Notre Dame was so dominant on its way to a 38-0 lead over Wake Forest heading into the fourth quarter that a third-quarter quarterback change was hardly noticed.
Tommy Rees replaced starter Everett Golson with 7:14 to play in the third quarter with the Irish leading 31-0.
Rees threw one 11-yard pass to backup tight end Ben Koyack on the seven-play, 80-yard series that ended with George Atkinson III scoring on a 9-yard run for a 38-0 lead with 3:30 left in the third. Running back Cierre Wood broke off a 43-yard run during the drive, and the highlight was the combination of brothers Zack and Nick Martin and Mike and Jake Golic on the line to block for Atkinson's TD.
Golson completed 20 of 30 passes for 346 yards with three touchdowns and an interception before finishing his day.
The third quarter had a little bit of history in it as tight end Tyler Eifert, a Bishop Dwenger graduate, came down with the 129th catch of his career with a 15-yard receptions just less than 4 minutes into the quarter.
Eifert moved past Ken MacAfee for the school's record of receptions by a tight end with the catch. Eifert, who has six catches for 85 yards today, has 130 receptions for his career for 1,710 yards, and he is now 49 yards shy of MacAfee's record for receiving yards by a tight end.