Eye in the Sky: November

Part III of our look at Irisheyes.com's top 10 players and honorable mention choices for each game this season. The final set of film reviews examines November's finish with a flourish and the program's ascent to No. 1.

The final Irisheyes.com Top 10 won't be cemented until after the BCS Championship game (that should probably weigh heavily on some choices, don't you think?). But with three months and 12 wins already in the books, its time to examine the standings -- and process for choosing the Top 10 -- to date.

Below is a look back at a 4-0 November with our Top 10 players for each game, as well as honorable mention selections when applicable:

(Click here for Part I and our Top 10s for September.)

(Click here for Part II and our Top 10s for October.)

Notre Dame 29 Pittsburgh 23 3 OT

If the Irish win January 7, this 14-point second half comeback win -- tied for the second largest by Notre Dame in Stadium history -- will be celebrated for decades when recounting the 2012 season.

Top 10: Everett Golson (MVP), Prince Shembo (Def. MVP), Louis Nix, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Bennett Jackson, DaVaris Daniels, Theo Riddick, Manti Te'o, Zack Martin, Stephon Tuitt

Honorable Mention: Ishaq Williams, T.J. Jones, Tyler Eifert, Chris Watt, Dan Fox, Keivarae Russell, Zeke Motta

Notre Dame 21 Boston College 6

A workman-like effort produced little excitement but the desired result for the superior visitors.

Top 10: Prince Shembo (MVP), Tyler Eifert (Off. MVP), Bennett Jackson, Stephon Tuitt, Kapron Lewis-Moore, Louis Nix, Everett Golson, Theo Riddick, Zack Martin, Manti Te'o

Honorable Mention: Zeke Motta

Notre Dame 38 Wake Forest 0

The senior day celebration included a career-best statistical effort from Golson and the first home TD reception for long-time contributor John Goodman (who was quick to point out he'd previously thrown for a score in the House that Rockne Built).

Top 10: Everett Golson (MVP), Kapron Lewis-Moore (Def. MVP), Cierre Wood, Tyler Eifert, T.J. Jones, Zack Martin, Louis Nix, Carlo Calabrese, Stephon Tuitt, Sheldon Day

Honorable Mention: Chris Watt, Theo Riddick, Christian Lombard, Braxston Cave, Zeke Motta, John Goodman, and Manti Te'o

Notre Dame 22 USC 13

A goal line stand for the ages and the best performance by a Notre Dame running back in a game of relevance in recent memory.

Top 10: Theo Riddick (MVP), Kapron Lewis-Moore (Def. MVP), Kyle Brindza, Louis Nix, Tyler Eifert, Manti Te'o, Zack Martin, Braxston Cave, Matthias Farley, Mike Golic

Honorable Mention: Chris Watt, Bennett Jackson, KeiVarae Russell, T.J. Jones, Stephon Tuitt, Troy Niklas


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