Freshmen and First-TimersOn the third snap of Notre Dame's third offensive drive Saturday, a 2nd-and-1 formation showed the following trio of Irish receivers: Corey Robinson (solo right), James Onwualu (slot left), and Will Fuller (wide left).
All three of them in their first college game.
Kelly's squad enjoyed contributions from 10 freshmen Saturday, seven of which played from scrimmage when the game remained in doubt.
Below is a look at Saturday's debuts:
Freshmen Debuts: Corey Robinson (started), Will Fuller (2 pass targets), James Onwualu (special teams), Cole Luke (nickel and rotation at boundary corner), Isaac Rochell (heavy rotation at defensive end and Devin Butler (special teams)WR Corey Robinson -- 1st play from scrimmage (W receiver) CB Cole Luke -- Temple' first offensive drive, on 3rd & 6 DE Isaac Rochell -- 3rd drive, 2nd & 3 RB Greg Bryant -- 2nd & 9 with 5:46 remaining in the 4th quarter WR Will Fuller -- 3rd offensive drive of the game at Notre Dame's 39-yard line S Max Redfield -- 1st kickoff team (Was in on the tackle after a 30-yard Temple return to the 30-yard line) RB Greg Bryant -- 2nd & 9 with 5:46 remaining in the 4th quarter RB Tarean Folston -- 1st & 10 with 3:31 remaining in the 4th quarter CB Devin Butler -- 1st punt return team WR James Onwualu -- 1st punt return team OLB Jaylon Smith -- 1st punt return team Others of Note: RB Amir Carlisle -- 1st play from scrimmage (45-yard run out of the pistol formation) S Eilar Hardy -- 1st kickoff return team WR C.J. Prosise -- 1st play from scrimmage (slot) DE Jarron Jones -- 1st punt return team