ND begins 3-game swing vs. ACC at Wake Forest

By Joedy Mccreary

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Nov. 4 2011 9:05 a.m. MDT

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees throws against Navy during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

Michael Conroy, Associated Press

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Notre Dame running back Jonas Gray jokes that coach Brian Kelly "wants us to win the ACC."

Of course, the Fighting Irish aren't in the Atlantic Coast Conference — though you couldn't tell that from their November schedule.

They begin a stretch of three straight games against teams from the same ACC division Saturday night when they visit Wake Forest. Following that are matchups with fellow Atlantic Division members Maryland and Boston College.

Notre Dame looks to continue to dominate ACC teams.

The league hasn't offered much resistance to the Irish. They're a combined 78-31-2 against the 10 current ACC teams they've faced, and are at least .500 against eight of them.

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