Book, No. 9 Notre Dame blow out Bowling Green, 52-0

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - OCTOBER 05: Cole Kmet #84 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish catches a pass in the first half against the Bowling Green Falcons at Notre Dame Stadium on October 05, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Ian Book threw five touchdowns in the first half and the Notre Dame offense gained 573 yards on the day en route to a 52-0 thrashing of Bowling Green, Saturday in South Bend.

The Irish (4-1) punted on their first offensive possession, but then scored touchdowns on five of their next six, all of them touchdown passes from Book, who finished the day 16-for-20 for 261 yards and those five scores. Book’s day was done half way through the third quarter leading 38-0 as Phil Jurkovec came in and led the Irish on two more touchdown drives before the final whistle blew.

Next week, Notre Dame is set to host USC at 7:30 Saturday night.

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