The Irish Get Their First Win!!!

by Ryan on October 7, 2007

in Sports

Notre Dame (now 1-5) fans have something to cheer about after last night’s 20-6 victory at UCLA (4-2).  The Irish surprised everyone with a strong defensive game that made plays and with Clausen keeping them in contention the whole game.  Knocking out UCLA’s first string quarterback in the first quarter didn’t hurt either, but a win’s a win!  Maybe this will start a trend (fingers crossed)?  This season has been the definition of a rebuilding year.  From a Sugar Bowl appearance last season to the worst start in team history, it’s been tough fending off the critics (read: ESPN) of Charlie Weis and the organization every single week.  One has to wonder what kind of life one must have if they take so much joy in another’s suffering.  But, I digress.   Also, in other games that interested me:

Stanford upset USC 24-23 in the last two minutes of the game.  I wish I could have watched this one.  I like Pete Carroll (former coach of the New England Patriots), but after the infamous ”Bush-push” against the Irish a few years back I can’t root for USC– the wound is still too deep.

LSU who had been losing the whole game, came back in the 4th quarter to beat Florida.  Strangely, I love watching Florida play, but I also love to watch them lose.  Its a very strange phenomenon.

Rutgers goes 3-2 after a 28-23 loss to Cincinnati last night.  Apparently, the big local team around here has trouble beating teams that can actually play, and that fantastic running game has had trouble against Maryland and Cincinnati– you know, those real teams that can play.  If I hear one more TV announcer ask if “they’ll be serving Rice at the Heisman dinner” I’m going to file an obnoxious anonymous complaint.  I’m also waiting for the fair weather fans to jump ship any time now.

AP photo.

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