Notre Dame at Miami Hurricanes Breakdowns

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Notre Dame’s pass offense ranks 108th in the country, producing 170 yards per game through the air. That’s more a product of a run game than an inability to be able to pass effectively. Notre Dame threw for 330 yards last week in a 48-37 victory over Wake Forest.

The Miami Hurricanes pass defense has been a surprise this season. Many thought the backend of the Miami defense this season was going to be its weakness. It’s turned out to be a strength. The Hurricanes are 35th in the country allowing 197.6 passing yards per game. The Hurricanes are third in the country in passing efficiency against.

Offensively like last season, the Hurricanes have struggled at times running the football. They seemed to have a resurgence last week against Virginia Tech. Miami ran for 219 yards on 35 carries last week. They only managed 59 the week before in a 24-19 victory over North Carolina.

On the season, Miami is averaging 172.8 yards per game. That puts the Hurricanes 55th nationally. They are averaging a healthy 5.36 yards per carry.

Notre Dame is 30th in the country against the run. The Fighting Irish allow an average of 130.2 yards per game on the ground. They have allowed just four rushing touchdowns on the season.