Monday, November 12, 2012
Weekend rewind: Notre Dame at BC
By Matt Fortuna
Here's one final look back at how Notre Dame got to 10-0.
The good: No. 1 Alabama lost, No. 4 Notre Dame won, and now if the Irish win out, they likely need just one more team in front of them to lose in order to reach the national title game. Considering the Tide were ranked first, it's safe to say the biggest domino has already fallen Notre Dame's way in this BCS beauty contest.
The bad: Two fumbles kept this game from getting out of hand and, consequently, hurt whatever chance Notre Dame had getting style points.
The ugly: DaVaris Daniels (broken left clavicle) is lost for the regular season after a nasty fall on a deep ball in the third quarter. He went to the locker room shortly after the play and was in a sling after the game. Louis Nix and BC's Bobby Vardaro getting ejected in the closing minutes was not a pretty sight, either.
How about that? Manti Te'o recorded his sixth interception of the season, which gives him the school record for a linebacker. His six picks are more than any cornerback in the country, too.
Next up: Notre Dame readies for Senior Day, which brings to town a Wake Forest team that is seeking one more win to become bowl eligible. The Demon Deacons gave the Irish all they could handle last season in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Notre Dame escaping with a 24-17 win. The Deacs are coming off a 37-6 loss at NC State.