SOUTH BEND, Ind. - It's easy to forget Notre Dame was one play away from being legitimate, if not early, contenders for the College Football Playoff.
By Brent Sobleski
Notre Dame's loss at Florida State looks like the high point of 2014.
Heading into the season, questions surrounded Notre Dame’s defense.
If Notre Dame is able to knock off No. 9 Arizona State, it'll earn a marquee win and put itself right in the thick of the College Football Playoff hunt.