Notre Dame Football: Why Jonas Gray Should Start over Cierre Wood

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Notre Dame Football: Why Jonas Gray Should Start over Cierre Wood
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As the Notre Dame Fighting Irish enter the home stretch, Jonas Gray is challenging Cierre Wood for the lead role in Brian Kelly’s backfield.

Notre Dame's win over Navy marked the first game in which Jonas Gray received more carries than Cierre Wood. The Irish won 56-14.

Coincidence?

Yeah.

It’d be silly to assume a causal relationship between a Notre Dame win and Gray receiving one more carry than Wood, but that doesn’t mean that the Gray-over-Wood argument doesn’t have merit.

Let’s delve into some more meaningful stats and take a look at which back fares better in a number of situations.

 

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