Five Questions: Army

A trip to the Big Apple and Yankee Stadium are on tap for the Irish. Can Brian Kelly's team earn its sixth victory? That and more in this week's edition of Five Questions.

Question One: Will the Notre Dame team seen this past Saturday be the team that shows up in Yankee Stadium against Army?

The Irish played their best game of the season against Utah.  Now with Army, Irish fans know an option attack the last time out against Navy did not go so well.  Does the team seen against Utah show up or the one against Navy rear its ugly head?

Question Two: Can the Notre Dame defense stop Army's running attack?

Army is picking up an average of 272 yards a game (4.7 per carry) with the Irish known to give up yardage against option attacks.  Army has been watching a lot of Navy tape looking for a way to have the same success.  While the Army option attack is different than Navy's, it still can cause teams problems.

Question Three: Will the Irish offense be more pass attack than run?

Last week saw the Irish work hard to run the football.  Army is giving up an average of 140 yards per game on the ground, while giving up 188 yards in the air.  Brian Kelly's passing offense could take center stage in this game.

Question Four: Can the Irish offensive line control Army defensive tackle Mike Gann?

Gann is considered the point guy of the Army defense, and while the Irish offensive line will be bigger and stronger, will they show up and shut down the Army defensive front?

Question Five: Does Notre Dame become "Bowl Eligible" after this game?

A win against Army gives the Irish the needed sixth victory on the season.  Just a couple of weeks ago many thought the season was a wash and the Irish would again be home for the holidays.  Now with a win over Utah and a win over Army, the Irish are set to gain more practice time needed in the continued growth of the program under Brian Kelly. Top Stories