Cowan, seed 6, Irish dominate Yellow Vests in 55-0 . win
South Bend, Indiana. – On a day when No.6 seed Notre Dame made a minor mistake in eliminating a beleaguered Georgia Tech 55-0 on Saturday, coach Brian Kelly provided ground for his team’s post-season aspirations in the college football game.
“It’s a growing team that keeps doing the little things the right way,” Kelly said.
Jack Kwan threw 285 yards and two touchdowns in just over half, and Fighting Irish (CFP #8) saw two defensive tackles for the second time this season in winning their sixth straight game since a 24-13 home loss to #3 Cincinnati Oct.
Coan, a transfer from Wisconsin, completed 15 of 20 passes. He had first-half touchdowns of 52 yards to Michael Mayer and 20 yards to Logan Diggs as the Irish took 45-0 in the first half. Kwan was knocked out after one series in the third quarter and was replaced by real freshman Tyler Buchner, who blasted off 68 yards on his first play.
With Coan directing the attack, and the Irish defense chasing Georgia Tech midfielder Jordan Yates throughout the afternoon, Notre Dame improved to 10-1, reaching a 10-win level for a fifth consecutive season with coach Jeff Collins outpacing the Yellow Vests (3-8). ) by a margin of 514-224 yards.
“It’s a really good football team,” Collins said. “We were outdone by the coach, we were outdone in play and over fitness throughout the game.”
The first close at Notre Dame for first-year defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman and the first by the Irish since the 52-0 acquittal of South Florida on September 19 last season when the Irish arrived at College Football Playoff for the second time in three seasons. The Irish have now gone three games without a relegation allowed.
“We were dominating the games,” Kelly said. “The midfielder is efficient and pushes the ball down the field, we have one of the best tight ends in college football and an improved running game. This is a really good football team.”
Linebacker Jack Kiser earned a 43-yard interception to come back for the touchdown to give the Irish a 10-0 lead after their first two field goals by Jonathan Durer. The Irishman then added a 9-yard touchdown by Keren Williams, his first of two touchdowns, and Kwan passed TD to Mayer for a 24-0 lead after the first quarter. Logan Diggs was a running back pilot twice in the second quarter, and second in a reception from Cowan, as Notre Dame opened a 45-0 lead in the first half.
Jrad defensive end Myron Tagoviloa-Amosa brought back Yates’ confusion caused by Isaiah Fosky’s 70-yard defensive end in the third quarter as the Irish led 55-0 after three quarters. Notre Dame had an interception wearer for a touchdown in a 41-13 victory over Wisconsin earlier this season.
Yates threw for 96 yards in 14 of 28 lanes where Foskey and company had six bags and nine center accelerations and forced two fumbles.
Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets couldn’t get out of their own way in the first half, with a total of just 117 yards as Notre Dame harassed Yates and new limited chaser Jahmyr Gibbs, who finished second nationally in all yards at 168 coming the game , to 40 yards only in the first half. He finished with 58 yards and a 122 yard multi-purpose.
“It’s obviously a sore team out there,” Collins said. “That’s not the kind of football we’ve been playing in the last two weeks. We have to be better, and that starts with me. We have to find a way. We have the first team in the country (Georgia) coming into town on Saturday.” next”.
Notre Dame: The Irish couldn’t have played much better than they did in the first half, netting all six of their offensive possessions and adding a 43-yard interception by Kiser, who had one of two interceptions to come back for touchdowns against Wisconsin. However, Kesser left the match in the second quarter with an ankle injury that Kelly didn’t think was serious.
The first-half 45 points was the most for the Irish since they scored 45 against Miami (Ohio) in a 52-17 victory in 2017. The Irish defensive line had seven of its first-half sprints.
“Defence loves to shoot,” Foske said after the third game in a row for Notre Dame without touching the ground. The Navy had two field goals and one Virginia in previous games. “After the last two weeks, it’s been great to see zero on the board.”
Celebrating with Meron
Defensive end Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa was one of several players to miss a 28-3 win at Virginia Stadium due to a flu outbreak on the University of Notre Dame campus. But he wouldn’t have missed the last game at home in Notre Dame, and he came off in style with his choppy 70-yard comeback for touchdowns in the third quarter.
“The entire defensive line jumped out of their seats immediately,” defensive tackle Howard Cross 3 said. “He is a great role model.”
Mayer was one of 11 players to give a reception. Three receivers for 86 yards and one touchdown give him 55 catches for 663 yards and five touchdowns. The Irish finished with 514 yards in a total attack, 302 yards in the air and 212 on the ground as Buchner led the way with 67 rushing yards, freshman running back Audric Estime had 61 yards and Williams finished 56 yards on the ground and added 31 yards. and another 33 yards when the boat returns.
“I think we definitely found our identity,” said the 6-foot-4, 251-pound student. “Kwan was throwing the ball great. Kirin was running the ball great….Our offense really combines.”
Depending on the outcome of subsequent games, Notre Dame will likely have boosted its No.6 AP rankings and will likely advance its spot Tuesday in the College Football rankings with Ohio’s 56-7 win over Michigan State’s No. 7.
Georgia Tech: Host No. 1 Georgia on Saturday.
Notre Dame: At Stanford on Saturday.
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