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1993: Notre Dame beats # 1 Florida State. The next week, BC kicks a last second field goal to upset # 1 Notre Dame.
2002: Notre Dame goes in to Florida State and thrashes the Seminnoles. The following week, the Irish fumble the ball multiple times to lose to BC.
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Yes. A big one the size of an ostrich egg. And they'll crack it over the heads of Pitt after beating them 40-0.
First of all, beating Oklahoma wasn't an upset victory, it was a surprise victory to those outside the inner circle of the program. They didn't win because they got all hyped up and played crazy. They won because they were simply a much better team. Just because the outside world was not yet aware of how good they were doesn't make it an upset. So there's not much of an emotional let down to even consider.
We're just starting to click on all cylinders. I expect to look better today than we did last week. We finally have a strong, consistent offense. Well, we'll find out about the consisten part today. But the running game has been gaining strength and momentum for several weeks--the passing / play action game appears to be following suit. What would the first 7 games have looked like with an offense?
And why the comparisons to '93 and '02? Why not dig into the data banks and find all of the examples of how ND, when they are a good team, don't let weaker teams beat them? Why not compare to '88 when ND surprised the world by being better than expected a year before they were supposed to hit their stride?
Oh, yeah, I forgot. No story there.
I suspect if you go back 40-50 years, and track all the games in which the Irish were undefeated reasonably deep into the season, you'll find a rather substantial number where they won. In other words, the statistical underpinnings of your question is, as IFR would say, poo.
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We all believe in our Irish....But, also being an Irish fan we all remember those Boston College games. I believe we should be ok, this weekend. But I will be happy when it is over and we are 9-0! WE ARE ND!
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I have been an Irish fan since the 1960's. The last 15 years have been very difficult, getting psyched up every Saturday morning, to be disappointed so often. I can take losing to teams like USC, Michigan or OK, but it is so tough losing to teams like Pitt, BC, UConn and Tulsa. That's why I continue to be nervous playing teams like Pitt, and it seems the Irish always have trouble at home. I do think ND will win today, but I'm still nervous. In 1996, I was at ND Stadium when the Irish pasted the Panthers 60-6. That's the kind of beatdown I'd like to see.
But I, like the OP, get nervous about these games. I want a true pasting.
this is different we got a very special team lets rock and roll boys!
Be carfeul not to try and hoard all the disappointment to yourself. Sounds like a Boston Red Sock fan after Bill BUckner. We're all fans here, nobody feels better nor worse.
But apart from that, can't you see/feel the difference between the 2002 team and this one? I dont often say it so confidently(for fear of jinxing), but ND is gonna get this one. Time to link our winning streak at the start of a season to Lou's 1993 team and top Ty's.
Uganda, I too have been a fan since the 60's. With that said, you have to see and feel the difference in this year's Irish. This group is playing like the teams we used to watch, 'back in the day'. There is a confidence and swagger about them, that isn't overbearing. They play with a chip, and bring it on every play. This is what used to happen in the 60's, 70's, and 80's. This ND team is what you and I grew up on. They're not perfect, but they play every down like it's their last, and bring require opponents to bring a lunch box; because scoring against, and tackling the Irish, is going to be a 4 quarter job.
I really didn't know I would ever see an Irish team play like they used to, but this group has shown me what I've been missing. I don't think you'll see any type of let down with these kids, they're on a mission. I will say, I'd hate to be a Pitt Panther this afternoon.
Maybe we should consider his question- YUP they can and NOPE BK gets confused in short yardage at times--- two TE- run straight ahead
Glad the op got a bunch of down votes for being so blatantly wrong
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