Notre Dame Football vs. Toledo: 3 things we learned in Week 2

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Sep 11, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Football tight end Michael Mayer (87) scores in the first quarter against the Toledo Rockets at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

It was another nail-biter for the Irish, but in the end, the Notre Dame football team ran their record to 2-0 on the young season at home in Week 2.

The Notre Dame football team struggled at Toledo, needing to come back time and time again to come away with the 32-29 victory. In the end, the Irish would end up flip-flopping quarterbacks, as both Tyler Buchner and Jack Coan played huge roles in the team getting out to a 2-0 start to the season.

Here, we looked at three things we learned in the win on Saturday.

Notre Dame Football vs. Toledo: 3 things we learned in Week 2

Michael Mayer will run away with the John Mackey Award

Notre Dame football has produced a ton of excellent tight ends in their illustrious history, and they currently have one on the roster who could end up being the best of the bunch. Michael Mayer once again put on a show on Saturday, as he continues to prove that he is going to run away with the John Mackey Award this season.

After hauling in nine catches for 120 yards and a touchdown against Florida State in the season opener, Mayer racked up seven catches for 81 yards and two scores against Toledo. In fact, he had the first touchdown of the game for the Irish, and the last, as his rare blend of size and speed has been unguardable through the first two games of the season.

You can just give him the Mackey now.

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