The Notre Dame football team is once again rotating quarterbacks, but they need to stop being so obvious with true freshman Tyler Buchner.
The Notre Dame football team went into their matchup against Purdue with a 2-0 record, though the wins have not been easy to come by. They had to work overtime against Florida State, and then barely beat a MAC school at home last weekend, so we knew that this matchup against the BOilermakers was going to be a tough one.
In the first half, we saw Jack Coan once again get the start for the Irish, and he once again had the offense running stagnant. It was not long until the Irish brought in true freshman Tyler Buchner, who got the crowd on their feet with a five-yard run that included a big-time stiff arm.
The problem is, the Irish only run when Buchner is in, and it is starting to get a bit obvious what the game plan is going to be when he is under center. In the second half, they have to let him throw the football, as he certainly has the arm talent to push the ball downfield.
His counterpart, Coan is taking shots, but he has been way off, missing some wide-open wideouts throughout the first two frames.
Notre Dame football leading 10-3 at the half
With that said, the Irish are still leading at the half, but they are once again in a dogfight inside Notre Dame Stadium. Purdue is not going anywhere, and while Marcus Freeman’s defense looks the best it has all season, the offense needs to get rolling if they are going to put the Boilermakers away.
The Notre Dame football team takes on Purdue in Week 3 inside Notre Dame Stadium, and here are three things to keep an eye on.
The Irish have a great chance to go 3-0 this afternoon, and will then travel to Soldier Field to take on Wisconsin their next time out. For Buchner, he has proven he can get the job done with his legs, but now is the time for Tommy Rees to draw one up for him to take a big shot downfield.