COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers placed Chris Harris Jr. on injured reserve Tuesday.
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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Drue Tranquill was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Chargers on Tuesday.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Notre Dame defensive captain Drue Tranquill and leading receiver Miles Boykin weren't even Fighting Irish fans the last time they had a 12-0 regular season. Maybe that was a good thing because those current players didn't have to suffer through how that season ended.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The rectangular medal with the Notre Dame leprechaun etched on it along with the inscription "Effort Toughness Leadership Commitment" is on a chain around the neck of 65-year-old Keith Penrod, a gift from linebacker Drue Tranquill.
Penrod, familiar to many fans for his lifelong devotion to Notre Dame athletics, has battled cerebral palsy since birth but has also recently been rehabbing a broken ankle that has kept him away the team and players he loves.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Dexter Williams' first rushing attempt of the season went for 45 yards and a touchdown, and the Notre Dame senior who teammates call "Juiceman" has hardly stopped running since.
Williams was at it again at Virginia Tech, ripping off a 97-yard run among three touchdowns and carving up what was the nation's fourth-best defense against the run for 178 yards on 17 carries Saturday night.
Ball State (1-0) at No. 8 Notre Dame (1-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Line: Notre Dame by 34½.
Series record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
After a highly-charged, 24-17 victory over Michigan, the Fighting Irish hope to maintain the momentum against a new opponent, the instate Cardinals, who had an impressive season opener. Ball State had a school-record 652 total yards in a 42-6 victory over FCS school Central Connecticut State, breaking a nine-game losing streak.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The numbers were jarring for Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill and cornerback Julian Love.
The third-ranked Fighting Irish had beaten Wake Forest 48-37 on Saturday but along the way the Demon Deacons had amassed opponent season-highs of 34 first downs, 239 rushing yards, 348 passing yards and 587 total yards in 88 plays, an average gain of 6.7 yards.
"Wake Forest exposed some things," Love said. "We celebrate the win but we got to hit the drawing board."
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Day in, day out. Consistency is the mantra for Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill, a mantra which also provides a lofty goal for a team coming off a season plagued by quick starts fizzling to last-minute losses.
With a name like Tranquill, what else could be expected?