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Things We Learned: Notre Dame’s defense remains elite, a luxury the offense needs

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By leading the way in a 12-7 grind against Louisville, Notre Dame's defense showed how the Irish remain a contender despite offensive misgivings. [more]

Onside technicality saves Notre Dame in 12-7 win against Louisville

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A line in the fine print of the rule book sparked No. 4 Notre Dame's 12-7 win against Louisville, a slog of a game in every respect. [more]

Things To Learn: Notre Dame seeks offensive, defensive consistency on conflicting timelines

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Notre Dame's passing game showed up against Florida State, somewhat unexpectedly so. If the Irish prove that can happen consistently against Louisville, their 2020 outlook may change dramatically. [more]

Leftovers & Links: Unexpected veterans key Notre Dame’s adaptability

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Notre Dame needed to lean on unexpected veterans in unusual positions to work through the on-field effects of its coronavirus outbreak, but their experience proved plenty. [more]

Things We Learned: Notre Dame kept outbreak’s effects to a pause, not a setback

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A three-week layoff may have worried Notre Dame, but the Irish set aside all excuses and made do with what they had to remain unbeaten. [more]