SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Matt Hegarty appeared destined for a starting role on Notre Dame's offensive line heading into Aug. 30's season opener against Rice.
Thanks to LSU dealing Ole Miss its first loss of the season, Notre Dame moved up a spot to No. 7 in latest the Amway coaches poll and to No. 6 in the AP poll released Sunday.
Wondering what to do on a Saturday without Notre Dame football? Here's a rundown of the games Irish fans should keep an eye on during the second bye week:
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Two years ago, Notre Dame players knew they could win any close game. Purdue, Michigan, Stanford, BYU, Pitt, USC — all those games were decided by fewer than 10 points.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Through four games, Notre Dame hasn't really been tested this season.