Notre Dame Football: Week 3 Offensive Grades vs. Purdue
I might be generously giving the offensive line a D-, but the truth is that they played better against Purdue than they did against Toledo, at least when you consider the quality of the competition. Being on your third starting left tackle in three games, due to injury, is also incredibly difficult to manage and it makes you feel bad for them trying to figure things out.
Still, the performance from the offensive line today was abysmal. They allowed four sacks, including one on the first play of the game. Even when they didn’t allow sacks, Purdue’s pass rush lived in the backfield for the entire game. It was like there was nothing that they could do about it at all.
Reviewing the Notre Dame football vs. Purdue game for three studs and three duds on the Notre Dame side of the game, on both offense and defense.
Besides the sacks, the defensive line allowed three other tackles for loss, making the total on the day at seven allowed. It wouldn’t be until the end of the game when there was any push at all in the running game.