Notre Dame is having their way with big plays against the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Early in the 2nd quarter, with the Irish leading the Panthers 7-3, Notre Dame QB Ian Book let it fly on a 73-yard bomb to Ben Skowronek for his second touchdown on the day. That put the Irish up 14-3.
When coaches talk about catching the ball with your hands and not your body, this catch is the perfect snapshot of the benefit of using your hands to snatch the ball out of the air.
However, that wasn’t it for the boys from South Bend, Indiana.
Heading into the half, the Irish special teams got in on the action with a blocked punt by Isaiah Foskey that was also recovered by Foskey in the end zone for another Irish touchdown.
If the day continues to go in this direction, Notre Dame could be on the road to trouncing Pitt after coming into today’s matchup as 10-point favorites.
The Irish were up a dominating 28-3 at the half.