Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Notre Dame Unranked After First Loss Of The Season

Notre Dame Unranked After First Loss Of The Season

2 Notre Dame will attempt to win two straight games for the first time since November 2015 when it defeated Wake Forest (28-7) and Boston College (19-16), both of which finished 3-9.

The Irish are at Boston College Saturday.

Heading into the team's first road matchup with Boston College (1-1, 0-1 ACC), Kelly stressed the importance of staying focused on the task at hand, despite faltering the week prior.

On 1st-and-10 from the ND 36 yard line, senior outside linebacker Davin Bellamy caused a sack-fumble on Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush and fellow senior outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter recovered the fumble.

The two played exactly how we have come to expect them to and they were needed to win the game. "We're going to charge this opponent". The over/under total for the game is listed at 51 points. Part of that will be learning to strike more of an effective balance on that side of the ball. That means getting him more integrated into the offense amid heavy competition at his position remains a challenge.

Just like in Week 1, Fromm played a fairly good game against Notre Dame considering the circumstances surrounding the game.

But he's got to get in the game, and I made it clear to our offensive coaches that he's got to get on the field. "You have your teaching, and you go through it during the week, then it happens in the game". We've got a long season ahead of us. We've struck a far greater balance in run-pass ratio than we've ever had here, but the productivity of that has got to increase.

Over the last three seasons, Georgia has played in three games each year that started after 3:30 p.m.

Saturday's game at Boston College will kickoff at 3:30pm and will be broadcast on ESPN. "We think he'll be able to". We've got to use his talents.

While there is no taking away from what the Irish did on defense last night, their excellent performance came against a fairly average quarterback in Georgia backup Jake Fromm.

"The visit was really great", Porter said. "That's a guy (Bellamy) that's going to be playing in the National Football League".

Petrula is 6-5 and 300 pounds, while the only other center - freshman Alec Lindstrom - is just 260 pounds. Brown and senior Cam Smith in the starting lineup.

"Good poise", Georgia coach Kirby Smart said of Fromm. "I was young then, and a whole lot different as a coach".

"He had a heck of a day here today, so he's just going to get better and better". Gaining that third yard would hardly have effected Wimbush's stat line and may evade much notice later on, but it could have elongated a Notre Dame drive well into the last third of the fourth quarter. "I think it will be a springboard for him".

A stifling defensive effort and an established ground attack by the 15th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs paved the path for a 20-19 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame Saturday night in front of a crowd of 77,622 at Notre Dame Stadium. Despite those issues, Addazio knows the Irish are an offense that can give his defense - which has plenty of talent in its own right - some problems if his group doesn't play to its ability.

"What we have to do better is we have to sustain blocks and be more consistent in pass protection", Kelly said Sunday. "But when he went through them this week, he'll be better for it next week". This is a talented team we're playing right now. "I don't have any doubt that our team is ready to keep practicing hard and coming".

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