The Program: Can BYU Find a Way to Win Against Notre Dame?

Michael Felder@InTheBleachersNational CFB Lead WriterOctober 16, 2012

The Notre Dame game ended with controversy, and after Adam Kramer and Michael Felder hash that out, we turn the page to the BYU contest. Riley Nelson will be at the helm, coming off a week that saw him throw three interceptions against Oregon State. With no Taysom Hill, Bronco Mendenhall does not have much in the way of quarterback options and that means the mercurial Nelson will be captaining the ship in South Bend.

Speaking of quarterbacks, Notre Dame has its own issues as Everett Golson reportedly suffered a concussion against Stanford. Brian Kelly is expecting him to be cleared quickly, but where brain health is concerned, being safe is better than risking second-impact syndrome. Which means we will likely see some, if not a lot, of Tommy Rees for Notre Dame.

While the quarterback positions leave plenty to be desired, we will be watching two sound front sevens going at it in this ball game. For BYU, its secondary will be susceptible to Tyler Eifert, if the Irish can get him the ball. On the flip side, we'll see if the Irish can capitalize on the Ryler Nelson turnover train in their back end.

This edition of the The Program takes you through the BYU-Notre Dame matchup, as these two independents square off in South Bend.