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"Plenty of room. The end zone. Touchdown irish. Jaffar Armstrong from thirty yards out fourth rushing touchdown in the season for Jaffar Armstrong that came after Notre Dame was trailing for the first time this year. But the eighth ranked Irish your ahead seven to three against Wake Forest through one coder for the start of the second quarter. We go back out to BBN field alongside Jack Nolan. Ryan, here's here's Paul Meister. Thank you very much. I play of the second quarter on fourth down in three from the Notre Dame. Twenty one will be a field goal attempt by Nick, Stephen. He's been busy today. He missed from thirty seven connected from thirty. And this is from thirty eight yards away waits for the snap. There is hold us down kick us up plenty of leg on it. Through Skiba is to for three this afternoon. And Notre Dame's lead has been cut the seven to six. We've seen right away. What we talked about before the teams ran out of the field. The pace of play the Wake Forest would use. We know so many teams right now going oh so fast pace but Wake Forest kicking it up a notch. Are they going about four or five seconds faster than most teams again? They ran one hundred five plays last week against Boston College that was a school record, and they are moving at an incredible pace today. One of the reasons why they can do that. Sam Hartman understands this offense reminds me a lot of only run fast plays with Peyton back on the ball, you giving orders at the line scrimmage. You can get on the line of scrimmage before play the being called and that really puts pressure on the defense. He can't make exit. You can't make substitution offensive line wise. You can't make substitution of the secondary. So you really are in your kind of Basti, fetch what you start with giving the offense an advantage. So Michael young the young wide receiver is back to receive. I kinda wondered about that. As the ball is now. The last time he touched the ball. He fumbled it in the first quarter. Wake Forest picked it up and took it back to the thirteen. Now, he stumbles out of the end zone brings it out to the eighteen yard line kinda hesitated. Caught a two yard steep. Bring it out or naughty stopped right at the one yard line realized he couldn't take a knee there and rent rented out to the nineteen yard line. Tony Jones trying to tell me keep it in. But once you go one of my favorite coaches, always said if you'd think it do it. They can't take a step. And then say, I know you got to go you think you've got it go because every second five yards in football. Let's check in with Jack Nolan on the sideline but Ryan picked it up. Just too far Armstrong who is waving stay in stay in. So Michael started stuttered and then found out he gets step that in the end zone, and he had no choice from the shotgun. Ian book has gone. The hallway gives it inside keeps it himself out to Chris fake cuts. It back a couple of times nifty moved out to the twenty seven yard line. So book fake the inside gift flipped it out to Vancouver gains, eight yards and book when he rolled left there. After pulling the ball, really dip, the shoulders towards the line of scrimmage, Megan. That defense Nick is going to run. That's what opened up the field for book. Eight for eleven for seventy four yards. Armstrong is. The tailback. He has the Baltimore plenty of room. I some across the forty five out to the forty nine yard line. He had a thirty yard touchdown ROY late in the first quarter that sound gets free for twenty one. They found something between Alex bars and Lee, Mike and birth. There are holes there in the Wake Forest defense. And they're taking advantage of the first down in San from their own forty nine yard line. Notre Dame leads wait seventy six book rolls out to his right? Flips it out near sideline little pitch and catch to Chris fake catches it at the forty six yard line a five for Armstrong. They're picking up a blitz. Allowing book to roll right and find this is the team offense that that keeps the Irish going play after play in this Dr second down five Notre Dame. They're now working inside a Wake Forest territory thirteen forty five left in the second book. Plenty of time for the shotgun comes underneath to fake again cuts at that. I got across the thirty-five tackle at the thirty one yard line. Three catches on this drive that one his best for fifteen. I can't say enough about the nuance that Ian book is showing staring down miles boykin making safeties and corners think he's going there with the ball and think was underneath. And then looked at the last second and found him rate nuance by Ian book from the shotgun. Book. Throw it on first down rolls out to his lap is to Avery. Davis. Catches it at the twenty five and his tackled at the twenty three yard line. Book. Right. They're placing it to the inside shoulder of Avery away. From a defender again showing an elite understanding of execution at that quarterback position. Put the court put the ball for the receiver can run second down one book gives it to Davis round the left side of the twentieth. Fifteen yard line I down Avery Davis. Back to back touches. Tackled by safety Cameron. Glenn beck. Davis gets ten yards. It'll be first down in ten Notre Dame from the demon deacons twelve yard line, Alex bars and Trevor rule and leading the way they're pulling left and opening up that space for everyday was to get up field. Davis tailback behind book from the shotgun. Play action. Gives back has it across the ten and reaches out to the nine yard line, a free tackled by these safety Chuck way junior. The interesting to see from us Paul for us what they do offensively here. You might wanna take a shot to the end zone as if you get close you're going to be in the goal line area that lose Ona's the Irish call second down seven Notre Dame from the nine yard line of Wake Forest. Completed his last nine passes looks to the end zone touch past. Allison Mack, all those coated with one hand. Book tried to loft it over the linebacker. Justin stern ad. In the back of the endzone MAC dough Ford got his left hand underneath it. But couldn't bring it out. I like that play. Call taking his shot to the end zone Irish fans. You might have heard the food there a lot of Irish faithfulness stands wanting a flag. Right. They're not sure I don't agree with the ball down in seven Notre Dame from the demon deacon nine yard line. Ian book looking to the sideline. He's completed nine of his last ten Jaffar Armstrong the back to his left MAC goes in motion from the shotgun. Book has it looks to his left steps. Back. Fires to the three yard line has a complete two miles boykin. But he's tackled. White. Their one yard short of the first down gain of six Irish gonna keep the offense on the field. I liked the second time they're going for it on fourth down here today ball. In book look into the sideline down in one. From the three yard line. Notre Dame leading Wake Forest seven to six. Too far Armstrong is the tailback wish you're in as the fullback. As you heard Wake Forest defensively calls a time out, and we'll stay right here with you fourth down in one. From the three yard line of Wake Forest while the teams are huddling up on the sidelines. Go to the sideline herself check in with Jack Nolan guys would unload about this. Dr is Notre Dame is Wake Forest Wake Forest with an uptempo offense. That has not allowed Wake Forest the substitute on defense or even catch their breath. They had marched right down the field. And I think this is the kind of tempo in execution that the coaching staff was hoping to get from Ian book who's pretty mobile, but is more accurate than wimbush. And he has done a terrific job on his drive. Finding open receivers Jack mentioned it, you know, what? When Brandon wimbush rolls out. He's looking to run in book rolling out. He's looking to pass. I now what whether one one is better. Who knows? But it's being it's effective right now for a book in this hour shop they're getting ready to hopefully score here. I'd say awfully affected. Ryan six out of seven. That's what he in book is on this drive. The drive wire that ended with a thirty yard touchdown run by Jaffar Armstrong book was four out of four. I was MAC was his favorite target on that Dr defense coming back out onto the field. Offense for Notre Dame as well. Fourth down in one from the Wake Forest three yard line. Jaffar Armstrong is the tailback Brock right acting as a fullback wisher in the game as well. And he and book under center. Brooke with the play action rose to his left foot city end zone. Touchdown. Why? Book right there. Just pull turned to his left held out. The football really leaned out making defenders thinking was run sucked up the left side of the defense. And that's right. Where Brock rights slipped around quick turnaround by Ian book through the touchdown. Fantastic. Play. Call fantastic disguised by Ian book. Awesome. Touchdown for the Irish terrific execution. When you're running game is going that. Well, you get out the I formation and fake it to the back the fullback who was a tight end. That's I've oftentimes we'll be wide open in the flat. And that's what he invoked down extra point is up and the extra point is good back to back. Touchdown drives for the Irish eleven twenty five left in the second quarter and Notre Dame leading Wake Forest fourteen."