SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame came awfully close to inserting Malik Zaire into its biggest game in years last weekend.
As Notre Dame enters its second bye week in the 2014 season, let's take a look at how each position has fared so far:
1. Score early. The best way to quash Purdue's upset bid is with a few quick touchdowns and put a team that won one game a year ago into an early hole.
Malik Zaire's Notre Dame debut came in about the most ideal situation possible. And it went about as well as anyone could've expected.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On Saturday, Notre Dame finally saw just how good its offense can be with Everett Golson at the helm.