The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pummeled the Navy Midshipmen 50-10 in the inaugural Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin, Ireland.
There is plenty of praise to go around, and this post by the folks over at the Notre Dame blog One Foot Down compiled it all, with the bulk of it going to the offensive and defensive lines.
"Notre Dame's offensive line and defensive front seven. The Irish fronts on both sides of the ball imposed their will and Notre Dame-Navy 2012 thusly played out as it should always play out--in a convincing, if inglorious, win."
But, as always, there were some things that disappointed, mainly the play of the secondary.
"Oh, boy. On the one hand, we held Navy to 10 points. On the other hand, our cornerbacks struggled in coverage against the Navy receivers. Thankfully the Irish corners have another quasi-tune-up game against Purdue..."