Notre Dame preparing for undefeated North Carolina in week four matchup
SOUTH BEND, Ind – The Irish will face one of the top offenses in the country as they take on North Carolina on the road.
Offensively the Irish saw some struggles from the run game to quarterback play, but in week three things changed for the running backs, despite not having Logan Diggs, leaving Audric Estime and Chris Tyree to carry the load.
“I think the ability for us to use Chris in so many different ways, it really can present some challenges to a defense,” said Head Coach Marcus Freeman.
Tyree ended with 104 total yards and one touchdown reception against Cal – giving the Irish their first score of the game after starting slow in drew Pyne’s first start.
“I think he was just trying to force the ball, force plays, early in the game. He was making uncharacteristic mistakes,” Freeman added.
But freeman isn’t putting all the blame on Pyne for the slow start.
Eventually he went 17 for 23 and 150 yards – leading his team to their first win.
“You know we have to help him as an offense. Make sure we’re catching and ball might be a little big low, we got to catch those balls. Some of the ball were uncatchable but that was just something that we have to make sure we’re helping him,” Freeman mentioned.