Notre Dame is back was a popular hot take after the Fighting Irish dismantled the USC Trojans on Saturday night. But Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd strongly disagreed with that hot take.
Cowherd argued on his Fox Sports 1 show Monday that Notre Dame didn’t prove they belong in the Top 10 in its victory against USC.
“Ohio State would beat Notre Dame. Alabama would crush them. Penn State would beat them. Wisconsin would beat them. Clemson would beat them.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 23, 2017
Cowherd’s main argument for why the Irish would lose to all of those teams was because Notre Dame is too one-dimensional. Cowherd argued the Fighting Irish run the ball very well behind their senior offensive line, but against a top-rated team that could stop the run, such as Georgia, Notre Dame will struggle.
While that was the case back in Week 2 versus the Bulldogs, there’s flaws in Cowherd’s argument. Lots of teams would lose to the ones he reeled off in his rant – if the Irish would lose too, that doesn’t necessarily mean Notre Dame isn’t a Top 10 team.
And although the Fighting Irish have proven to be a bit one-dimensional this season, stopping their rushing attack is easier said than done. It took the No. 4 ranked Georgia run defense to slow down Notre Dame’s run game, and still the Bulldogs only won by a point.
The Irish will receive another chance to prove they belong in the Top 10 against No. 14 N.C. State this Saturday.
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