The last time Notre Dame was a double digit underdog on the road to a lower ranked team before last Saturday, they went into their opponent’s house and took care of business leaving no doubt who the better team was to improve to 8-0 on the season only to travel back to South Bend the following weekend and fall victim to a classic letdown situation by losing to a hapless Boston College team.
A week after beating Oklahoma 30-13 in their own house, the Irish again travel back home to face a Pitt team that while improved, should not offer much in terms of resistance if the Irish play to their potential.
In other words, let’s all hope Brian Kelly has the lads better prepared than Ty did in 2002 and they avoid another letdown and continue their mach towards perfection this season. So, without further ado, I give you this week’s Wake Up the Echoes…
We’ll start off with Notre Dame’s official primer for the Pitt game.
Here’s Jones Gray ripping off a 79 yarder last year against PItt. I would post the full highlights but that was seriously one of the most painful wins I can remember watching in a while.
Big running days are nothing normal for Notre Dame running backs against PItt though, just ask Julius Jones.
Or Allen Pinkett
Notre Dame faced Pitt during Dan Devine’s third season as well as the Irish marched towards a title that year… just saying.
By the way, in case you forgot, the Irish beat the Sooners 30-13 last weekend.
And here are some highlights from this season so far in case you forgot the Irish are 8-0.
Speaking of the Irish, here they come.
And just for fun… remember, everyone needs to keep their composure following the big win… nobody FREAK OUT. We’ve come too far!
GO IRISH. BEAT PANTHERS!