Notre Dame, ranked third in the polls, will be without starting quarterback Ian Book during Saturday’s game against Florida State after he suffered an injury this past week. Senior Brandon Wimbush will lead the Fighting Irish.
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How loss of Book affects Notre Dame’s chances vs. Florida St. (0:44)
Trevor Matich expects Notre Dame’s defense will help overcome the absence of QB Ian Book against Florida State. (0:44)
The source added that Book is expected to be available for the No. 3 Fighting Irish’s game against No. 13 Syracuse on Nov. 17.
Book suffered the rib injury in last Saturday’s 31-21 victory over Northwestern. He finished the game.
Book has played a big role in Notre Dame’s 9-0 record after taking over as the starting quarterback against Wake Forest on Sept. 22. He replaced starter Brandon Wimbush, who in the first three games of the season threw for one touchdown and four interceptions while completing 55.3 percent of his passes.