NCAA Football Top 25 Preview: #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2015 record 10-3)
Pass yards per game: 256.7 (37th)
Rush yards per game: 214.8 (25th)
Points scored per game: 34.8 (33rd)
Points allowed per game: 22.4 (34th)
Notre Dame had another 10 win season but didn’t come close to meeting their ultimate goal of winning the national championship. After a 10-1 start the dream still seemed to be in reach but a loss @ Stanford killed the Irish’s hopes. They would follow that loss with another to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
C.j. Prosise now resides in Seattle and Will Fuller is in Houston so the Irish will rely heavily on Duel-threat QB DeShone Kizer who will try to build on his 3,400+ total yard season in 2015. Look for the Irish to be in the College Football Playoff mix all year.
Notable 2016 games:
Sept. 17th vs Michigan State
Oct. 15th vs Stanford
Nov. 26th @ USC