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Irish celebrate Senior Day

Notre Dame will kick off its final home game of the season in a little less than an hour as the No. 24 Irish (7-3) take on Boston College (3-7).

Notre Dame's third ACC opponent in a row shouldn't cause any more problems than the last one, the Irish routed Maryland 45-24 last weekend.

The Eagles are suffering their first losing season since 1998, and outside of tackling-machine Luke Kuechly, who has 168 tackles, nothing much jumps out at you about this team.

The Irish will need to balance the emotions of Senior Day and facing a team with nothing to lose today to come out with the win.

There is also a milestone up for grabs for running back Cierre Wood. The junior is 96 yards away from becoming the Irish's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2006.

He should be able to get it against a run defense that gives up 153 rushing yards per game.

Wood's is averaging is just more than 90 yards per game

The only thing that could hold Wood's back from the mark will likely be his teammate Jonas Gray. Gray has led the team in rushing the last five games.

As for the rest of the game, Notre Dame could struggle a little in the opening quarter as Boston College will likely come out intense and the Irish settle in after the seniors are honored before the game.

It should be a game of little drama after that though, and the Irish should win 35-10.