Notre Dame went old school on Temple in its 2017 opener, piling up more than 400 yards on the ground to help with the transition of a first-year starting quarterback.
The Fighting Irish are talented and deep at the running back position this year. Starter Josh Adams had a monster season debut, galloping 37 yards for a score on his first touch on his way to a 161-yard outing on 19 carries. He also scored a pair of touchdowns.
Adams is the Week 1 Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week in Notre Dame’s 49-16 triumph over Temple.
In addition to Adams’ 161 yards, back-up RB Dexter Williams added 124 yards and one touchdown and starting QB Brandon Wimbush chipped in with 106 yards on the ground. Williams was a finalist for the 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award.