Notre Dame still hasn’t had a great game offensively. It’s shocking and frustrating that we’ve reached double digits in quarters for the season, and we have yet to be very impressed by this unit. Fortunately, touchdowns have come, and one came at a good time for the Irish. Aided by a targeting call in which Drew Pyne got roughed up, they got to the 1-yard line, and Audric Estime leapt into the end zone to put the team up, 14-10:
Audric Estime leaps over the goal line and Notre Dame takes the lead over Cal! #GoIrish
— Notre Dame on NBC (@NDonNBC) September 17, 2022
Make that two Irish touchdowns by running backs against California, although Chris Tyree’s score in the second quarter was of the receiving variety. Once again, Irish fans had something to celebrate at a time when their team wasn’t giving them a lot of cause to do so. They took to Twitter to talk about the touchdown, although many of them surely were worried as to what might happen next. That’s not a good sign for the Irish:
Audric Estime with a man's run…and for the first time in a while, you feel some fire in this Irish team.
— Chuck Freeby 46 Sports (@46Sports) September 17, 2022
Audric Estime standing at 6’0 230 and runs like a deer. Look at that dood and he is massive. Notre Dame finally has a running back that usually looks like he is at Bama or Georgia. Hopefully they can fix there offensive line and let that man shine. He looks special
— Jordan Stocks (@StockTalks21) September 17, 2022
#NotreDame takes a 14-10 lead with a 9-play, 60-yard TD drive in the third quarter.
Six of those plays went to RB Audric Estime, who ran the ball for 30 yards and a touchdown.
The offense still looks disjointed at times, but Notre Dame has been able to run up the middle today.
— Drew Mentock (@AndrewMentock) September 17, 2022
K. Michelle Jenkins
14-10 ND over Cal….. awesome runs by Estime….. ☘️☘️☘️🏈🏈🏈
— K. Michelle Jenkins (@kcheljenkins) September 17, 2022
Notre dame goes to bullyball, powering ball down the field. 10 play, 60 yard drive. Estime 1yd td. 14-10 Irish 3qtr
— Larry Beil (@LarryBeilABC7) September 17, 2022
Michael P. Marshall
Estime = 🚌
— Michael P. Marshall (@irishmick3015) September 17, 2022
Big time props to the OL and Estime to pound that in there when Cal knew it was coming
— Mike Milford (@mmilford85) September 17, 2022
Estime is my favorite current ND player by far. Just feed him the rock. 💪🏼
— Kyle Brindza (@kyle_brindza) September 17, 2022