The final chapter of Notre Dame's 2013 season concluded with a 29-16 victory against Rutgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, moving the Irish to a final record of 9-4.
The game itself wasn't the most beautiful piece of work, but in the end, Notre Dame walked away with the win and avoided finishing 8-5 for the third time in four seasons. Not only that, but head coach Brian Kelly and Co. were left with lessons to be learned.
So, what are the takeaways from the Irish's Pinstripe Bowl victory?
Let's have a look.