Statistically Speaking: Notre Dame vs. Nevada

Posted by Anthony Pilcher on September-7-2009 Add Comments

The momentum from the Hawaii Bowl certainly carried over for the Irish offense. Head coach Charlie Weis couldn't have written a better script for the first game of 2009 as Notre Dame amassed better than 500 yards of offense while shutting out a Nevada squad that averaged over 37 points per game in 2008.

It was the first defensive shutout of Weis' tenure and only the third time Nevada head coach Chris Ault failed to register a score in 25 years of coaching experience.

Similar to the Hawaii game, the Irish offensive play-calling was night and day different from the 2008 regular season. Quarterback Jimmy Clausen and company rode an effective ground game and dynamic air attack to the tune of 35 points. The defense pitched in re...

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