So where are your Fighting Irish this morning, Notre Dame fans?
Yes, they came away from their meeting at Boston College on Saturday afternoon with what appeared to be a relatively easy 49-20 victory, which put them above the .500 mark for the first time since the 2015 college football season.
Yes, if you look at the remainder of the schedule, only games against USC (in South Bernd) and at Miami appear to be a totally uphill climb.
And yes, the offense, which sputtered at times in last week’s 20-19 loss to Georgia, produced an astonishing 611 total yards, including an historic 200 plus yard rushing performances each by running back Josh Adams and quarterback Brandon Wimbush.
How big a deal was that, you might ask? Well in the modern history of ND football, the Irish had never had two players rush for more than 200 yards in a game.
The highlight of Wimbush’s day was not so much what he did throwing the ball–he was a mediocre 11 of 24 with 0 TDs and 1 interception–but what he did when he ran the ball, piling up 4 TDs for 207 yards, including one highlight weaving 65-yard scoring run.
All of this came after a start in which Notre Dame (2-1) clung to a 14-13 lead early in the third quarter and didn’t look like it was that much better than BC, much less a Top 25 quality program looking for a return to the glory days of only two years ago when Coach Brian Kelly’s team posted a 10-3 record. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.