Amidst the jubilation of a big win over Arizona State, the Notre Dame defense suffered a major loss as linebacker Jarrett Grace was lost for the season with a broken tibia. The seriousness of Grace's injury was immediately evident as he remained on the field for a few minutes until his leg was stabilized and was later taken away on a cart.
The junior, tied for the team lead with 40 total tackles, will need 4-6 months to recover. Here's hoping Grace will be healthy and ready to go for his senior season. Fifth-year seniors Dan Fox and Carlo Calabrese will be taking over at the two inside linebacker positions for the remainder of the season.