CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The pregame story lines for Boston College seemed too good to be true.

The Eagles had a chance to beat Notre Dame a week after the Irish beat a No. 1 team like it famously did back in 1993. With former Notre Dame quarterback Phil Jurkovec leading the Boston College offense, the Eagles had the perfect revenge plot ready too.

But those story lines were indeed too good to be true. That’s because the No. 2 Irish were clearly better than this Boston College team even in a sloppy performance, and Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book was the one writing the story Saturday in an empty Alumni Stadium.

Book accounted for four touchdowns — three passing