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Second Half Explosion Keys Irish Win

Dexter Williams burst off left tackle for a 97-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to break open a tight game and propel Notre Dame to a 45-23 victory over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Irish offense was stymied for most of the first half, but a scoop and score by Julian Love after…

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The Eyes Have It

Last November after watching Mike Brey’s crew take care of the DePaul Blue Demons, Kayo and I (along with a couple other NDN denizens) repaired up Michigan Avenue to Kroll’s to watch what we hoped would be a similar dismantling of the Miami Hurricanes by a highly-ranked Irish football squad.  We all know how that…

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Notes from the Geetar: Truncated Edition

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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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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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