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Easiest Game: Pittsburgh Panthers
Hardest Game: Oklahoma Sooners
Notre Dame has been a very impressive defensive team this fall. The Irish are playing more inspired than they have for the past decade. This team is ready to make a run at a title.
Before they can make it into the title game, Notre Dame has to face two Top 10 teams. No. 9 Oklahoma is the most concerning matchup, and it comes in Norman in just two short weeks.
The Sooners are hitting on all cylinders offensively, finding yards through the air and on the ground. The most impressive offensive player has been Damien Williams, the Sooners running back.
Williams has 508 yards on only 66 carries this year, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. He also has six touchdown runs.
Notre Dame is playing tough defense, especially against the run. Notre Dame is the No. 25 rushing defense and No. 2 scoring defense in the country. There is no way Oklahoma puts 40 plus points on the Irish.
The bigger question will be if Notre Dame can score. The Irish are No. 76 in total offense, coming in at No. 86 in passing offense. The Irish continue to rotate quarterbacks, which has led to inconsistency. This will be a tough win for Notre Dame.
The Pitt game should be a cake walk for the Fighting Irish. Pitt is a really bad football team. They did beat Virginia Tech, but the Hokies are as lost as Texas and Auburn at this point.
Get past Oklahoma, and the Irish are national title contenders.