Notre Dame football took on the Iowa State Cyclones in the Camping World Bowl. Here are three takeaways from the Irish’s big win.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish dominated the Iowa State Cyclones 33-9 in this edition of the Camping World Bowl from Orlando. The Fighting Irish dominated on both sides of the ball and the Iowa State Cyclones never got anything going offensively.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly quickly put the kibosh on any notion the Notre Dame was neither interested nor motivated to play in this game. He saw this game as a vital next step in the program’s evolution to becoming part of the nation’s elite.
Notre Dame brought out the boa constrictor in this one. They established the line of scrimmage both offensively and defensively. Iowa State couldn’t run the football on offense and couldn’t stop the run on defense.
Ian Book was efficient throwing the football and did a fantastic job of taking shots downfield when he needed. Brock Purdy, however, was erratic and inefficient. The Notre Dame defensive line was in the back field consistently, and Purdy could not figure out the Notre Dame coverage.
Hats off to the Irish for a Camping World win and a third consecutive 10-win season.