Notre Dame Fighting Irish line backer Manti Te'o

There can be no question as to whether or not the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back or not. The Irish dominated the number 8 Sooners on Saturday night on their way to 8 – 0. The 30 – 13 score doesn’t even begin to explain how impressive the Irish looked.

Notre Dame had 3 rushing touchdowns from 3 different rushers. Golson, Wood, and Riddick all rushed for a touchdown. Golson did have 177 passing yards to go along with his 64 rushing and didn’t have one turnover.

The main highlight from this game other than the win was the play of Manti Te’o. The Notre Dame linebacker has been spectacular all season. Te’o has 80 tacklesĀ (46 asst, 34 solo) this season and is a Heisman candidate. His interception may have sealed his trip to New York as a Heisman finalist.

The Irish are now ranked 3rd in the BCS standings and are poised to finish out the season with a very good shot at a BCS title trip.

If Notre Dame goes undefeated, it will be very hard for them to be left out of the title game.

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