The Notre Dame football team once again looked horrible on defense, so this week’s offensive grades are not going to be kind to the Irish.
Well, the Notre Dame football team’s offense was awful against Cincinnati. There’s no getting around that. In particular, the offensive line struggles are continuing, while the quarterback situation is a mess.
You hate to advocate against someone, but it’s probably time for a youth movement at quarterback. Rip that Band-Aid off and then you can build the offense around the skill set of someone like Drew Pyne.
One of the biggest reasons that Notre Dame ended up losing to Cincinnati was the first-half turnovers that they gave up. Jack Coan’s interception took first-quarter points off the board for Notre Dame. Tyler Buchner’s set up the first Cincinnati points of the game.
That’s before you consider the major special teams turnover by Chris Tyree. It was a mess.
If you want to understand the difference between what Cincinnati was putting on the field at quarterback and what Notre Dame was in their yards per pass. The Bearcats had 9.3 yards per pass. The Irish had a mere 5.6 yards.
So, in all of that disastrous day, how did the Irish offense grade out?