Notre Dame Fighting Irish Summaries

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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish Summaries

    In a pure football game that saw no turnovers or penalties, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were very lucky indeed to edge out the Louisville Cardinals, winning 35-31 on the road.

    The see-saw battle, sure to go in the books as one of Notre Dame’s greatest games in the past few years, saw Clausen throw for 5 touchdowns and 249 yards. But statistics are not on the Irish’s side in this one – Louisville had more first downs (22 to 13), more passing yards (317 to 249), and more rushing yards (132 to 115).

    The contest was decided in the fourth quarter – both teams had two touchdowns, but the Irish were able to finally make a stop when it counted. On the Cardinal’s last possession the secondary jarred the ball loose to prevent a sure catch deep in the Notre Dame zone, and then an Irish lineman came up with the sack to end Louisville’s hopes.

    But if the game how no turnovers and the Cardinals won the stats game, how did Notre Dame pull out the victory? Chalk it up to the luck of the Irish.
     
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    A cloudy day in South Bend saw the visiting Bearcats leave empty-handed as your Fighting Irish delivered a 48-17 loss to the boys from Cincinnati.

    Clausen had another good day, but it was the running game that won it for Notre Dame. The Irish backfield combined for 201 yards on 51 carries and took it in for 5 rushing touchdowns. Backup Allen actually had more yards than starter Hughes as the 2nd offense was brought in very early.

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    The defense also had a good day with 11 TFLs, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles, one of which was recovered.

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    Next week will see Notre Dame visiting Purdue in the Battle for the Shillelagh Trophy.

     
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    Notre Dame had another solid game this week as the travelled to Purdue for the Battle for the Shillelagh Trophy, walking away with the trophy and a 40-7 win against one of their rivals.

    The Irish once again relied on their running game and defense. The running game racked up 153 yards and 3 touchdowns, while QB Clausen pitched in with 193 passing yards and one touchdown toss.

    The defense held the Boilermakers to just 31 yards on the ground, recovered one fumble, had 4 interceptions and 7 QB sacks.

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    Next week the Fighting Irish travel to Washington to take on the Huskies.
     
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    Awful game against Washington. They stuffed every run and my TEs couldn't hold onto a pass to save their lives. Lost 31-23.
     

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