The Notre Dame football team dominated Navy on Saturday night, and here are three surprises from the victory inside Notre Dame Stadium.
The Notre Dame football team ran their record to 8-1 on the season this Saturday night, beating the Navy Midshipmen inside Notre Dame Stadium. In a game they had to win, and to win big, the Irish were able to pull away from Navy in the fourth quarter, scoring 17 straight to close out the victory.
Here, we look at three things that were a bit surprising in Week 10.
Notre Dame football vs. Navy Midshipmen: 3 Surprises
Irish suffocate Navy run game
Playing against the triple-option is not something you do every week, in fact, there are only a few teams in the country that still use it as their main offensive scheme. Last weekend, the Navy Midshipmen used the triple-option to perfection against Tulsa, averaging over five yards per carry, while not completing a pass in the victory.
Against the Irish, Navy would not have that kind of success, as they averaged only three yards per carry, and were suffocated by the front-7 of this Notre Dame football team. We figured that the Irish would do a better job against the triple-option than Tulsa did, but their dominating performance was still surprising.