Notre Dame needed to get back over .500 in the worst way, and it did that with a 44-21 win over UNLV. No, a 4-3 record isn’t going to bring back a lot of the national attention that has been lost recently, but it’s a good step back towards respectability. And besides, the Irish needed to take some good vibes into a difficult two-game stretch against Syracuse and Clemson. With their bowl fate potentially on the line, a loss to the Rebels would not have motivated them at all.
Irish fans should be happy just to get back in the win column. Many took to Twitter after the game to express that happiness, but others weren’t so happy. Of course, they also probably are nervous deep down because the aforementioned tough stretch to come. However, the real nerves can come when they need to come, so how about some (mostly) good thoughts in the meantime?
Me every time Notre Dame wins ☘️ pic.twitter.com/1iJNHnm6FH
— Colleen Houston (@c_g_houston) October 22, 2022
— CJ Adler (@cj_adler) October 22, 2022
Notre Dame football is a thief of joy. Constant display of ineptitude. All we’re gonna hear about is how great the win was. Against UNLV. They let that D3 school for the blind hang around all game!! Having to keep your starters in all game against them is shameful.
— tim patrick (@timpatrick87) October 22, 2022
That’ll do it. Way to bounce back @NDFootball
— Jay R🎃ckatansky (he/him) (@JayRockatansky) October 22, 2022
WAY TO GO NOTRE DAME ☘️
— Jonathan McWhirter☘️ (@JonathanMcWhir3) October 22, 2022
When it's 72°F in the last third of October, you have a burger and a bonfire.
Notre Dame winning is a bonus.
Great night. pic.twitter.com/qN87tdcB37
— Matthew Florian (@MattFlorian) October 22, 2022