In 1969, Major League Baseball lowered the mound in order to create more offense. The NBA has the 24-second clock to keep the game moving and both college and professional football have enacted numerous rules to protect offensive players, thus promoting more scoring. Apparently, the powers that run major sports are convinced that offense sells.
Based on that premise, Notre Dame’s 14-10 victory over USC would be considered lackluster, a boring game. However, for those that really understand the game of football it was anything but. The Irish defense played with a fire and passion against USC that had largely been missing thus far in 2013. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
First and foremost, the injury to starting Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees put the defense on the spot and the victory was only secured by an outstanding effort. Secondly, this game was Notre Dame’s largest recruiting weekend of the year. A game day atmosphere at Notre Dame is always special but a night time atmosphere against USC in a game as nail-biting as the Irish victory was produced an absolutely mind-numbing thrill ride that few recruits will ever forget.
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