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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Everett Golson looked better after a year off than he ever did in helping Notre Dame get to the national championship two seasons ago.
In his first game back after missing last season for academic impropriety, Golson threw touchdown passes of 75 and 53 yards and became just the third Notre Dame quarterback to run for three touchdowns in a game as the Irish beat Rice 48-17 on Saturday.
"Everett Golson was electric," coach Brian Kelly said. "He kept his eyes down field. He knew when to run. He knew when to throw it."