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Irish Insights


Breaking out

Notre Dame receiver Theo Riddick didn't waste any time living up to the expectations that he was one game away of breaking out as a productive offensive weapon.

The running back turned slot receiver had 10 catches for 128 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's 34-31 overtime loss at Michigan State.

Riddick's big game is indicative of the team, Irish coach Brian Kelly said.

"He's worked really hard," Kelly said. "It was just a matter of time before he was going to play at the level that we thought he could play at.

"He did all the right things, similar to this football team. They are doing the right things. We need to make a few more players here or there. We got to be cleaner in certain situations, but I think in a large degree Theo Riddick is what our football team is about. Working hard every single day, and you are going to see success."