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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Notre Dame Heisman Watch: Week 11

By Matt Fortuna

New York, New York ...

Manti Te'o, LB: Here's a fun stat: No cornerback in the country has more interceptions than Te'o's five. (TCU's Jason Verrett and Duke's Ross Cockrell also have five.) The senior linebacker had a so-so performance Saturday by his lofty standards, but he turned it up in the second half, helping the Irish defense limit Pitt to 21 yards on 23 plays in the fourth quarter and three overtimes. Te'o finished with seven tackles, 0.5 sack, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup. For the season, he's at 87 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, four hurries, two fumble recoveries and those five picks.