AP Sports Writer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Theo Riddick is still running with the football. He’s just doing it now after he catches it, giving Notre Dame another way to open up its spread offense.

Through five games, the former running back is leading Notre Dame with 30 catches.

Riddick had 29 carries for 160 yards as freshman last year, but the new coaching staff decided to move him to the slot receiver spot during spring practice.

It’s a switch that has given the offense a breakaway threat who can make plenty of yards after he catches a pass.

Notre Dame (2-3) hosts Pittsburgh (2-2) this weekend.

Updated October 6, 2010

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