Notre Dame survived another Saturday to be undefeated heading into next weeks showdown with #1 Florida State. The Irish beat North Carolina 50-43 in yet another game full of turnovers, poor offensive line play, and mental mistakes.
And yet the Irish scored fifty points.
Tarean Folston had a huge day for Notre Dame with 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns to go along with his 71 yards receiving and another touchdown. Will Fuller was another star as he racked up 7 receptions for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Those are great stats for the two Irish stars. Another player had just as good of a day, and that was Everett Golson. Golson threw for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns and added another 71 yards on the ground- BUT WAIT A MOMENT… Golson also had another turnover plagued game. Golson threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown and he had at least 3 almost INT’s that were poorly thrown. Everett also put the ball on the ground twice and all in all, North Carolina racked up 21 points off of Notre Dame turnovers.
The defense certainly had a bit of a rough day as they gave up a lot of points- almost the entire amount of what they had given up for the entire season heading into this game. Not only did they have sudden turn arounds thanks to the offensive blunders, they had a hard time adjusting to the pace of North Carolina’s offense (foreshadowing Arizona State).
In spite of it all, the Irish came out of this trap game with a victory that puts them at 6-0, ranked in the top 5, and heading down to Tallahassee to take on the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles. In a season that is seeing a tremendous amount of parody and upsets, Notre Dame just keeps taking care of business and surviving to make a playoff spot.