Notre Dame has a tough matchup this weekend when it takes on the undefeated North Carolina Tar Heels. The offense is going to have to get on track in this battle.
Notre Dame’s offense and the North Carolina’s defense is a battle of two struggling units. Both rank near the bottom of the national rankings in rushing, passing and scoring.
Notre Dame has really struggled to run the ball all season and North Carolina has been shredded on the ground the last two games. It’s a true matchup of bad on bad. Notre Dame will ride RB’s Chris Tyree and Audric Estime to tote the rock and build on the success that they had last week against California.
Notre Dame’s passing game was efficient in the second half against California, but the Irish did not attempt a single pass beyond 20 yards and completed just one that traveled more than 10 yards past the line. The Irish have to open it up and connect on deep passes. They need to hit on some splash plays. It has proven to difficult, because the Irish wideouts have struggled to get open with any consistency and drops have been an issue.
Notre Dame is going to have to score points this weekend, because North Carolina’s offense can be explosive and can put up points.
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