In a season that has been a roller coaster for Notre Dame football, quarterback Drew Pyne is thriving at the right time.
Going into the 2022 college football season, the Notre Dame football program named true sophomore Tyler Buchner their starting quarterback. Beating out Drew Pyne and Steve Angeli, Buchner was seen as a long-term play for the Irish, as he has the ability to hurt teams with his arm, and his legs.
However, he struggled early on, and after being injured during the loss to Marshall, the Irish had to turn to veteran Drew Pyne under center. Pyne spent time as Ian Book’s backup early in his career, and despite losing the starting job to Buchner, kept his head down and continued to work, waiting for his chance.
His chance came early on this year, and while there were huge bumps in the first half of the Cal game, he has since steadied this Irish offense and is peaking at the right time.
Notre Dame football is in good hands with Drew Pyne
Pyne finished the Cal game on a high note, and all of that momentum swung into the big-time matchup against UNC. The Tar Heels went into that game undefeated, and many felt they would knock off the 1-2 Irish, but Notre Dame football, led by Pyne, had other ideas.
In the end, Notre Dame got their run game going, and got incredible play from Pyne, who was nearly perfect on the day. He is finally comfortable in this offense, is performing at a high level, and with some big matchups on the horizon, you have to think he is peaking at the right time.
The Notre Dame football team dominated the UNC Tar Heels in Week 4, and running back Audric Estime had the breakout performance we were waiting for.
Going into the bye week, Pyne is completing nearly 70 percent of his passes and has tossed six touchdowns against only one interception. Those are stout numbers for a kid who is just figuring out life as a starting quarterback, and the best could be yet to come.