So Notre Dame has come into the season with a vengeance. The Irish have a tough defense led by Manti Te'o and an unblemished record at 9-0. And they've proven themselves against the likes of teams like Stanford and Oklahoma and are still in the running for the BCS National Championship.
But their performance against the Pittsburgh Panthers in Week 9 suggests otherwise. In fact, it suggests that this Fighting Irish team isn't worthy of the national championship. Notre Dame barely got away with a win in triple overtime.
This game shows us several reasons why this team isn't national championship-worthy.