SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jaylon Smith estimated it took him four games as a true freshman to get comfortable at the college level.
TEMPE, Ariz. — Notre Dame allowed 55 points on Saturday, a total not exactly good for its scoring defense rank. The 55-31 loss won't look good in the record books.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.
Last week, Jaylon Smith responded to a question about Joe Schmidt's impact on Notre Dame's defense with this bit of analysis:
"The defense wouldn't operate without Joe, to be honest."