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Saturday, October 20, 2012
It's game day at Notre Dame Stadium

By Matt Fortuna

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Greetings from Notre Dame Stadium, where quarterback play is again the subject surrounding the No. 5 Irish.

Tommy Rees will start today after Everett Golson suffered a concussion late in last week's win against Stanford. Golson is out on the field fully dressed and taking reps, but he's been getting the snaps from Mike Golic Jr. Rees has been getting the snaps from Braxston Cave while Andrew Hendrix lined up behind Matt Hegarty.

Beautiful day here, a far cry from last week's showers, and it will be interesting to see how the Irish offense fares against a BYU defense that ranks fifth nationally in overall defense, and seventh in scoring defense. The Cougars are No. 13 in sacks and in tackles for loss, too, so we'll see if the lack of mobility without Golson under center proves to be an issue.

On the other side, look for Notre Dame to have a field day defensively. BYU's offense is, to put it kindly, not very good, and the Cougars will have a lot of trouble establishing any kind of ground game against this Irish front.

Does another low-scoring slugfest await us? Probably not, though there won't exactly be tons of fireworks, either.

As always, I'll be tweeting the action throughout, so be sure to follow there. Any developments or breaking news will be here in the blog, and we will have complete postgame coverage, too.

Should be another fun one. Enjoy.