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Irish lose WR DaVaris Daniels to shoulder injury

Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick breaks out past BostCollege defenders during first half an NCAA college football game BostSaturday

Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick breaks out past Boston College defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Boston on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Updated: December 12, 2012 6:49AM



CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Notre Dame got the win at Boston College on Saturday night, but it might have suffered two big losses. Wide receiver

DaVaris Daniels hurt his shoulder when he landed after unsuccessfully going up for a pass in the end zone in the third quarter. Brian Kelly said Daniels will have an MRI exam and the team will know more Sunday. But Daniels’ father, former Bears defensive end

Phillip Daniels , tweeted that “we will be without DaVaris for a little while. Keep him in your prayers.” He did say his son “will be back for the bowl game.”Also, cornerback

KeiVarae Russell suffered a head injury in the third quarter.

Golson on the run

The Irish converted their first 10 third-down opportunities, with quarterback Everett Golson picking up five of them on the same designed run to the right side in the first half.Kelly and offensive coordinator

Chuck Martin slowly have been integrating Golson’s running ability into the offense, and the results are showing. After totaling minus-11 rushing yards in the first four games of the season, Golson has 269 in the last five.

Saturday also marked the third consecutive game in which Golson had a rushing touchdown.

Turnover trouble

George Atkinson III and Theo Riddick fumbled, giving Notre Dame five turnovers in the last two games.

Manti Te’o’s sixth interception — a school record for linebackers — is the only Irish takeaway in that span. The Irish had a plus-10 turnover ratio through the first eight games.“Theo Riddick virtually didn’t get hit, and the ball came out,” Kelly said. “These are guys that have carried the ball a lot. They’ve got to do a better job.”



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