Notre Dame went on the road Saturday and made just its second trek to Syracuse’s JMA Wireless Dome in program history
and entered as a slight underdog. Things began going the way of the Irish immediately
as Brandon Joseph returned an interception for a touchdown on the first play of the game.
Of course, it wasn’t as simple as that as Syracuse marched right down the field to tie things up
and despite owning the box score most of the afternoon, Notre Dame took its sweet time in putting the Orange away for good.
It was a big step in the right direction for a Notre Dame squad that has been frustrating
and inconsistent much of the year. Here are five instant takeaways from the 41-24 victory.
Have you ever played Madden and just ran HB Dive out of different formations for 6-8 yards seemingly every carry?
That’s what it felt like Notre Dame was doing at times Saturday as they totaled a hair shy of 250 rushing yards
on the day while pounding the ball 56 times. It might not be flashy or sexy by modern college football
offensive guidelines but it was impactful and in fact, should have been done even more.