AP Sources: Notre Dame QB Wimbush To Start For Ailing Book

Notre Dame’s Ian Book celebrates as he scores a touchdown against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Jim Young)

By Ralph D. Russo, AP College Football Writer

Two people familiar with the decision say No. 3 Notre Dame will start quarterback Brandon Wimbush against Florida State on Saturday for Ian Book, who is nursing an undisclosed injury.

Book is not expected to play after taking a hit to the back and ribs last week against Northwestern, according to the people who spoke Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to because no official announcement was made.

Book replaced Wimbush as the starter in the fourth game of the season for the Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 3 CFP). He is completing 74.5 percent of his passes for 1,824, with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Wimbush was the starter last season for the Irish.


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