Statistically Speaking: Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh

Posted by Anthony Pilcher on November-16-2009 Add Comments

Notre Dame couldn't complete the comeback Saturday, falling 27-22 to Pitttsburgh at Heinz Field. The Irish offense sputtered for three quarters while the defense kept the score close in the early going.

For the second consecutive week, the team looked unprepared and unmotivated until the fourth quarter. This final 15 minute period showed some potential for the Irish, but head coach Charlie Weis hasn't found the motivational recipe this year or last. Other than the Hawaii Bowl, it is difficult to point to a complete game over the past 23 outings.


Notre Dame ran 67 plays for 349 yards (5.2 yards per play) and 20 first ...

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