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. – A noticeable trait of Notre Dame’s defense through its first four games is the cohesion of its players.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Notre Dame’s offense coughed the ball over five times against Syracuse, this after only committing one turnover in its first three games.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame owns 14 more wins than Purdue over the last two years, but the Irish beat Boilermakers by just a combined 10 points in 2012 and 2013.