Notre Dame 35, No. 4 Clemson 14: Numbers that told the story

Notre Dame played far and away their best game of the 2022 season Saturday night as they destroyed No. 4 Clemson 35-14.  

The win officially makes Notre Dame bowl eligible as dates with Navy, Boston College, and USC remain before the season’s end.

Notre Dame clearly dominated on the scoreboard but how much did they really dominate this game?  

I don’t think I’m speaking out of turn when I say the final score was closer than the actual game.

Notre Dame kicked the living stink out of Clemson, something Dabo Swinney even admitted after the contest.

I know it was a night full of heavy winds and less-than-ideal passing conditions

D.J. Uiagalelei was pressured regularly and certainly never felt comfortable in the pocket for Clemson.  

His night started so poorly that he was again pulled for highly regarded freshman Cade Klubnik.

 Klubnik threw an interception on his only pass attempt of the night.

  In all Notre Dame allowed just 191 yards on 40 passing attempts.  For what it’s worth, 99 of those yards came after Notre Dame built a 28-0 lead


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