Wood finishes his collegiate career with 2,447 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.
Everett Golson threw touchdown passes of 50, 34 and 2 yards, Cierre Wood scored on a 68-yard run and third-ranked Notre Dame beat Wake Forest 38-0 Saturday to finish the season undefeated at home for the first time since 1998 and keep alive its national championship hopes.
Notre Dame has suspended starting tailback Cierre Wood two games for violating team rules.
Michael Floyd and Jonas Gray scored in a 1:59 span in the second quarter Saturday to effectively put the game out of reach, and Notre Dame rebounded from a rough week with a 56-14 rout of Navy on Saturday.
The Fighting Irish lost the ball five times for the second straight week, letting Michigan beat them 35-31 Saturday night on Denard Robinson’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Roy Roundtree with 2 seconds left.
Notre Dame and Miami played some heated games in their rivalry back in the 1980′s. In both teams’ last game of 2010, the Irish routed the ‘Canes 33-17.
Saturday was Tommy Rees’ first start for Notre Dame as they faced Utah and the new QB did not disappoint. The Irish held the Utes to a meager three points while Rees threw three touchdown passes as Notre Dame finished 28-3.
Notre Dame had remained ahead against Tulsa throughout most of the game. A field goal in the fourth quarter set Notre Dame behind, but it wasn’t over yet. The Irish was on their final drive for the win when an interception in the end zone with 36 seconds left put a stop to their drive.