The Notre Dame football team finally got it going on the ground offensively, and that led to a comfortable victory over the USC Trojans.
After the game against the USC Trojans, Notre Dame football head coach Brian Kelly said he thought this game was the best sixty-minute effort for the offense. That assessment was pretty accurate. Between the disaster that has been the offensive line and the confusion at quarterback, it’s been a long time coming for this side of the ball.
It should be noted that the Irish made a fairly large schematic change for this game. They chose to go up-tempo for most of the game, which seemed to help the offense get into a rhythm and avoid a lot of the common mistakes that have been plaguing them, like quarterback sacks.
Jack Coan got the start at quarterback, while Tyler Buchner was sprinkled in, and it seemed to work out much better than it has been before this. Kyren Williams came out and added balance to the offense. Michael Mayer and company were finally healthy. It felt like the offense operated the way it was expected to operate.
So, with all the being said, how did the Notre Dame offense grade out in the USC game?