Notre Dame routs No. 4 Clemson: Instant takeaways from blowout upset

Notre Dame played what was its most impressive and complete game a week ago when they routed Syracuse in upstate New York.

 Fast forward a week and Notre Dame has its most impressive win in quite some time for the blue,

 and gold after dominating No. 4 Clemson to the tune of a 28-7 victory Saturday night.

Special teams were huge early in setting the tone and the running game was absurd.  

Put it all together and Marcus Freeman has now matched Brian Kelly’s for total victories over top-five opponents while at Notre Dame.

It’s only been nine games but it feels like a lifetime ago that we sat through Notre Dame being “Fair Catch University”.  

The special teams were anything but special and the best compliment you could give them for years were that they didn’t mess things up.

Times have changed and it’s the biggest example of coaching mattering that you could ever dream of.  

Brian Mason is a legit star of a special teams coach and his unit takes on his personality.  

The entire tone of the game was set with Jordan Botelho’s blocked punt and Prince Kollie’s scoop-and-score.  

Isaiah Foskey was inches from having another blocked punt shortly after.


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