PITTSBURGH - Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees struggled throughout the first three quarters before leading an 85-yard scoring drive in the 4th capped by a TD pass to Tyler Eifert, putting the Irish ahead 15-12. That would be enough to secure the win for an Irish offense that hadn't found the end zone since a 79-yard Jonas Gray touchdown run in the 1st quarter.
The win improved the Irish to 2-2, while the loss dropped Pitt to 2-2.
Lingering questions were answered emphatically by the 2012 team, but 2013 is an all-new season that brings all-new question marks. Brian Kelly feels fairly confident his offense is in a great position to take a step forward, but to do that, they’ll need the services of some under-the-radar players.
Notre Dame's 2012 season
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2012 Notre Dame opponents
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