Saturday, November 10, 2012
Notre Dame Too Much For Boston College
The final score was 21-6, but it wasn't close. Anybody watching this game could plainly see that the players for Boston College just couldn't compete. The Fighting Irish once again surrendered less than 10 points and no touchdown. It is the fourth time this season they did that. Manti Te'o once again led the way in his bid for the Heisman. He had five tackles and an interception.
Everett Golson and offense moved the ball at will. BC couldn't stop them, it took two Notre Dame fumbles. If not for that, the score would have more more lopsided. Golson has continued to get better every week. In Boston, he threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 39 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Golson was complimented by seniors Theo Riddick and Tyler Eifert. Riddick had another solid running game with 104 yards. Eifert showed the nation why NFL scouts love him with six catches for 67 yards.
The thing that was impressive about the offense was the way the Irish could take up a good chunk of the quarter on one drive. They had four drives that were at least six minutes and one in the second quarter that took almost nine minutes.
It was a game that wasn't much in terms of excitement. It was not a back and forth game. Notre Dame seized control early. The scoreboard doesn't reflect just how one sided this game was.
The two fumbles are an area of concern and must get cleaned up. They can't do that against the tougher teams. Having said that, the Fighting Irish are 10-0 and very much alive for BCS and National Title consideration.