In which I repeat myself

Yeah, I know I posted something about Notre Dame’s running game the other day, but I can’t lay off sharing this kind of information.

Notre Dame in back-to-back weeks went from its worst rushing performance in three seasons to its best in almost five decades.

The Irish’s 515 yards on 51 carries in a 49-20 win at Boston College on Saturday were the most since they amassed 597 yards against Navy in 1969. Their 10.1 yards per attempt broke the modern school record of 10.0 against Great Lakes in 1942.

This happened after they netted 55 yards on 37 carries in a loss to Georgia, their fewest since they managed 41 on 38 attempts in a loss to Arizona State in 2014…

The 515 rushing yards tied for second-most allowed by Boston College. Army ran for 516 against the Eagles in 2012 and for 515 in 1985.

Face it, guys.  Georgia’s defense played its ass off against the run in South Bend.

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18 responses to “In which I repeat myself

  1. Greg

    The depth along the DL has really helped…as well as the second level.

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  2. Derek

    Depth up the gut, OLB’s playing they’re ass off, speed and sure tackling at the next level if anyone gets by the front will do that for you.

    Need to do likewise Saturday night.

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    • dawgtired

      It’s hard resisting to guzzle the Kool-Aid at this point but I want to see what we do against a QB that can run AND throw well.
      I really like the cross stunt we used often against ND. It seems to work better on running QBs than overloading one side. It gives the impression the middle is about to open up, only to have it filled with a nasty LB or safety.

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      • Derek

        Fortunately there are few of those and no one does well vs. them. I think CKS gave up around 1200 yards over two games to one of those guys.

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  3. Will Trane

    MSU is certainly not ND, by a long shot.
    This is the first real test for Dawgs, and it is a SEC game. Against a very physical team on both sides of the ball. Dawgs defense has not seen a QB like this. They will have their hands full stopping this offense.
    Can Chaney keep pace with Mullen. Because Mullen was way ahead of LSU’s defense…by miles.[hey Les]. Run that I against these dudes and you will go three and out all day! Where is Chubb’s ability to get to the outside. Dawgs have the smallest O line in SEC. Can the oline blocking scheme handles Grantham’s load the box.
    Fromm will get heavy pressure. Plus his ball’s do not have enough zip on them. Eason’s does. And they may not mean much considering we have nobody who can catch the ball other than Godwin. MSU will not double cover him anyway.
    Can Dawgs center handle their nose tackle. Not a chance.
    At some point this team has to grow up mentally and physically. They are not there yet. You have to question their maturity about SEC play.
    When will Chaney / Pittman put the TE’s into play? And when will Tucker get his secondary into interceptions.
    Dawgs defense is not there yet in take aways.
    Games 1 thru three are over. Time to move on now to the SEC!

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    • Dog in Fla

      We need good weather in the system around Dan’s head, we need to Wimbush their QB and get ready for Big Head Todd & the Monsters

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    • Uglydawg

      God grief, Will!.. Maybe we should just forfeit?

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    • dawgtired

      “Where is Chubb’s ability to get to the outside”
      Did you watch the game against Samford?

      “Fromm will get heavy pressure. Plus his ball’s do not have enough zip on them. ”
      Did you watch the game against Samford?

      “And they may not mean much considering we have nobody who can catch the ball other than Godwin.”
      Did you watch the game against Samford?

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  4. South FL Dawg

    I hope Miss State comes in thinking they can run.

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  5. Vidaliaway

    I am still a little hesitant about getting on board with this year’s team. They, however, have looked really solid so far………then I remember Ole Miss last year.

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    • Dylan Dreyer's Booty

      If you were on board with last year’s team after Nichols State and Missouri, well, that’s your problem right there. I know there are no guarantees, and somewhere, somehow, we might lose a game this year, and it might be against MSU, but this is a good team. More talent than last year, and the talent we had last year got some experience to improve on.

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      • Got Cowdog

        I’m with Booty. Right now the two toughest outs on the schedule are MSU and the barn, both in the west. Even if we drop those two, there is no reason at this time not to hand UF, UT, SCe, Vandy, and the rest of their ilk their collective asses to get in the dome with Bama. I expected 9-3. I’m now thinking 10-2 winning the east. BUT:

        Wimbush has a similar skill set to Nicky Fitz. CKS is familiar with Mullens. My puckermeter is down to 90%.

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        • Derek

          UF will be UF because it’s always UF. “On paper” don’t mean nothing in that series. They find a way and we find a way, just in entirely different directions.

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          • Got Cowdog

            You have a point, and UF will likely get some fresh players off suspension around that time. I just don’t get that “Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory” vibe from this team. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

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            • Irwin R. Fletcher

              I’ve said this at least 20 times…we have NEVER swept the East since division play began. I used to think there was no way a team in the East could lose to us but still sweep their West games, but UF is looking pretty good with LSU and TAMU on the plate.

              There is a chance that MSU is the best team on our schedule. We’ll probably find out the next two weeks when they play us and the Barn back-to-back.

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  6. 86BONE

    SPEED KILLS
    Junkyard Dawg Defense is back….

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  7. Check out that defensive percentile performance against Notre Dame!

    For reference – Georgia didn’t have a single defensive percentile performance that high in 2016. Man, oh man, that defense was lights out in South Bend.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      Just awesome…haven’t felt that way about our defense since the early 00s. Depth at D-Line…LBs with NFL talent…and a secondary that is long and can hit.

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