Notre Dame got one first-place vote in the coaches’ poll last Sunday — coach Brian Kelly’s.
Against Wake Forest, the Fighting Irish reinforced his faith in his team.
Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes and Cierre Wood scored on a 68-yard run as Notre Dame beat Wake Forest to finish the season undefeated at home for the first time since 1998 and keep its national championship hopes alive.
The Irish dominated on both sides of the ball, outgaining the Deacons 584 yards to 209.
It was the first shutout for the Irish since a 35-0 win over Nevada in 2009
The Irish improved to 11-0 for the first time since 1989 and need to beat Southern Calo finish a regular season undefeated for the first time since 1988, the last time they won a national championship
— Associated Press