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Golson completes 25 straight passes and No. 8 Notre Dame beats Syracuse 31-15

  • Notre Dame wide receiver William Fuller (7) scores a touchdown as Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham (1) and safety Durell Eskridge (3) chase him during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Notre Dame wide receiver William Fuller (7) scores a touchdown as Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham (1) and safety Durell Eskridge (3) chase him during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame wide receiver William Fuller, left, and wide receiver C.J. Prosise celebrate a touchdown by Fuller during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Notre Dame wide receiver William Fuller, left, and wide receiver C.J. Prosise celebrate a touchdown by Fuller during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) loses the ball after being hit by Syracuse defensive end Isaiah Johnson, front, and linebacker Cameron Lynch during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) loses the ball after being hit by Syracuse defensive end Isaiah Johnson, front, and linebacker Cameron Lynch during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)  (The Associated Press)

Everett Golson completed 25 straight passes, setting a Notre Dame record, and threw for four touchdowns to lead the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish to a 31-15 victory against Syracuse on Saturday night.

Golson's record-breaking game was far from perfect. The quarterback threw his first two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter by Durell Eskridge. He fumbled the ball away deep in Syracuse territory and bumbled an attempt to spike the ball late in the first half to stop the clock into another giveaway.

A total of five turnovers by the Irish (4-0) allowed Syracuse (2-3) to linger. Terrel Hunt's 7-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter cut the lead to 21-9.

Golson came right back with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Torii Hunter Jr., son of the major league outfielder. Golson was 32 for 39 for a career-best 362 yards, coming one completion short of matching the FBS record for consecutive completions in a game set by Dominique Davis in 2011 with East Carolina.