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Notre Dame Football: The Boston College Hangover Goes Punting With Tyler Newsome

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The hangover came up short, so we are going to play it safe.

NCAA Football: Nevada at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish got another game better on Saturday when they beat the Boston College Eagles, 49-20. The final score of the game was probably more along the lines of what Irish fans were wanting and expecting, but it was a pretty weird path that they took to get there.

One of the more overlooked stats, was that Tyler Newsome is a freaking animal. Newsome punted 7 times for a 46.1 yard average.

The Hangover

It’s been a long time, so maybe some of you may have forgot, but PUNTING GOOD PUNTING IS WINNING. Well, it’s winning if you are following the old formula of:

  • Run the damn ball.
  • Play solid defense.
  • Punt as needed.
  • Run the damn ball again.

Notre Dame has a slight passing problem right now, so concentrating on a little old school football is probably the smart thing to do (just don’t get fancy).

Of course, if you don’t have a good punter, this strategy is a lot tougher to pull off. Tyler Newsome right now, is a really good punter.

With all the data in from this past weekend’s games, Newsome ranks #7 in the country with 47.3 yards per punt (and he has more punts than anyone else in the top 10 - probably not the best stat). He’s flipping the field, and that’s freaking AWESOME!

While many of you are either fist-pumping about the 515 yards rushing, or putting holes in your momma’s drywall over the anemic passing game, take a moment to appreciate Tyler Newsome and what he’s doing to help this team win. It’s not the sexiest thing in the world, but it definitely is needed on this team.

PUNT!