FORT WAYNE – Notre Dame’s brutal schedule appears easier to handle than when the season started. That’s what a 4-0 start will do to a slate that had five teams in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 on it. Even if the No. 10 Irish still have three games remaining against Top 25 opponents. But after dispatching then-No. 18 Michigan 13-6 on Sept. 22 at home a week after upsetting then-No. 10 Michigan State, the Irish believe big things are in store for the rest of the season.
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