Notre Dame Football: Examining the running back room heading into the stretch

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Kyren Williams has been magnificent for the Notre Dame football team in 2020 (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Fans of the Notre Dame football team got to see all three of their running backs against BC, and the program will need all three in a run to the CFP.

Notre Dame’s running backs put together a 164-yard and two touchdown night against Boston College, though something about it was very underwhelming. Maybe it was watching C’Bo Flemister get injured late in the game, maybe it was Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree putting the ball on the ground for the Eagles to recover, but it also could have been something else.

It was probably that we’ve come to expect so much more from the Irish running backs.

The running game has been the heart of the Notre Dame offense since Brian Kelly took over in South Bend, even in seasons with an effective passing game. 2020, largely due to issues at wide receiver, has not had a consistently effective passing game.

Last week against No. 1 Clemson, Williams had 140 yards and three touchdowns by himself. Coming into the game against Boston College, the Irish were averaging 227.7 yards per game.

Flemister’s injury appears to be a non-starter, while Williams could have gone in if needed, despite his sore shoulder. After a bye week they should both be good to go for North Carolina.

This means that the three headed backfield of Kyren Williams, C’Bo Flemister, and Chris Tyree should be ready to go for the home stretch in 2020.

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