Notre Dame dominated once again Saturday, this time against No.
11 USC. After the victory, the Fighting Irish improved to 6-1 and increased their an average margin of victory to nearly 30.
While it’s time to finally start talking about Notre Dame in the College Football Playoffs conversation, the reason
the Irish are off to such a great start is running back Josh Adams. So it might also be time to include Adams in the Heisman
Third touchdown of the night for Josh Adams pushes him to 191 yards (10+ YPC).
Adams had a huge night against the Trojans in Week 8, rushing for 191 yards on just 19 carries. He also scored 3 touchdowns,
including an 84-yard run that all but eliminated any chance of a Trojans comeback.
Adams has rushed for 100 yards in 5 of the Irish’s 7 games this season and gained more than 150 yards four times.
In every game but one, Adams has averaged more than 6.0 yards per rush each week. The lone exception came when he gained just
2.8 yards per carry against Georgia, and it’s absolutely not a coincidence that that remains Notre Dame’s only
loss of the year.
Coming into Week 8, Adams was ranked seventh nationally in both rushing yards per game (129.3) and yards per carry (9.02).
After a huge performance versus USC, those averages are only going to go increase.