Jimmy Clausen is having a career day today and we’re only at half time. At the half way point of the Hawaii Bowl, Clausen has completed 18 of 21 passes for 300 yards and 3 touchdowns. He’s been down right dominant and nearly flawless in carving up the Hawaii defense. All three of Clausen’s incompletions have come on drops while he’s been more accurate than we’ve seen him in his 2 years at Notre Dame.
Clausen isn’t looking anything like the QB we saw in the second half of the season who turned the ball over more than he put it in the end zone. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Clausen and will propel him into next season with a lot of momentum.
The 300 passing yards is already a Notre Dame bowl record eclipsing Brady Quinn’s 286 yards in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. If his second half is anything like his first, I think it’s safe to say he’ll probably break another Notre Dame bowl record or two
Golden Tate had 136 of Clausen’s 300 passing yards which is also a Notre Dame record breaking Maurice Stovall’s mark of 124 in that same Fiesta Bowl.