Notre Dame football vs. North Carolina: Offensive Grades in Week 9

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SOUTH BEND, INDIANA – OCTOBER 30: Kyren Williams #23 of the Notre Dame Football runs the ball for a 91-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter in the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 30, 2021, in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

Notre Dame football had their best offensive performance of the season against North Carolina, but how will each individual unit grade out?

It hasn’t been a secret that there have been a lot of issues on offense this season for the Notre Dame football team. The offensive line, in transition, has been a disaster for the most part. Three quarterbacks have played significant minutes, while the wide receivers flash potential but not consistency.

Because of all that, it’s great to see the offense score more than 40 points in a game. It’s just the second time the Irish have hit that mark this season, and considering the other time was against Wisconsin, where two pick-sixes and a kick returned for a score accounted for 21 points, that wasn’t really to the credit of the offense.

All 44 points against North Carolina you can credit to the offense, though, and it felt good to get over that hump.

It’s time to accept the two-quarterback system, at least for the rest of this season. If it works as it did against North Carolina, it won’t be an issue either. They just need to make sure that the defenses that they’re going up against can’t predict the play based on personnel. Keep the surprises coming, and things will go great. They’ll also go great if the offensive line continues to improve and Kyren Williams jumps back on the scene.

It was a great night for the Notre Dame offense. It wasn’t a perfect night, though. So, here is how the Irish offense graded out:

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