It seems like both BYU and Notre Dame are two programs that are heading in completely different directions. The Irish are undefeated and ranked in the Top Five of the latest BCS rankings, while the Cougars are 4-3 and have lost three of their last five games.
A matchup that was supposed to be a great contest on paper before the season started now looks like it will be another painless victory for the team out in South Bend. But before Irish fans go ahead and begin looking towards the big meeting against Oklahoma, the Cougars do have a few players that are capable of making things interesting this weekend.
Here are five players that Notre Dame must be aware of for the Week 8 matchup against BYU.