Snaps & Statistics

An in-depth description of how the Irish operated on offense, including a breakdown of the pistol, empty set, one-back, and under center formations. Also, a look at the disparity in snaps among key personnel on defense.

What You Need to Know

Total offensive snaps: 70

Net yards rushing: 91

Average per rush: 2.5

Net passing yards: 309

Average per pass: 9.4

***The Irish rushed from the pistol 16 times for a total of 39 yards. Rees threw from the pistol five times for two completions and 18 yards.

***The pistol was operated with Carlisle six times for a total of 7 yards (and a fumble), with McDaniel 12 times for a total of 50 yards (31 of which came on the last offensive drive), and with Atkinson two times for a total of 0 yards (two incomplete passes).

***Before McDaniel ran out the clock with less than three minutes remaining, the Irish had rushed with the pistol 10 times for a total of 8 yards.

***The Irish used the empty set 16 times for a total of 80 yards and a pass interference call. On the 3rd down, Notre Dame went empty on 11 tries of 16, of which it converted five times. (Overall, the Irish converted 11 of 16 third downs).

***The Irish operated from under center 6 times (5 rush, 1 pass) for a gain of 47 yards, including a 40-yard completion to Brown via play action pass and a 1-yard McDaniel touchdown rush.

The Irish operated with a running back to the side of a Tommy Rees 23 times for a total of 188 yards.

PISTOL: 25

Net Gain: 68

EMPTY: 16

Net Gain: 80

UNDER CENTER: 6

Net Gain: 48

LINED LEFT/RIGHT: 23

Net Gain: 188

Defensive Personnel(Snaps)

-- Jaylon Smith: 30

-- Ben Councell: 21

-- Austin Collinsworth: 60

-- Elijah Shumate: 12

-- Dan Fox: 31

-- Carlo Calabrese: 45

-- Jarrett Grace: 46

In Case You Were Wondering

1st Drive

- Pistol to Carlisle: Loss of three (bad snap)

- Atkinson lined left (motion from empty): Gain of 8

- Empty (3rd & 5): Complete to Daniels for 28

- Pistol Carlisle: No gain

- Carlisle lined right: Incomplete to Niklas

- Empty (3rd & 10): Sack, loss of 7

2nd Drive

- Under center to Carlisle: Gain of 1

- Pistol Carlisle: No gain

- Empty (3rd & 9): Incomplete to Carlisle

3rd Drive

- Pistol to Bryant: Gain of 2

- Pistol (Atkinson): Incomplete to Daniels

- Empty (3rd & 8): Incomplete to Niklas

4th Drive

- Atkinson lined right (motion from empty): Gain of 2

- Carlisle lined left: Complete to Jones for gain of 4

- Empty (3rd & 4): Complete to Jones for gain of 7

- Pistol (McDaniel): Incomplete to Brown (almost picked)

- Pistol (McDaniel): Complete to Daniels for gain of 9

- Pistol to Carlisle (3rd & 1): Gain of 1

- Pistol (Atkinson): Incomplete to Jones (almost picked)

- Carlisle lined right (motion from empty): read option Carlisle for 6

- Empty (3rd & 4): Incomplete to Carlisle

- Empty (4th & 4): Incomplete to Niklas

5th Drive

- Carlisle lined right (motion from empty): Complete to Carlisle for gain of 3

- Under center with Carlisle: Play action pass to Brown for gain of 40

- Empty: Complete to Carlisle for gain for loss of 3 (almost picked)

- Empty: Complete to Carlisle for gain of 6

- Empty: (audible): Pass interference (underthrown)

- Atkinson to the right (motion from empty): Gain of 4

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 3

- Under center (3rd and 3): hand off to 33: Gain of 5 - Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 6

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 1 (lost helmet)

- McDaniel to the left: Incomplete to Daniels -yard FG good 6th Drive

- Carlisle (lined left): Complete to Daniels for loss of 2

- Atkinson (lined left): Toss for gain of 11

- Empty (3rd & 1): QB keeper for gain of 1

- Carlisle (lined right): Complete to Niklas for gain of 9

- Atkinson lined right (motion from empty): Gain of 3

- Atkinson lined left: Incomplete to Niklas

- Atkinson lined right (motion from empty): Gain of 1

- Empty (3rd & 9): Complete to Jones for gain of 19

- Carlisle (lined left): Complete to Jones for gain of 27

- Under center with McDaniel: 1-yard touchdown run

7th Drive

- McDaniel (lined left): Incomplete to Daniels

- Pistol to McDaniel: Loss of 2

- Empty (3rd & 12): Complete to Daniels, but flag nulls it

8th Drive

- Pistol (Carlisle): Complete to Daniels for gain of 11

- Atkinson lined left: Toss for gain of 11

- Pistol to Carlisle: Loss of 2

- Pistol to Carlise (motioned from lined right): Gain of 1

- Empty (3rd & 11): Complete to Daniels for 10

- Empty (motioned from Carlisle lined left, motioned slot): Complete to Carlisle for gain of 7 - Carlisle lined left (motion from empty): Gain of 5

- Empty: Complete to Prosise for gain of 12

- Carlisle (lined left, motioned from right): Incomplete to Daniels - Carlisle (lined left, motioned from right): Incomplete to Jones - Carlisle (lined left, motioned from right): Complete to Daniels for 9-yard TD

9th Drive

- McDaniel (lined left): Complete to Daniels for 82-yard touchdown

10th Drive

- Pistol to Carlisle: fumble

11th Drive

- Pistol to Carlisle: No gain

- Empty: Complete to Daniels for gain of 18

- McDaniel lined left: Gain of 7

- Under center with McDaniel: No gain

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 4 (flag nulled it)

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 8

- Pistol to McDaniel: No gain

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 10

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 2

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 6

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 5


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