The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-0. That is something I could read all day long. This win was pretty uneventful as the Navy Midshipmen did not put up much of a fight. It was a good game to get your rhythm back after a bye week. Now comes a four week stretch with only one home game and some tough road tests. On to the player performances.
Now that he is back in full swing, Dexter Williams is without a doubt the best offensive weapon Notre Dame has on the team. You never know what can happen when he gets the ball in his hands. Dexter Williams finished the game with 169 total yards and 3 touchdowns with a 6.2 yards per carry average. Not a bad deal when you get an average of 6 yards on a play. A healthy and focused Dexter Williams is force to be reckoned with.
Another running back. Jafar Armstrong came back from a knee injury that caused him to miss 3 games. We all know that running back is the most delicate position in football. Jafar Armstrong is turning into a problem on offense. A two headed monster in the backfield is a real thing with Notre Dame. The defense never gets a break with Dexter Williams or Jafar Armstrong always on the field. We should all feel more comfortable going forward after seeing Jafar Armstrong return to game action.
The guy was a tackling machine. There was a point during that game that I seriously thought was making every tackle. I saw #4 making plays all the time. Coney finished with 14 tackles, 8 being solo. I feel like Coney has gotten over looked a little bit this year just because we have come to expect his great play. Don’t worry Te’von Coney, I have not forgot about you.
So Notre Dame is still undefeated and now a trip to Evanston to play Northwestern is next. This should almost be a home game for Notre Dame with the game being played close to Chicago. But this won’t be like playing Navy. Northwestern has gotten better throughout the year and is on their way to winning their division in the Big 10. It will be Northwestern’s Superbowl. The Irish will have to build on this performance to improve to 9-0.