OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens first-year general manager Eric DeCosta watched and waited for much of the second day of the NFL draft.
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.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame looked as if it was running away with another victory, leading by 17 points early in the fourth quarter.
It turned out the Fighting Irish needed one more big dash to secure it.
Ian Book threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — No need to remind No. 3 Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish remember what happened last season when they were rolling along with their sights set on the playoffs. They're out to avoid a repeat.
Notre Dame looks to remain unbeaten and in line for a playoff berth when it visits Northwestern on Saturday night.
"We just need to be focused on the right things on and off the field," receiver Miles Boykin said. "That's what we learned from last year."
No. 3 Notre Dame (8-0, No. 4 CFP) at Northwestern (5-3), 7:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
SAN DIEGO (AP) — No. 3 Notre Dame got off to an inauspicious start against Navy when top receiver Miles Boykin fumbled after a catch on the first play from scrimmage.
Turns out that was merely a hiccup.
"There's no point in thinking about what happened when you have the whole game ahead of you," said quarterback Ian Book, who was remarkably efficient in leading the Fighting Irish to a 44-22 win that kept them undefeated and in the playoff picture.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Wide receiver Miles Boykin had a message for quarterback Ian Book after No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh.
"I told him winning is fun, but let's not win like this again," the 6-foot-4 Boykin said after he caught the game-winning, 35-yard touchdown pass from Book with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday to secure the 19-14 win.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Wide receiver Miles Boykin is usually the tallest guy in a classroom at Notre Dame. The Irish offensive huddle is another matter.
"Once we had Chase (Claypool), Cole (Kmet), Alizé (Mack) and me, and I'm the smallest receiver out there on the field," said the 6-foot-4, 228-pound senior wideout, one of the shortest of six Notre Dame receivers and tight ends.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and Miles Boykin, the heroes of Notre Dame's Citrus Bowl victory on New Year's Day, worked their magic once again and a stifling defensive line chipped in as the No. 8 Irish broke a three-game losing streak to No. 7 Stanford with a 38-17 victory Saturday night.
Book threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns, including an 8-yard TD to Boykin, who had career highs in receptions (11) and yardage (144).
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Be it on the field or in the classroom, Notre Dame teammates Miles Boykin and Julian Love can't seem to put aside their competition.
Boykin, a senior wide receiver and the game MVP last January in Notre Dame's 21-17 win over LSU in the Citrus Bowl, can't wait to catch touchdown passes over Love in practice or out-design his rival in ceramics class each Friday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame receiver Miles Boykin lived up to Brian Kelly's expectations.
The Fighting Irish's head coach told the junior during a practice leading up to Monday's Citrus Bowl game against LSU that Boykin was going to win the MVP trophy.