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Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After Week Two

By Jon Kinne, 2 months 4 weeks ago
After a slow start, Notre Dame got things cranked up in the second quarter and romped to a 39-10 victory over Nevada. Though it was not a perfect performance and the injury bug continues to infect the Irish football team, it was a step in the right direction following the loss at Texas.   Here are five thoughts on the 1-1 Irish.   Kizer’s Solid Performance Other than a...

College Football Week 2 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 4 weeks ago
On paper, college football’s Week 2 slate wasn’t as enticing as the schedule from the opening weekend. However, as usual, another Saturday of action didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of intriguing games early, with Pitt-Penn State coming down to the wire, as well as East Carolina and Central Michigan knocking off Power 5 opponents. And there was no shortage of intrigue in...

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview and Prediction

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 1 day ago
Notre Dame entered the season opener against Texas with many questions. Following the 50-47 double overtime loss, several questions remain and a few more developed.   The Irish will look for answers as they return home to play a Nevada team coached by former Irish assistant Brian Polian. The Wolf Pack survived a scare by Cal Poly in week one, winning 30-27 in overtime.   This...

Predicting Which Team Will Win Every Game Week 2 in College Football

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
College football’s Week 2 slate doesn’t have the marquee matchups that covered the schedule in Week 1, but there are several intriguing games to watch this Saturday. The Week 2 action kicks off on Friday night with two games, as Maryland travels to FIU and Louisville meets Syracuse to open ACC play for both teams. Saturday’s slate is headlined by Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

College Football's Top 20 Quarterback Debuts of 2016

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 3 days ago
Quarterback play is always under the spotlight for all 128 college football teams. Some programs – Clemson (Deshaun Watson) and Ohio State (J.T. Barrett) – entered 2016 with no uncertainty under center. However, there was no shortage of teams opening the year with question marks or the possibility of the quarterback battle extending into the season. Week 1 was the first opportunity...

Week 1 of the 2016 College Football Season Reminded Us of Only Three Certainties in Life: Death, Taxes & Crappy College Kickers

By Jim Weber, 3 months 4 days ago
After the first week of college football’s 2016 season, we are stuck asking the same question we ask at some point every fall:   Why are college kickers so bad?   We’ve grown so accustomed to college football’s otherwise insanely high level of play we aren’t even surprised anymore when someone like Todd Gurley takes the NFL by storm as a rookie.  ...

Five Thoughts on Notre Dame After Week One

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 4 days ago
The good news following Notre Dame’s 50-47 double overtime loss to Texas is that it was just week one. The Fighting Irish have 11 more games and if they were going to lose, early is better than late. But that is about where the positivity ends. Notre Dame came in as a team with College Football Playoff hopes and though those are not completely gone, the chances are substantially dimmer...

College Football Week 1 Awards

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 4 days ago
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.   With the first weekend of games in the books, it’s time to...

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 1 week ago
One of the greatest opening weekends in college football history is thankfully not limited to the traditional Saturday action this year. In a bid to give us all a little more football — and importantly pay proper respect to two of the sport’s most famous blue bloods — the powers that be moved Notre Dame’s first trip to Austin in two decades to Sunday for some...

5 Greatest Notre Dame vs. Texas College Football Games of All-Time

By Aaron Tallent, 3 months 1 week ago
It is hard to believe that Texas is hoping to beat Notre Dame this Sunday for the first time since 1970. The Fighting Irish have a 9-2 lead in what has proven to be a very one-sided series between college football’s two most storied programs. Look no further than last year’s meeting, a 38-3 season-opening rout by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.   Still, there have been...