Coach Freeman reflects on a nail bitter against Navy after dominating Clemson

SOUTH BEND, Ind—The Irish prepare for their last home game of the season after moving to 18th in the AP top 25.

“There was a difference in defenses, obviously, with what Clemson did and what navy.

We weren't able to really establish a passing game in the second half, said Head Coach Marcus Freeman.

Of Notre Dame’s 35 total points, 35 were scored in the first half.

“We found a way to get it done. And that's what matters. And it's the tale of two halves,” said Freeman.

Quarterback Drew Pyne threw four touchdowns to four different receivers in the first half.

Chris Tyree, Audric Estime, Jayden Thomas, and Braden Lenzy, who probably had the best catch of the year.

“One of the most impressive catches I’ve seen,” Freeman added.

Now the team must prepare for their final home game of the season against Boston College.

“Boston college's offense is going to be a huge challenge for us to match up with so we're gonna have to have some different plans change ups coverage wise,” Freeman mentioned.

The Irish will recognize the seniors before the game and for Freeman, another box to check off in a season that got off to a rough start, but somehow changed the narrative.

“With it being senior day here, we have 25 guys that will be recognized for their last game at Notre Dame Stadium. And so that's where a lot of the motivation and focus will be. We've checked off every almost every situation throughout this season. You know, I’m still learning and I hope five years from now or two years from now, when I came up here and I still say I’m still learning. There is no book for this,” said Freeman.

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