Notre Dame 57, Stanford 7
Notre Dame 33, BYU 14
To no one's surprise, it took a brilliant performance from RB Julius Jones to snap Notre Dame's offensive slide.
Notre Dame 20, Pittsburgh 14
Maybe it was the luck of the Irish. Maybe it was Julius Jones. Whatever, it equalled a Notre Dame victory.
Team-by-team story lines around the Independents.
Running back Julius Jones will re-enroll at Notre Dame this month and play for the Irish this fall, his father said Wednesday.
Tailback Julius Jones is academically ineligible to play for Notre Dame this season but could return next season, coach Tyrone Willingham confirmed Friday.
Julius Jones, Notre Dame's leading rusher the past two seasons, will not play for the Irish this fall, offensive coordinator Bill Diedrick said Thursday.
Notre Dame RB Julius Jones has been kicked off the team because of academic problems, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Tuesday.
ESPN.com coaches talk about what players have been the biggest surprise so far this season.