No. 9 Notre Dame out to score more points with new QB, line

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame is eager to increase its scoring. The Fighting Irish averaged 33.4 points per game last season and made another trip to the College Football Playoff. The problem s that the last three national champions have averaged more than 44 points per game. Notre Dame has a new quarterback in Jack Coan and is replacing four of five starters on the offensive line. Still, offensive coordinator Tommy Rees says there is a lot of talent on offense and he feels confident. The season opener is Sept. 5 at Florida State.