Notre Dame quietly 7-3
- Published: Tuesday, 15 November 2011 08:59
- by Doug Samuels
As we noted earlier in the year, the Irish have been able to get the job done on the ground this season.
We saw a tweet this morning saying that the Irish's 23 rushing touchdowns are 1 shy of their combined rushing total for the previous two seasons.
Running backs Cierre Wood and Jonas Gray have combined for 1,637 yards through ten games, and it's possible for the Irish to to end the season with two 1,000 yard rushers (Wood currently has 907 and Wood has 730). Clearly offensive line coach / running game coordinator Ed Warinner and running backs coach Tim Hinton have found what works for the Irish.
The ground attack is clearly working; but the passing game isn't struggling either (ND has 19 passing touchdowns, compared to 23 via the ground game).
The Irish got off to a tough 0-2 start but have quietly pulled it back together have won 7 of 8 games since, and finish their season with games against Boston College and at Stanford.