Author: John Vannie

Irish Romp Over Duke

Notre Dame jumped out to a fast 14-0 lead and coasted to a 38-7 victory over the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday night. Ian Book passed for 182 yards and four touchdowns as the Irish were never seriously threatened. The defense dominated the line of scrimmage and held the anemic Duke attack to just 197…

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Irish Seek Elusive Road Win

Notre Dame gets back on the road Saturday with a trip to Carolina to play the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Irish have struggled since the mid-season bye week, losing badly at Michigan before edging past heavy underdog Virginia Tech last week in the final minute for a one-point victory. Brian…

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Irish, Book Survive Miscues

There were spooky things happening on Saturday in wintry South Bend. Notre Dame had committed three turnovers in the red zone and squandered another scoring opportunity midway through the fourth period with a costly penalty, and it looked as though the Irish were going down to a second consecutive defeat. The defense got the ball…

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Irish Need to Get Physical

Still stinging from its emasculation at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines last Saturday, Notre Dame will try to bounce back at home this week against Virginia Tech (5-2). The Irish offense failed to gain traction in the rain in Ann Arbor, but the fact that their highly regarded defense was absolutely trucked by the…

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Michigan Soaks Irish

Notre Dame entered the rain-soaked Big House on Saturday night, fresh from a bye week but lacking a coherent game plan against the inspired Michigan defense. Furthermore, Coach Brian Kelly made no discernible adjustments to account for the fact that the decisive first half was played in a torrential downpour. The Irish inexplicably tried to…

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