It hasn't been easy for Notre Dame at home this season. The Fighting Irish have flirted with disaster in all five of their games at Notre Dame Stadium this season, but have somehow survived to get to 9-0 on the season despite the five wins in South Bend coming by a combined 23 points.
Never were the Irish seemingly more out of it than on Saturday against Pittsburgh, as Notre Dame needed a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and a missed 33-yard field goal by Panthers kicker Kevin Harper in the second overtime to survive.
When it requires triple overtime to defeat a 4-4 team at home, clearly not all 22 starters played their best. Which ones rose to the challenge and which ones would care to forget most of Saturday's game? Let's find out as we hand out grades for each Fighting Irish starter.