Armstrong, Jones top horses in No. 9 Irish rushing stable

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Armstrong, Jones top horses in No. 9 Irish rushing stable
Armstrong, Jones top horses in No. 9 Irish rushing stable

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame may find out this season that a stable full of running backs is better than one. Jafar Armstrong and Tony Jones Jr. are sharing the load in practices, with three underclassmen also pushing for playing time. The previous two seasons, Josh Adams (1,430 yards in 2017) and Dexter Williams (995 yards in 2018) got most of the carries for the Fighting Irish, but so far a primary back has not grabbed the job. Armstrong is a 200-pound junior who came to Notre Dame as an all-state wide receiver from Bishop Miege High School in Kansas before converting to running back during 2018 spring practice. Jones is a 224-pound senior who played at IMG Academy in Bradenton,

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