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Notes from the Geetar: Truncated Edition

I had a full column ready to go here.  Talking about the touchback in the end zone that felt like it took (a very enjoyable) 20 minutes, the inability for opponents to score more than 17 points against ND’s quality defense, how fun it is to have safeties who really are safe, the 12 quarters…

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Irish Hold Off Vanderbilt

Notre Dame stuck to a familiar script by turning a comfortable 16-3 halftime advantage into a narrow 22-17 victory that came down to the final minute of play. Vanderbilt scratched back from a 22-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to pull within five points, and had a chance to win at the end when Kalija…

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Irish Seek Quality Effort vs. Vanderbilt

Notre Dame completes its early season homestand by hosting the Vanderbilt Commodores from the Southeastern Conference. The Irish played well in defeating Michigan on opening night, but were listless and sloppy in getting past Ball State last week. Vanderbilt also enters this contest at 2-0, having defeated Middle Tennessee and Nevada as they warm up…

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Inept Irish Stagger Past Ball State

Notre Dame turned in one of its ugliest offensive performances in recent memory, but Drue Tranquill of the Irish managed to recover an onside kick late in the fourth quarter to preserve a 24-16 victory over Ball State. While the defensive effort was businesslike and featured two interceptions by safety Jalen Elliott, the offensive line…

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Irish Entertain Unfamiliar Neighbor

Notre Dame continues a three-game home stand on Saturday when the Irish host in-state neighbor Ball State University. This is the first game between these schools as the Cardinals are a member of the Mid-American Conference. Coach Mike Neu is in his third year at the helm and is coming off an injury-plagued 2-10 record…

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