Notre Dame football: 3 statistics that defined the win against Wisconsin
3 non-offensive touchdowns
Going into this game as the underdog, the Irish knew they would have to be good in all facets of the game if they hoped to beat Wisconsin. In fact, Notre Dame football has struggled to put consistent football together all season long, as the offense looks good sometimes, and other times not.
On defense, there have been plenty of lapses this season, especially when it comes to the big play, but they seemed to put it all together on Saturday. Not only did the Irish score on touchdown passes from Drew Pyne and Jack Coan, both to Kevin Austin Jr., but they were able to find the end zone on both special teams and defense.
The Panthers traded away a starting tight end on Tuesday, clearing the way for former Notre Dame football star Tommy Tremble to move into a larger role.
The Irish had two pick-sixes in the game, as we stated earlier, while also seeing Chris Tyree return a kick 96 yards after a Wisconsin touchdown that could have swung the momentum in the Badgers’ favor. Scoring on offense, defense, and special teams will usually net you a victory, and that was certainly the case inside Soldier Field for the Irish in this one.