The running backs were great. Ian Book was at his best. Javon McKinley provided the necessary downfield spark in the passing game…

And they’re all going to have to explain why five guys they know from school could’ve been arrested for murder Saturday night in South Bend, because that’s the most apt term to describe what Notre Dame’s offensive line did on a snap-to-snap basis against Florida State’s defensive front in a 42-26 Irish victory over the Seminoles.

No sacks (just three relative pressures) on 25 pass attempts. Eight run stuffs suffered vs. nine gains of at least 10 yards including three in excess of 40 yards and a whopping 353 by game’s end—at 8.4 per pop.

“That group is a unique group,” said Irish head coach Brian Kelly. “There’s not a group I’ve coached that works that well together.”

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