Kelly wants Notre Dame to slug it out
"He had a good week," Kelly said of Riddick, ND's second-leading rusher and leading receiver. "He had a little bit of an elbow strain. He's been in for treatment, (but) he ran extremely well all week, didn't take any reps off.
"We've got three guys where we're trying to get that balance. We struck it a little bit better last week, but it's going to be something that we're constantly keeping an eye on and keeping those guys fresh and keeping attacking defenses with three really good runners."
-- Notre Dame senior tight end Tyler Eifert this season may be well off the school-record (for a tight end) receptions total he set in 2011, but he's making every one count.
Eight of Eifert's 11 catches this season have resulted in a touchdown or first down.
-- Irish senior middle linebacker Manti Te'o last Saturday moved into fourth place on ND's career tackle list with 372. Next up, at 396, is Steve Heimkreiter (1975-78).
Bob Crable (521) holds the school record, followed by Bob Golic (479), uncle of current Irish players Mike Golic Jr. and Jake Golic.
Staff writer Eric Hansen: