Notre Dame preparing for their second 16th ranked opponent of the season against Syracuse in week 8

NOW: Notre Dame preparing for their second 16th ranked opponent of the season against Syracuse in week 8

SOUTH BEND, Ind – A win over UNLV put the Irish over .500 as they hope to add to the win column in Syracuse.

The last time Notre Dame played a 16th ranked team with one loss on their record, they beat the BYU Cougars in week 5.

This time it’ll be one the nation’s best defensive teams in the country.

“I think they’re top 10 nationally giving up around 15 or 16 points a game. So they do a really nice job,” said Offensive Coordinator Tommy Rees.

It won’t be an easy afternoon for the Irish, on either side of the ball.

“There’s no doubt that they’re playing really well and playing with a lot confidence,” said Defensive Coordinator Al Golden.

Although the defense stood out against UNLV with four sacks and one forced fumble, Syracuse has dynamic offensive weapons at the quarterback and running back position, that has contributed to their 6 and 1 record.

“It’s going to take everything we have at the run game, the pass game, tackling, we’re going to have to generate some turnovers to help our offense,” Golden added.

With a game on the road, in a hostile dome, Junior quarterback drew pyne has one goal in mind.

“It’s going to be a rocking stadium. Those fans are going to be going crazy and they’re a great team and kudos to them. I’m just excited to do everything I can this week to go be able to prepare and go and succeed with my team on Saturday,” Pyne mentioned.

The team will practice the next two days before heading up to Syracuse on Friday, for a walk through before the game on Saturday.

The Irish will take on s Syracuse at noon on the road on Saturday.

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