The Notre Dame football team started slowly against Navy on Saturday, but came on strong, dominating in a 34-6 victory to move to 8-1.
The Notre Dame football team looked sluggish on offense early on against the Navy Midshipmen, going down 3-0 after three straight failed drives. However, they were able to finally get it going in the second quarter, as they scored two touchdowns, including a 70-yard dime from Jack Coan to Kevin Austin Jr. right before the half.
That play would give the Irish a 17-3 halftime lead, and would be the only points they would score up until the fourth quarter.
Notre Dame football pulls away in the fourth quarter
After only Navy got on the board with a field goal in the third quarter, the Irish pulled away, scoring 17 straight to close out the game. The Irish were aided by the fact that Navy quarterback Tai Lavatai went down in the second quarter, and the Midshipmen had to turn to Xavier Arline under center.
It would be an Arline fumble that would get the party started for the Irish in the fourth quarter, as it led to a safety and really pushed the momentum back to the Notre Dame football team. Kyren Williams ran for his second score of the game in the fourth, an incredible run up the middle for 20 yards, before true freshman Logan Diggs scored on a dynamic run of his own.
Diggs has been a bright star for the Irish as of late, joined by fellow true freshmen like Lorenzo Styles Jr., Tyler Buchner, and Deion Colzie, who had a 31-yard reception on Saturday against Navy.
The Notre Dame football team takes on Navy in Week 10 on Saturday afternoon, and here are three reasons why they will defeat the Midshipmen for win No. 8.
With the win, the Irish moved to 8-1 on the season and will be scoreboard watching the rest of the night to see if teams can pull off some upsets. We have already seen Wake Forest lose their first game of the season, and Michigan State is struggling against Purdue, so moving up in the College Football Playoff rankings could be a real possibility for this Notre Dame football team this week.