How Notre Dame Sizes Up Statistically as a National Title Contender

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How Notre Dame Sizes Up Statistically as a National Title Contender
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SOUTH BEND — It is probably more pragmatic than ironic that on a weekend of cartoonish offensive production, the Notre Dame defense rested. And so did the rest of the Irish football team. Notre Dame’s bye weekend (Sept. 29) happened to coincide with the second-highest scoring Saturday since 1937, a weekend — as SI.com’s Stewart Mandell pointed out — in which 44 percent of the FBS games played had at least one of its teams score 42 or more points.

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