Notre Dame has been solid if not overwhelming in three home games, and now the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish take their first road venture.
"We have a challenge on the road," coach Brian Kelly said. "We know we have to play at a high level to win on Saturday. ... Just understanding when you're on the road, momentum usually works against you. Those things don't generally decide the game, it's still about your execution and your preparation."
Saturday afternoon's game against Wake Forest at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C., ought to give Kelly, whose team is 3-0 for the fourth time in the past seven years, another indication of the development of his team.