College Football
Notre Dame 31, Georgia Tech 13
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 31, 2020
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Temperature: 61°
Head Official: Gary Patterson
Attendance: 11000

Ian Book threw for 199 yards and one touchdown and Kyren Williams ran for two touchdowns to help No. 4 Notre Dame to a 31-13 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlantic Coast Conference play at Atlanta.

Book completed 18 of 26 passes and improved his record to 26-3 as a starter for Notre Dame (6-0, 5-0 ACC). He directed the methodical Fighting Irish offense to 426 total yards. Williams carried 15 times for 76 of the team's 227 rushing yards.

Georgia Tech (2-5, 2-4) dropped its third straight decision and had no luck against the veteran Notre Dame defense, which had five sacks and nine tackles for loss. Notre Dame's Daelin Hayes made five tackles, including two sacks, and also had two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry.

Yellow Jackets quarterback Jeff Sims completed 15 of 26 passes for 150 yards. Jahmyr Gibbs led the team with 61 yards rushing on 14 carries and had five catches for 49 yards.

Notre Dame opened the game with a 15-play, 81-yard drive that culminated with Book's 8-yard touchdown pass to Joe Wilkins Jr. Book was 8-for-8 passing on the drive.

Later, the Irish drove to the Georgia Tech 13-yard line, but Williams had the ball knocked loose by Juanyeh Thomas. It was recovered and returned 93 yards by Zamari Walton to tie the game. It was the longest fumble return in Yellow Jackets' history.

Notre Dame responded with a 75-play drive capped by Williams' 2-yard run and tacked on a 32-yard field goal from Jonathan Doerer for a 17-7 halftime lead.

Williams added a 4-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Georgia native C'Bo Flemister scored on a 3-yard run early in the fourth to stretch Notre Dame's lead to 31-7.

Georgia Tech produced an offensive touchdown midway in the fourth quarter with Jordan Mason scoring from the 1.

The win sets up a showdown for Notre Dame against visiting No. 1 Clemson on Saturday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Notre Dame   Georgia Tech
Kyren Williams Player Jahmyr Gibbs
15 Attempts 14
76 Yards 61
5.1 Avg Yards 4.4
2 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Notre Dame   Georgia Tech
Javon McKinley Player Jalen Camp
5 Receptions 3
93 Yards 64
18.6 Avg Yards 21.3
0 Touchdowns 0
0 Long 0
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Notre Dame 426 227 199 4 1 0 5.0 2
Georgia Tech 238 88 150 2 0 0 2.0 1