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