We're halfway through the 2012 season, and Notre Dame has the same number of losses as it did to start the season: Zero. There have been blowouts (Navy, Miami), defensive dominations (Michigan State, Michigan) and escapes (Purdue, Stanford), causing Irish fans an entire season's worth of emotions over the first six weeks.
Notre Dame heads into the second half of the season with all of its goals still on the table. A BCS bowl seems likely. A BCS Championship Game berth? Not so much, but it's becoming more and more realistic with each passing Saturday.
Let's look back at the Fighting Irish's unforgettable first half and hand out some proverbial hardware to the best players, performances and moments thus far in the 2012 season.