Notre Dame vs Vanderbilt : Week three of the 2018 Notre Dame football season has the Irish remaining at home to face the Vanderbilt Commodores for the first time in a generation. Get a summary of the Vanderbilt Commodores vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish football game.
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Date : Saturday, 15 September
It’s a non-conference matchup when the SEC rolls into the Golden Dome in week 3 college football action. The Vanderbilt Commodores are on the road as they travel to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Saturday afternoon. Vanderbilt remained unbeaten as they rolled to a 41-10 win over Nevada at home last Saturday. Notre Dame had their struggles but put up Ball State 24-16 at home in their contest last Saturday.
Vanderbilt improved to 2-0 as they took care of business at home against Nevada last week. The Commodores shook off a slow first quarter to take a 17-3 lead in the second quarter. After seeing the lead trimmed to 17-10 at the half, Vanderbilt outscored Nevada 24-0 in the second half to get the win. Vanderbilt forced four turnovers while committing two and controlled the margin in the contest.
Notre Dame looked listless and unmotivated at times a week after beating then-#14 Michigan at home to open the season. The Fighting Irish did enough to get by with a win but it was hardly the kind of performance one would expect against a mid-major like Ball State. Notre Dame led 24-6 after three quarters but gave up two fourth quarter scores to tighten the game up.Notre Dame’s defense forced a pair of turnovers that they converted into touchdowns.
Vanderbilt has looked good in their first two games as they’ve held the opposition to 75 yards per game and 2.5 yards per carry on the ground this season. Of course, it’s important to note that Vanderbilt started 3-0 last season before losing seven of their final nine games. Brian Kelly has to consider the fact that Wimbush isn’t exactly the best passing option the team has. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Ian Book get some playing time if Wimbush continues to struggle.
Notre Dame News gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s academic and research mission. Here we go y’all! Two weeks in and we are still sitting in the middle of nowhere. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-0 and as far as most people are concerned, it feels like 1-1 after that poor performance against Ball State.