Gone were the stars of last season—Manti Te'o, Zeke Motta and Tyler Eifert, among others—on Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium.
In the vacated posts left behind by graduated seniors were new faces, each getting his first taste of a starting role for the Fighting Irish.
The collective baptism was a success, with head coach Brian Kelly and Co. defeating Temple, 28-6, giving Kelly his 200th career victory. Each new starter played a role in the milestone victory, with their performances subject to the weekly grading scale.
Which of those players came away with the best marks?