Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Brandon Wimbush throws in the second quarter against the Temple Owls at Notre Dame Stadium.

SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame football tallied a 49-16 win over visiting Temple on Saturday to open the season.

Brandon Wimbush did it both ways, and got helpThe quarterback’s first start was a bit of a tune up for next week, when Notre Dame hosts Georgia.

The defense proved opportunisticT were definite flaws in the Notre Dame defense.

The Irish racked up 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and a forced fumble in the fourth quarter that set the offense up at the Temple nine-yard line.

One of the biggest plays of the game was by Te’Von Coney, who caused a loss of 10 yards with a sack to force a Temple field goal.