A solid second half helped No. 9 Notre Dame to a 35-17 win over Louisville on Monday night to finish up the main entire seven day stretch of the 2019 school football season.
The Irish effectively walked down the field on the primary drive of the game to take a snappy 7-0 lead and cause it to appear that Louisville would get its entryways passed over again like had happened so often in 2018. Be that as it may, the Cardinals demonstrated some battle in Scott Satterfield’s first game as the group’s lead trainer.
Louisville got the game tied at 14-14 in the second quarter before Notre Dame took a 21-14 halftime lead and afterward traveled in the subsequent half.
There are a couple of very early inquiries regarding the Irish in the event that you believe them to be a College Football Playoff contender once more. In particular, the group’s hurrying resistance.
The Cardinals found the middle value of over 5.5 yards a convey and cut Notre Dame, particularly in the principal half. Keep in mind, Notre Dame has Georgia, a standout amongst other surging groups in the nation, on the calendar in Week 3.
QB Ian Book wasn’t too fresh either. Be that as it may, he was sufficient to make the score of Monday night’s down look agreeable.
Book was 14-of-23 going for 193 yards and a touchdown and furthermore scrambled for 81 yards. His best toss of the night went ahead the game-securing score when he discovered TE Tommy Tremble cutting through the center of Louisville’s guard for a 26-yard get and a 28-17 lead in the second from last quarter.
The Irish entered 2019 expecting to supplant RB Dexter Williams and he wasn’t missed on Monday. Notre Dame scored four surging touchdowns and RB Tony Jones, the person who began behind Williams last season, arrived at the midpoint of more than seven yards a convey and completed with 15 conveys for 110 yards.
Louisville ought to be improved
Louisville looked much better than the 2-10 catastrophe it was in 2018 under Bobby Petrino. A bowl game might be impossible in Scott Satterfield’s first season with the Cardinals yet most would agree that Louisville ought to have a considerably more focused 2019 regardless of whether plainly the Cardinals are as yet a work in advancement. The protection has a great deal of work to do and Jawon Pass battled tossing the football.
There was additionally basically some broad messiness. There was a three-play extend in the second quarter with the game tied at 14-14 that included three mishandles. Two of them were by the Cardinals and the subsequent one, an awful shotgun snap, prompted the approval touchdown for the Fighting Irish.
The Cardinals lost three mishandles by and large and furthermore recouped two of their own.
Be that as it may, with Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky coming up, Louisville gets an opportunity to get those slip-ups fixed before eight straight ACC games.
Scratch Bromberg is an essayist for Yahoo Sports.
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