Looking at the Notre Dame defense
The Fighting Irish D isn't spectacular, but it has steadily improved
Updated: October 18, 2011, 12:37 PM ETBy Kyle Williams | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- There seems to be a recurring theme each week in which the Trojans offense faces a defense that is better than the one before. This week against Notre Dame, USC's offense will be going head-to-head with one of the more complete defenses it will face this season. The first two games for the Fighting Irish defense might be a little misleading. The defense gave up 23 points to USF and 35 points to Michigan. Since that time, the Irish D has tightened things up, giving up only 17 points per game during Notre Dame's four-game winning streak.
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