Notre Dame preparing for Syracuse after a 44-21 win at home

NOW: Notre Dame preparing for Syracuse after a 44-21 win at home

SOUTH BEND, Ind -- The Irish handle business at home in a game that they were expected to win at home against UNLV.

Monday was the fourth time this season that Marcus Freeman has started his press conference by saying it's easier to come in and speak after a win.

We may have seen the team we’ve all been expecting from Notre Dame in their week 7 matchup.

Five different players saw the endzone and two them coming from Branden Lenzy and Mitchell Evans for their first touchdown of the season.

In addition, the defense racked up four sacks and one interception but it was the special team’s unit with two blocked punts in the first quarter that may have helped make a difference.

“It’s obviously a better feeling being up here after a win and going back and evaluating the game, was really pleased with a big picture of the game. There’s so many plays in the games, we have to be better at and we have to be more consistent in what we’re doing but the big point of emphasis was starting with a sense of urgency and we did that. We were able to jump out to a pretty big lead and the challenge for our group is to come out in the second half with the same consistency and the urgency that we had the first half,” said Freeman.

The Irish will take on Syracuse Saturday at noon abc57.

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