Notre Dame is staring at a 9-0 record with a BCS bowl berth well within reach. The wins have piled on this year with a strong defense and a little luck leading the way. The luck of the Irish has been coming in heavy doses lately, with a little extra coming this Saturday against Pitt.
Every undefeated team can look back and point to a fumble or punt that landed the right way, but few teams have witnessed the number of lucky charms that Notre Dame has this season.
When the season finishes and Notre Dame is standing undefeated, it won’t really matter how the Irish got there. After Saturday’s ugly overtime win, it is impossible not to mention the gold-plated path.
Looking back at the turning points for the Irish, here are the five reasons why the Irish are the luckiest team in the country.