Skowronek scores go-ahead TD as Irish stay perfect with win at UNC

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Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams (23) runs while North Carolina linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel (44) misses the tackle during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Ian Book kept second-ranked Notre Dame’s offense moving while the Fighting Irish’s defense locked down after the first quarter to beat No. 25 North Carolina 31-17 on Friday.

That kept the Fighting Irish on course to reach the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Book threw for 279 yards and a score while using his mobility to keep plays alive.

Ben Skowronek ran for the go-ahead score midway through the third quarter, while Kyren Williams had two rushing TDs.

UNC’s Sam Howell threw for 211 yards and a touchdown, though the Irish surrendered one field goal after the first quarter.á

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