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FSU coach Willie Taggart expects his team to be tested by Notre Dame backup QB Brandon Wimbush



Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book will miss Saturday's game against Florida State after suffering a rib injury to Northwestern last week.

"Message to me," said Willie Taggart before the morning practice on Thursday. "I do not think it has much to do with the preparations: many works are now in the books, I do not think the offense will change that much, you have a capable backup quarterback who has played a lot for them and some

Brandon Wimbush begins in the place of Book, a role he had at the beginning of the year.

Wimbush launched the first three games of the season against Michigan, Ball State and Vanderbilt. 76 pass for 589 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions. His percentage of completion of 55.3 points is very different from Book's 74.5, which represents the nation's best degree of completion.

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2 out of 22 passes for 170 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his first start against Michigan, which was by far his best performance. His production plunged into the next two games against Ball State and Vanderbilt.

During the 24/16 victory, he threw three interceptions with zero touchdowns, which put Ball State in the hands of the Irish.

Wimbush went 13-of-23 pass for 122 yards and zero touchdowns against Vanderbilt, which then led No. 8 Notre Dame to a piercing victory of 22-17 and Book made several snapshots throughout the match, throwing 3: 3 and scoring the only pass

After three sub-par appearances, Book took over the starting job and led the Fighting Irish to third place and ultimately the semi-finals of the playoffs. He dominated at the first start against Wake Forest. 34 pass for 325 yards and two touchdowns during the victory. [19659010] The absence of books could help the state of Florida, but Notre Dame is still a tough opponent. The Seminoles and Irish arrive at 19:30. Saturday at the hostile Notre Dame Stadium and the game will air on NBC.