Author: John Vannie

Had Them All the Way

The situation was bleak. Notre Dame’s offense could not get out of its own way after the opening possession of the night. Duke rallied behind Riley Leonard and Justin Waters to take a 14-13 lead with nine minutes remaining. The Fighting Irish were one play away from a second consecutive loss and faced a fourth…

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Rebound on the Road

Notre Dame takes to the road on Saturday to play the undefeated Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Fighting Irish are coming off a heartbreaking loss but will find no sympathy from a resurgent opponent looking to shock the world. Coach Marcus Freeman’s job this week is to rally his troops and…

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Close But No Cigar

Notre Dame had the ball and a 14-10 lead with just over four minutes remaining but could not run out the clock. One last gasp was all Ohio State needed to pull out a last second victory with a 65-yard scoring march that broke the hearts of the Irish faithful. The ending was eerily reminiscent…

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Irish Seek Breakthrough vs. OSU

The early season romps are over for a pair of top ten heavyweights as Notre Dame (4-0) hosts the Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) on Saturday night. Each team rolled over inferior opponents and traveled to face a quasi-competitive conference member to work out a few kinks. Both Indiana and North Carolina State pestered the Buckeyes…

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Big Plays Lift Irish Over CMU

Notre Dame raced out to a 21-7 lead in the initial 16 minutes of play and coasted to a 41-17 victory over the gutsy Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday afternoon. Audric Estime and Sam Hartman led the Fighting Irish with big plays that proved to be too much for the visitors. The final margin masked…

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