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Pittsburgh at Notre Dame

When: 3:30 p.m. today

Where: Notre Dame Stadium (80,795/grass), South Bend

TV: NBC

Radio: 1190 AM, 92.3 FM, 107.3 FM

Records: No. 4 Notre Dame 8-0; Pittsburgh 4-4

Line: Notre Dame by 17

Series: Notre Dame leads 46-20-1

On the Web: For a video preview, go to “Irish Insights” at www.journalgazette.net and follow our coverage on Twitter at @JGIrishInsights

Notre Dame

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 26.4 (75th in NCAA)

Yards per game: 389.8 (69th)

Passing yards per game: 193.3 (96th)

Rushing yards per game: 196.5 (33rd)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 9.9 (2nd)

Yards per game: 293 (11th)

Passing yards per game: 197.8 (26th)

Rushing yards per game: 95.3 (9th)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: RB Theo Riddick, 525 rushing yards, 4 TDs; QB Everett Golson, 1,145 passing yards, 4 TDs, 3 INTs; TE Tyler Eifert, 341 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Manti Te’o, 80 tackles, 5 INTs, 2 FR; DE Stephon Tuitt, 29 tackles, 8 1/2 sacks; CB Bennett Jackson 38 tackles, 4 INTs

Key to victory: Notre Dame will need to keep Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri, who is completing 69.2 percent of his passes, in check.

Injuries: K Nich Tausch (groin) questionable; S Jamoris Slaughter (Achilles), CB Lo Wood (Achilles), S Austin Collinsworth (shoulder), TE Alex Welch (knee), DE Chase Hounshell (shoulder) out

Pittsburgh

Offensive statistics

Points per game: 29 (59th)

Yards per game: 431.9 (44th)

Passing yards per game: 281.5 (31st)

Rushing yards per game: 150.4 (77th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 21.8 (33rd)

Yards per game: 339.9 (29th)

Passing yards per game: 198.9 (29th)

Rushing yards per game: 141 (42nd)

Keys

Top 3 offensive players: QB Tino Sunseri, 2,199 passing yards, 13 TDs, 2 INTs; RB Ray Graham, 622 rushing yards, 7 TDs; WR Devin Street, 695 receiving yards, 4 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: S Jason Hendricks, 54 tackles, 4 INTs, DT Aaron Donald, 31 tackles, 8 1/2 for loss, 3 1/2 sacks, LB Eric Williams 29 tackles, 3 for loss

Key to victory: Graham and running back Rushel Shell need to be as productive as they were in last week’s 47-17 win over Temple when they combined to run for 188 yards and four touchdowns.

Injuries: LB Shane Gordon (ankle), DL Jack Lippert (undisclosed) questionable; LB Dan Mason (stomach), OL Ryan Schlieper (foot), LB Manny Williams (knee) out

tkrausz@jg.net

– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette

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