The Notre Dame football team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers, 41-13, in front of a neutral site crowd at Soldier Field, moving to 4-0 on the season.
The Notre Dame football team erased a 3-point deficit and scored 31 unanswered to down No. 18 Wisconsin in a huge game for the Irish. The contest played at Chicago’s Soldier Field, lived up to the hype for most of the early afternoon, as neither Wisconsin nor Notre Dame gained a strong offensive foothold.
The Irish controlled the majority of the first three quarters. However, after an injury to starting quarterback Jack Coan, momentum jumped around for the Badgers. Sophomore quarterback Drew Pyne entered the contest for the Irish instead of freshman Tyler Buchner, who was likely slowed by a hamstring injury suffered against Purdue. In his 2nd series, Pyne was hit from behind and fumbled. Wisconsin recovered. The Irish defense, the star of Saturday’s tilt, held the Badgers to a field goal.
With Wisconsin leading, 13-10, the Notre Dame football team erupted for 31 points. Sophomore Chris Tyree kicked off the rout with a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Regardless of traditionally running the ball or not, both Tyree and junior Kyren Williams find ways to help the Irish win each week.
The Tyree score was followed by a strip-sack of Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz. The Irish offense immediately turned the mistake into 7 points when Pyne hit Kevin Austin on a 16-yard touchdown. Notre Dame closed the contest with 3 interceptions which turned into 17 points. These 17 points included 2 interception returns for touchdowns by sophomore linebacker Jack Kiser and graduate student Drew White respectively.
Here are this week’s studs and duds from the Notre Dame-Wisconsin battle in Chicago.