Recap Week 10…#3 Notre Dame: Beats Pitt to become 9-0 for 1st time since 1993

#3 Notre Dame (9-0) beat Pittsburgh (4-5), 29-26 in 3 OT in South Bend. Perhaps best summed up by head coach Brian Kelly in his post-game press conference: “We overcame a lot tonight…made, uncharacteristically, some mistakes turning the football over.  Obviously twice in the endzone…last year that would’ve been a loss for us.  But our […]

Preview Week 10…#3 Notre Dame: Hoping to distinguish 2012 from 2002

Pitt (4-4) vs #3 Notre Dame 8-0): 3:30 pm EST on NBC.  This year’s matchup will mark the 68th meeting between Notre Dame and Pittsburgh, with the Irish holding a 46-20-1 series lead. 10 years ago almost to the day (11/2/2002), the 5th ranked Irish hosted Boston College, looking to build upon their 8-0 start.  […]

Week 9 Aftermath: How the Top 5 Fared

#1 Alabama defeats #11 Mississippi State: 38-7 in Tuscaloosa. Alabama QB AJ McCarron hasn’t thrown an interception all season.  But are they good enough to go undefeated? Last year, Alabama won the National Championship with the #1 rushing defense, #1 passing defense, #1 total defense and #1 scoring defense.  Heading into Week 10, Alabama actually […]

Recap Week 9: Notre Dame defeats the favored Oklahoma Sooners, 30-13

#5 Notre Dame defeats #8 Oklahoma, 30-13 in Norman, Ok. A game summary using excerpts from the best summaries: (Chicago Tribune @DavidHaugh) When running back Cierre Wood burst up the middle for a 62-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to stun a red-and-white striped record Sooners crowd of 86,031 into silence, Notre Dame announced […]

Preview Week 9: #8 Oklahoma an 11.5 point favorite vs #5 Notre Dame

#5 Notre Dame vs #8 Oklahoma at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Saturday at 8pm EST on ABC. Oklahoma may have lost a game and may be ranked lower than the Irish, but the odds-makers have them favored to win by 11.5 points. Coach Brian Kelly says:  “If you’re 7-0 and five in the country and […]

Notre Dame Week 4 Recap: Beat Michigan, finally defeat Denard Robinson

#18 Michigan at #11 Notre Dame.  Irish win 13-6. Notre Dame is now 4-0 for the first time since 2002 (Ty Willingham’s first season). All of the leis in the stands seen during the game were because ND handed out 7,500 at the pep rally on Friday night to show their support for linebacker Manti […]

MSU Recap Week 3: Deflated by the Irish at home

#20 Notre Dame at #10 Michigan State.  ND wins 20-3. Notre Dame came into the game underdogs but quickly took all the wind out of the sails of the MSU Spartans and the sold out Spartan Stadium with two unanswered touchdowns. And the Irish were able to hold off any complacency and continued to have […]

Notre Dame Week 3 Recap: On the road vs Michigan State

#20 Notre Dame at #10 Mich State.  ND beats MSU 20-3. The biggest story heading into this game had to be ND linebacker Manti Te’o.  Te’o was suffering immensely after the loss of two loved ones from back home in Hawaii.  First his grandmother passed away and on Wednesday (less than 24 hours later) Te’o lost […]

Week 1 Notre Dame vs Navy: In Ireland

Notre Dame beats Navy 50-10 in the Emerald Isle Classic. Notre Dame’s rushing offense and defense both looked strong with Theo Riddick starting at running back in place of the suspended Cierre Wood.  He rushed for 107 yards and George Atkinson III added another 99.  But their passing, both on offense and defense, is what […]

NFL Defensive Tackle Ian Williams: a San Francisco 49er by way of Notre Dame

Ian Williams started all four years on the defensive line at Notre Dame.  An injury sidelined him for part of his senior year and ultimately is what prevented him from being picked in April’s NFL Draft.  But the moment the lockout ended, his phone was ringing off the hook and Williams signed with the San […]