- KC Joyner, NFL Insider
Even though the Notre Dame Fighting Irish enter Saturday night's road game at the Michigan Wolverines as the favorite, many expect their offensive production to be a problem after a sloppy Week 1 performance and a quarterback change from Dayne Crist to Tommy Rees. The Irish instead are perceived to have the advantage because of a defense that is appreciably better than Michigan's.
However, a deeper look at the game tape and the numbers from Notre Dame's season-opening loss to the South Florida Bulls reveals that the Fighting Irish have an offense that is quite close to overpowering -- and that they should pose a serious challenge for the Wolverines' defense.
The talk in South Bend this week is all about a QB controversy. Despite this, KC Joyner says that Tommy Rees and Dayne Crist lead an offense that's close to being among the country's elite and will likely be too explosive for Michigan this weekend.