Everett Golson was 14-of-22 for 295 passing yards and 2 passing TDs with 12 carries for 41 rushing yards and 3 rushing TDs against Rice.
Jaylon Smith flew all over the field against Rice, totaling three tackles and one tackle for loss.
Greg Bryant led the ground game with 8 carries for 71 rushing yards (8.9 yards/carry) and one TD against Rice.
Like Greg Bryant, Folston also stampeded to 71 rushing yards against Rice, though his came on 12 carries (5.9 yards per carry) and zero scores.
Cody Riggs didn't load the stat line, but his two 20-plus yard punt returns did show that Notre Dame's return game has some promise after all.
Everett Golson was 23-of-34 for 226 yards and three touchdowns in a pass-heavy attack against Michigan.
Jaylon Smith was a force on defense for a second consecutive week, recording a co-team high 10 tackles and one for loss.
Joe Schmidt may lack the athletic gifts that make Jaylon Smith great, but he has proven to be just as productive stopping the run.
Elijah Shumate polished off a 10-tackle performance with a last-second interception that was initially run back for a touchdown before referees flagged teammate Max Redfield for a penalty.
In just two weeks, Will Fuller has already separated himself as Notre Dame's top deep threat. He added another nine catches for 89 yards and a TD against Michigan.
Everett Golson remains untouched at the top of this list now that he has 10 total touchdowns to zero turnovers this season.
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.
Schmidt continues to be the backbone of the defense alongside Smith. The former walk-on collected his first career interception against Purdue.
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.
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.
grades BY RACHEL TERLEP
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