There are few things better than sticking it to a rival.

That’s a sentiment Notre Dame felt firsthand Saturday night, as it dominated Michigan, 31-0, in what could be the last matchup between the two rivals for quite some time. Quarterback Everett Golson fueled the attack, throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns on 23-of-34 passing.

“It only counts for one,” said Irish coach Brian Kelly. “But I’d be lying if I told you that it didn’t feel great to shut out Michigan 31-0.”

Wide receivers William Fuller and Amir Carlisle benefited from Golson’s hot hand, bringing in a combined 16 passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns. But the story of the night was the Notre Dame defense, which held the Wolverines to just 2.9 yards per rush and forced four turnovers, including three interceptions from Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner.

Meanwhile, fellow Division 1 FBS Catholic school Boston College didn’t fare as well.

After spending the majority of last season running opponents into the ground, the Eagles got a little taste of their own medicine on Friday night. Pittsburgh doled out 303 yards rushing on its way to securing a 30-20 victory.

Quarterback Tyler Murphy struggled in the passing game, but dazzled with his feet. The senior transfer from Florida threw for 134 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions on 10-of-28 passing while rushing for another 92 yards on 16 carries, including a 51-yard scamper for a score.

But after Murphy, Boston College’s run offense was practically non-existent; the rest of the team rushed for just 50 yards on 18 carries (2.7 YPC).

“Real simple equation here, in my opinion: We couldn’t stop the run on defense and couldn’t establish the run on offense,” said Eagles coach Steve Addazio. “We knew coming into this game that we had to stop the run, and we didn’t do it.”

Results for Catholic colleges around the US
Catholic schools, in italics below, went 22-15 this weekend.

Division I FBS

Pittsburgh 30
Boston College 20

Notre Dame 31
Michigan 0

Division I FCS

Dayton 23
Georgetown 14

Youngstown State 34
Duquesne 23

Holy Cross 29
Morgan State 26

Stephen F. Austin 38
Incarnate Word 3

Sacred Heart 27
Lafayette 14

Saint Francis 27
Clarion 13

San Diego 23
Western New Mexico 17

Villanova 50
Fordham 6

Division II

American International 27
Assumption 25

Gannon 23
Southern Connecticut 7

Bryant 40
Merrimack 14

Mary 19
Southwest Minnesota 18

Bentley 27
Mercyhurst 21

Notre Dame (Ohio) 42
Fairmount State 35

Ohio Dominican 59
Malone 14

Quincy 29
Lindenwood-Belleville 7

Saint Anselm 23
Bowie State 22

Shippensburg 55
Seton Hill 30

Bloomburg 24
Stonehill 7

Walsh 45
Tiffin 10

Division III

Central 31
Benedictine 7

McDaniel 34
Catholic 31

John Carroll 44
St. Vincent 0

Moravian 33
King’s 14

Loras 39
Elmhurst 17

Mount Saint Joseph 58
Augustana 25

Salve Regina 33
Bridgewater State 27

St. John’s 27
UW River-Falls 8

St. Norbert 25
Carthage 13

St. Scholastica 28
Ripon 27

St. Thomas 22
UW-Eau Claire 17

Wesley 35
Thomas More 20

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.