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Draft Scout Josh Adams News
11/16/17 - Nov 14 Stock Report, Who hurt themselves? Who hurt themselves? Josh Adams, RB, Notre Dame, JR. (6-1, 219, 4.58, #3)...After dominant performances against USC (19-191-3) and N.C. State (27-202-1), Adams missed most of the Wake Forest game due to an illness and was completely ineffective against the athleticism of the Miami defense. He finished with 40 yards on 16 carries for a season-low 2.5 average. To be fair, the Irish had no passing game and the normally dominant Notre Dame offensive line did him few favors, but Adams struggled to produce with limited opportunities he was given. His lack of speed to the outside really showed vs. the play speed of the Hurricanes' defense and even when the hole was there, Adams doesn't always show the needed urgency to attack expiring run lanes. Adams has linebacker size and will bounce off defenders, but his lack of grace in short spaces also stands out, bouncing off his own blockers and disrupting the timing of the play. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/30/17 - OCT 30 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: JOSH ADAMS, NOTRE DAME, Junior, Running Back, Warrington, PA/Central Bucks South...Josh Adams rushed for 202 yards (on 27 carries) and one touchdown as ninth-ranked Notre Dame defeated 14th-ranked North Carolina State, 35-14. Adams scored on a 77-yard run as the Fighting Irish improved to 7-1. Notes: Josh Adams is the sixth Notre Dame player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors since 2004, and the second offensive honoree (Brady Quinn, QB, Sept. 24, 2006). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
10/28/17 - Running back Josh Adams rushed for 202 yards and a touchdown as No. 9 Notre Dame rolled past No. 14 North Carolina State 35-14 on Saturday. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Fighting Irish won for the sixth straight time, improving to 7-1 and remaining in the College Football Playoff conversation. The Wolfpack (6-2) saw their winning streak snapped at six games, struggling to mount consistent offense to match Notre Dame. An offensive line bookended by tackles Mike McGlinchey and Tommy Kraemer helped open holes for the Notre Dame rushing attack, which struck early, persistently and at opportune times, gaining 318 yards on 54 attempts.
Notre Dame's third-quarter defensive heroics shifted the complexion of a game after the Fighting Irish led 21-14 at halftime. With the Wolfpack driving inside Fighting Irish territory, cornerback Julian Love intercepted N.C. State quarterback Ryan Finley and weaved 69 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown with 12:05 left in the quarter. Finley had thrown 339 consecutive passes without an interception before Love dashed in front of a pass intended for Kelvin Harmon and scampered for his second interception return touchdown of 2017. - The Sports Xchange
10/21/17 - Running back Josh Adams and quarterback Brandon Wimbush led another impressive Notre Dame rushing attack on Saturday, sparking the No. 13 Fighting Irish to a 49-14 rout of No. 11 USC. Adams (19 carries, 191 yards) and Wimbush (14 carries, 106 yards) combined for five touchdowns. With both Adams and Wimbush eclipsing the 100-yard mark, it marked the fourth time Notre Dame has had multiple players in that category this season. In the previous 15 seasons before 2017, the Fighting Irish had multiple 100-yard rushers just five times. Notre Dame (6-2) gashed USC (6-2) for 377 yards on the ground, well above the Trojans' defensive average of 146.7 rushing yards allowed entering the game. The Fighting Irish outgained USC, 497-336, overall. Notre Dame surged to a 28-0 halftime lead by converting three USC turnovers into touchdowns. The only other time the Fighting Irish enjoyed a wider halftime cushion on their longtime rival was 1966, when Notre Dame turned a 31-0 edge at intermission into a 51-0 victory. - The Sports Xchange
10/07/17 - Deon McIntosh ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns while No. 21 Notre Dame allowed its defense to control most of the game in defeating North Carolina 33-10 on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Josh Adams added 118 yards and one long touchdown run for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (5-1) used backup quarterback Ian Book, a sophomore, in place of injured starter Brandon Wimbush, and it still had enough firepower to overwhelm the Tar Heels (1-5). Adams, whose 73-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the longest play of the game, had only two of his 13 carries in the second half. Book, who had thrown a total of eight college passes prior to the game, completed 17 of 31 passes for 146 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions. Much of the game was played in the rain. Wimbush missed the game with a strained right foot that apparently was suffered a week earlier during a romp past Miami of Ohio. - The Sports Xchange