Notre Dame exceeds 500 total yards
Each week, Notre Dame continues to look better and better. The defense has been stout throughout the first six games and now the offense is finding a way to compliment them.
In the first three games, Notre Dame never surpassed 24 points. It made sense against Michigan, but not so much when playing Ball State or Vanderbilt, whom the Irish only posted 22 against.
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Since then, the Irish have averaged just over 46 points over the last three games. While the defense has continued to play well, it takes a lot of the pressure off of the unit.
Why the huge jump? The offense has been on a roll finding multiple weapons. Most notably the quarterback change from Brandon Wimbush to Book has made a huge difference. But, Book now has shown signs of mortality as the quarterback. He threw his first interception and missed a handful of home run passes versus Virginia Tech. He still threw for 71 percent.
It hasn’t just been the quarterback change. The wide receiver corps has stepped up at the right time as well. It’s hard to say anyone has stepped up the way Miles Boykin has. He’s been a rock for the Irish. Boykin looks like a bigger threat each week, most recently coming off of a 117-receiving yard, two-touchdown day off of eight catches against the Hokies.
On top of that, no team in the nation has received a bigger push five games into the season than Notre Dame thanks to Williams. The running back has dominated while trying to make up for lost time.
Pitt is going to catch Notre Dame at the wrong time. Everything is clicking for the offense and the Panthers just don’t have the talent to slow them down.
The Panthers on average allow 420 offensive yards. In their two most recent losses to North Carolina and Central Florida, Pitt allowed 486 and 568 yards. Notre Dame’s offense is much more complete right now and should break the 500-yard barrier this Saturday.