Tale of the Tape: Starting Quarterbacks – Drew Pyne vs. Tai Lavatai

We don’t see much of a change in Drew Pyne’s numbers from Notre Dame’s upset win over Clemson. That’s because the Irish mainly relied on the ground game and were very effective at it. Still, somebody had to guide the offense in dominating the Tigers, and Pyne did a fine job. On the passing side, he’s still playing at a decent pace given that he didn’t start until the third game of the season.

Sizing up Navy’s quarterbacks always is tough since the service academies are known to rank at or near the bottom in pass attempts, and this year is no exception. Tai Lavatai is a perfect example of that as he’s run the ball more than he’s thrown it. It’s strange to think that the Irish’s secondary might not be needed much in any game, but it’s a possibility here. Still, you never know when the Midshipmen might try a surprise.

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