Notre Dame lost 10-3 at North Carolina State. While the elements made things miserable for both teams, it was another disappointing Notre Dame performance. This time, blame the offense.
The Irish had the ball inside the N.C. State 25-yard line five times, and managed three points. Despite the extreme weather conditions, Notre Dame opted to pass more often than they handed the ball to a running back. They left their better rushing QB Malik Zaire on the bench for most of the game.
Losing drops the Irish to 2-4 on the season. Their next two games are against Top 20 Stanford and Miami teams. It’s looking increasingly like the Irish may not win a bowl game.
It’s not clear what this means for Brian Kelly, but this 2016 season is turning into a comprehensive disaster. There aren’t many other people left for him to pin Notre Dame’s consistent poor play on.
UPDATE: He’s already laid into the center.