CHICAGO -- Allow Cierre Wood to explain the difference between the defense that Notre Dame faced early on Saturday night and the one he faced in the second half. "They were all upbeat and jumping and all that stuff in the beginning," Wood said of Miami, which held the Irish to 28 rushing yards in the first quarter. And then? "But when you smack a team so many times in the mouth, eventually they're going to want to stop playing, and that's what happened today."
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