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 Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson throws against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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power rankings

Everett Golson
Everett Golson
Everett Golson remains untouched at the top of this list now that he has 10 total touchdowns to zero turnovers this season.
1
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith
Jaylon Smith still holds down the No. 2 spot after another aggressive performance. Smith recorded nine tackles (two for loss) and a sack against Purdue.
2
Joe Schmidt
Joe Schmidt
Schmidt continues to be the backbone of the defense alongside Smith. The former walk-on collected his first career interception against Purdue.
3
Will Fuller
Will Fuller
Fuller continues to separate himself from the rest of Notre Dame's receiving corps. He led the team with 6 catches for 51 yards and 1 TD against Purdue.
4
Kyle Brindza
Kyle Brindza
It's impossible to leave Kyle Brindza's weapon of a leg out of the Top 5 any longer. Of his 22 kickoffs this season, only three have been run back.
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Notre Dame Season Stats

grades BY RACHEL TERLEP

B PASS OFFENSE A- RUN DEFENSE
C- RUN OFFENSE B+ SPECIAL TEAMS
C+ PASS DEFENSE B+ COACHING
 
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