Book, No. 4 Notre Dame face Sims, Georgia Tech

The No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will try to continue their dominance over Georgia Tech when the teams meet on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.Notre Dame leads the all-time series 28-6-1, the last meeting a 30-22 Irish win in South Bend, Ind., in 2015. Georgia Tech’s last victory over the Irish came in a 33-3 decision in 2007, also at South Bend.This year’s game was originally scheduled to be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons, but it was shifted to the campus site after COVID-19 forced the Atlantic Coast Conference to reshuffle its schedule.Notre Dame (5-0, 4-0 ACC) recovered from a narrow 12-7 win over Louisville on Oct. 17 to thump Pitt 45-3 last Saturday. It was the largest margin of victory over a Power Five conference opponent since Brian Kelly became head coach.The Fighting Irish have won 11 consecutive games, the longest active winning streak among FBS teams.”We have to elevate our play if we have any chance to get to our goal, which is to win a championship,” Kelly said.Georgia Tech (2-4, 2-3) lost 48-27 at Boston College last week, its second straight defeat. The Yellow Jackets’ average margin of defeat in their four losses is 33 points.That number is misleading, according to coach Geoff Collins.”A lot of people just look at the results,” said Collins, who is in the middle of his second season. “They don’t want to look at the steps we’re taking and the progress we’re making in his journey. Every single day, we’re building something that’s very, very special.”This week’s game will feature a pair of playmaking quarterbacks, a veteran, Notre Dame’s Ian Book, and a newcomer, Georgia Tech freshman Jeff Sims.

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