College Football

#4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2)


Sat. 12/5 Sat. 12/19 Fri. 1/1
vs. Syr
W 45-21
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vs. Clem
L 10-34
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@ Ala
L 14-31
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Freeman seeking more disruption from Notre Dame defense

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame is counting on its new defensive coordinator to groom a hungry unit in hopes of another trip to the College Football Playoff and the school's first national championship since 1988.

"We want to be aggressive in what we do," said 35-year-old Marcus Freeman, who left Cincinnati and replaces now-Vanderbilt head coach Clark Lea running the Fighting Irish defense. "Sometimes it's not going to be perfect, but if you continue to play with great effort and attitude, (if) you're disruptive, good things will happen."

After 11 spring practices, Freeman's defenders have been just that and the differences are clear.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: I. Book2830
Passing TDs: I. Book15
Rushing Yards: K. Williams1125
Rushing TDs: K. Williams13
Receiving Yards: J. McKinley717
Receiving TDs: B. Skowronek5
Interceptions: B. Bauer1
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at Navy Cancelled
9/12 vs. Duke W 27 - 13
9/19 vs. South Florida W 52 - 0
10/10 vs. Florida State W 42 - 26
10/17 vs. Louisville W 12 - 7
10/24 at Pittsburgh W 45 - 3
10/31 at Georgia Tech W 31 - 13
11/7 vs. 1 Clemson W 47 - 40
11/14 at Boston College W 45 - 31
11/27 at 19 North Carolina W 31 - 17
12/5 vs. Syracuse W 45 - 21
12/19 vs. 3 Clemson L 10 - 34
1/1 at 1 Alabama L 14 - 31
Atlantic Coast
  Conference Overall
4 Notre Dame 9-0 10-2
2 Clemson 8-1 10-2
18 Miami (FL) 7-2 8-3
13 North Carolina 7-3 8-4
23 North Carolina State 7-3 8-4
Boston College 5-5 6-5
Pittsburgh 5-5 6-5
Virginia Tech 5-5 5-6
Virginia 4-5 5-5
Wake Forest 3-4 4-5
Georgia Tech 3-6 3-7
Louisville 3-7 4-7
Florida State 2-6 3-6
Duke 1-9 2-9
Syracuse 1-9 1-10
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5382 (12)
Passing Yards: 2849 (22)
Rushing Yards: 2533 (10)
Points per game: 33.4 (30)
Yards per game: 448.5 (27)
Touchdowns: 48 (16)
Field Goals: 15 (18)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4127 (90)
Passing Yards: 2767 (110)
Rushing Yards: 1360 (61)
Points per game: 19.7 (14)
Yards per game: 343.9 (25)
Touchdowns: 26 (55)
Field Goals: 16 (121)
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