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3 takeaways from a statement win by Notre Dame football over Clemson

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It was an upset that you could see coming a mile away and here are the key takeaways as Notre Dame football just obliterated Clemson on Saturday night in South Bend. 

Notre Dame football isn’t going to be a College Football Playoff team in 2022 or a contender. But the Irish could have a say on who makes the four-team playoff and after dismantling Clemson 35-14, it sure doesn’t look like it will be the Tigers.

Clemson has struggled all season really with teams like Syracuse, NC State, and Wake Forest. Last week, Notre Dame football blew out Syracuse on the road.

So it really shouldn’t have been that surprising to see Notre Dame football beat Clemson. The way the Irish dominated the Tigers was a bit of a surprise. Clemson’s defense got exposed and here are three takeaways from a really impressive win by Marcus Freeman and the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame football is the best team in the ACC

If the Irish were actually part of the ACC conference, I have no doubt in my mind that they would walk away as the ACC champion this season. Just look at the results.

Notre Dame went on the road and beat North Carolina and Syracuse in impressive fashion. Yes, the North Carolina game was closer but both wins were by double digits.

Notre Dame then welcomed big, bad Clemson to South Bend, just a few days after the College Football Playoff selection committee ranked the Tigers No. 4 over teams like Michigan and TCU.

It didn’t make sense and on Saturday, Notre Dame made the committee look stupid. Even worse, the Irish have made the entire ACC look like a joke.

Notre Dame is 6-3 and it owns the conference. No ACC team, which includes Clemson, should be anywhere near the College Football Playoff.

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