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Report: no Atkinson for Irish vs. Sooners

George Atkinson III, Daniel Sorensen AP

Ahead of their huge matchup with Oklahoma Saturday, Notre Dame’s backfield depth has reportedly taken a bit of a hit.

According to, running back George Atkinson III will not play against the Sooners due to illness.  Atkinson, who did not make the trip to Norman with his teammates, is suffering from flu-like symptoms, the website reported.

The school has yet to confirm Atkinson’s availability, or lack thereof.

Atkinson is currently third on the team in rushing with 301 yards, but leads the Irish in rushing touchdowns (four) and yards per attempt (8.1).

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7 Responses to “Report: no Atkinson for Irish vs. Sooners”
  1. blitz4848 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:34 AM

    It wouldn’t have mattered as this game will be decided by OU’s offense running over, through and around Notre Dame’s supposedly good defense. OU 31 ND 10
    Notre Dame is way overmatched in this one…..

  2. 10of14 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:59 AM

    OU hasn’t played against a good defense but once all year; they got beat by a KSU defense, similar, but not as stout against the run as the ND defense. OU may win, but they will not score more than 21 in doing so.

  3. rrussellndfan says: Oct 27, 2012 10:20 AM

    Blitz4848 your a ND hater and that my friend will bite you in the ass!

  4. mungman69 says: Oct 27, 2012 3:35 PM

    Blitz4848: Notre Dame fans think that if you root for Notre Dame’s opponent then you are a Notre Dame hater. Some small minds up there.

  5. irishking says: Oct 27, 2012 7:34 PM

    I am so excited to see a real whale of a college football game in a few minutes. The closer the better.

  6. rrussellndfan says: Oct 28, 2012 1:12 AM

    Mungman bet you feel dumb…I would.

  7. irishdodger says: Oct 28, 2012 3:17 AM


    Haters gonna hate. You like apples?

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