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Eifert caught his fifth TD of the season Saturday

Solid, convincing, thorough, and unspectacular…Notre Dame dismissed inferior Maryland as it should have. For restless Irish fans, it's important to remember that handling lesser foes is one of many necessary steps toward the end goal.

Featured Irish items Saturday: a quicker pace, a balanced offense, and (more important) a combined 39 rushes from the offense's backfield tandem that resulted in nearly 240 rushing yards. Notre Dame's 45-17 victory over Maryland Saturday night was a (modern) football purist's dream: Tommy Rees threw 38 passes, completed 30, and found three different receivers at least seven times en route to an... Recommended Stories

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