Author: John Vannie

Blocked Punts Fuel Irish Win

Isaiah Foskey blocked two punts in the first quarter to jumpstart Notre Dame on the way to a 44-21 victory over Nevada-Las Vegas. The Fighting Irish defense feasted on a pair of reserve quarterbacks for the Rebels, who missed injured starter Doug Brumfield. The hosts finished with four sacks among nine tackles for loss, and…

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Irish Double Down on Vegas

Notre Dame (3-3) hosts the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV) on Saturday for the first ever meeting between these schools. The Fighting Irish have struggled at home this season and will try to put last week’s embarrassing loss to Stanford in the rear-view mirror. Earlier this month, the Rebels (4-3) were pummeled 42-7…

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Stanford Stuns Inept Irish

Notre Dame turned in its worst all around performance in recent memory and fell to a lowly but scrappy Stanford squad by 16-14 on Saturday. The Flailing Irish defense refused to tackle anyone and compounded the problem by leaving the Cardinal receivers uncovered most of the night. Meanwhile, the offense was even worse. After being…

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Improving Irish Host Struggling Stanford

Notre Dame (3-2) will play on its home field for the first time in a month on Saturday night while hosting the Stanford Cardinal (1-4). The Fighting Irish have won three straight after a rough start and are beginning to develop an identity based on power running and a physical defense. The Cardinal are coming…

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Mayer Carries Irish Past BYU

The Michael Mayer show in Las Vegas on Saturday evening was highlighted by two touchdown receptions in a dominant performance to lead Notre Dame to a 28-20 victory over BYU. The All-American tight end continually bailed out the offense with clutch third down catches to help the Fighting Irish build a 25-6 lead. The Cougars…

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