NCF Nation: Cougars-Irish-102012

Video: Notre Dame's Braxston Cave

October, 20, 2012
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Matt Fortuna talks with fifth-year senior center Braxston Cave about the Irish's 17-14 win over BYU on Saturday.

It's game day at Notre Dame Stadium

October, 20, 2012
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium, where quarterback play is again the subject surrounding the No. 5 Irish.

Tommy Rees will start today after Everett Golson suffered a concussion late in last week's win against Stanford. Golson is out on the field fully dressed and taking reps, but he's been getting the snaps from Mike Golic Jr. Rees has been getting the snaps from Braxston Cave while Andrew Hendrix lined up behind Matt Hegarty.

Beautiful day here, a far cry from last week's showers, and it will be interesting to see how the Irish offense fares against a BYU defense that ranks fifth nationally in overall defense, and seventh in scoring defense. The Cougars are No. 13 in sacks and in tackles for loss, too, so we'll see if the lack of mobility without Golson under center proves to be an issue.

On the other side, look for Notre Dame to have a field day defensively. BYU's offense is, to put it kindly, not very good, and the Cougars will have a lot of trouble establishing any kind of ground game against this Irish front.

Does another low-scoring slugfest await us? Probably not, though there won't exactly be tons of fireworks, either.

As always, I'll be tweeting the action throughout, so be sure to follow there. Any developments or breaking news will be here in the blog, and we will have complete postgame coverage, too.

Should be another fun one. Enjoy.

Video: BYU-Notre Dame pregame

October, 20, 2012
10/20/12
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Matt Fortuna previews today's action from Notre Dame Stadium.

Source: Everett Golson won't start

October, 20, 2012
10/20/12
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Quarterback Everett Golson will not start for Notre Dame on Saturday when the Irish host BYU, a source told ESPN.com.

Tommy Rees will start, the Chicago Tribue reported Saturday, citing an anoymous source.

Golson suffered a concussion late in last Saturday's win over Stanford and did not return to practice until Wednesday.

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