top 25 team

Notre Dame closes in on the CFP, while West Virginia goes down and Ohio State and Michigan prepare for a B1G showdown. What else have we learned?

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse says QB Eric Dungey is being evaluated for an upper-body injury and his return is questionable.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse backup Tommy DeVito returned to the field for a second possession after Eric Dungey was hurt. The redshirt freshman had attempted 56 passes with four touchdowns this season. No word yet on Dungey's availability the rest of the way.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was hurt on a four-yard run with 5:44 left in the first quarter of Saturday's game against No. 3 Notre Dame. Dungey didn't appear to be hurt after he was tackled by three defenders, but then he fell to the ground while standing in the shotgun on the next play. He lay on the turf for a few minutes before he walked off.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book looks good early, after missing last week's win over Florida State with a rib injury. He completed 7 of his first 9 pass attempts to stake the Irish to an early lead over Syracuse at Yankee Stadium.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Most of the snow has melted at Yankee Stadium, where No. 3 Notre Dame battles No. 12 Syracuse on Saturday.

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Campus Conversation: Scheduling Issues, Upsets We Want To See, Blanks

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel & Adam Rittenberg discuss the scheduling issues that led to such a weak slate (3:10), the upsets we'd love to see (12:19) and more. Plus, Fill-In-The-Blanks (23:26), Phil Steele's Picks (36:14), Talk Nerdy To Me (45:59), Walk-Ons (53:09) and Extra Points (59:28).

Team Stats

Passing Yards257.7
Rushing Yards196.8
Points For34.540th
Points Against17.3