Snaps & Statistics

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

What You Need to Know

Total snaps on offense: 66

*** Both Irish touchdowns resulted from the pistol formation (Jones 2-yard catch with McDaniel in the backfield and 7-yard McDaniel run)

*** Four pass interference calls were called on Michigan State. The Irish gained 60 yards as a result… Notre Dame was operating from the pistol, empty set, offset, and under center on those four pass plays.

*** Corey Robinson was targeted five times. He caught three passes (all from empty) for 54 yards. Pass interference was called on the other two attempts (empty and offset)

PISTOL: 35

Net Gain: 100

Empty: 16

Net Gain: 66

Offset: 13

Net Gain: 49

Under center: 2

Net Gain: 21 (6-yard run by Carlisle and pass interference call)

Defensive Personnel (Snaps)

-- Austin Collinsworth: 54

-- Matthias Farley: 43

-- Elijah Shumate: 39

-- Jarrett Grace: 50

-- Carlo Calabrese: 38

-- Dan Fox: 33

-- Jaylon Smith: 38

-- Ben Councell: 21

-- Cole Luke: 14

-- Devin Butler: 4

***Ishaq Williams: 11

-- Defensive end in 4-3: Five times

-- Linebacker in nickel or dime: Three times

-- Defensive end in 3-4: Twice

-- Defensive end in nickel: Once

In Case You Were Wondering

Net yards rushing: 82

Average per rush: 2.6

Net yards passing: 142

Average per pass: 10.1

Total yards on offense: 224

Running back snaps (not necessarily rushes) – Cam McDaniel: 22, George Atkinson III: 16, Amir Carlisle: 11, Tarean Folston: 5

Running back rushes – McDaniel: 16 times for 44 yards; Atkinson: 6 times for 23 yards; Folston: 4 times for 12 yards; Carlisle: 3 times for 9 yards

Receiving – Corey Robinson: 3 catches for 54 yards; DaVaris Daniels: 3 catches for 6 yards; George Atkinson III: 2 catches for 17 yards; TJ Jones: 2 catches for 15 yards

1st drive

- Pistol to Atkinson: Gain of 3

- Pistol (Atkinson): Complete to Prosise for loss of 3

-Empty (3rd and 10): Incomplete to Daniels

2nd Drive

- Pistol (Atkinson): 7-yard completion to Daniels

- Pistol (Atkinson): Incomplete to Brown

- Empty (3rd & 4): Complete to Robinson for gain of 24

- Offset right (McDaniel): Incomplete to Jones

- Empty: Incomplete pass

- Empty: Complete to Robinson for gain of 13

- Pistol to Atkinson: Gain of 1 - Offset left, McDaniel: Gain of 6

- Empty (3rd & 3): Incomplete to Daniels

- Pistol (4th & 3; Carlisle): Incomplete to Daniels

3rd drive

- Offset left (Carlisle): Incomplete to Brown

- Offset right, Carlisle motions from pistol: Gain of 1

- Empty: Pass intended for Daniels, defensive interference moves the chains

- Pistol (Carlisle): Complete to Fuller for gain of 37 on play action pass

- Offset left (Atkinson): Toss to Atkinson for gain of 4

- Pistol to Folston: Gain of 3

- Pistol to McDaniel (3rd & 3): Gain of 2

- 41-yard FG, 3-0 Irish

4th drive

- Offset right, McDaniel: Gain of 1

- Offset left (Atkinson): Complete to Atkinson for gain of 13

- Empty (3rd & 1): Incomplete to Jones, face mask moves the chains

- Pistol (McDaniel): Gain of 2

- Pistol (McDaniel): Incomplete to Daniels

- Empty: Incomplete to Robinson, pass interference moves the chains

- Pistol (Atkinson): Complete to Daniels for gain of 15

- Empty: Incomplete to Daniels

- Empty (3rd & 15): Incomplete to Daniels 37-yard FG attempt no good, 3-0 Irish

5th drive

- Pistol (Carlisle): Complete to Smith for gain of 9

- Pistol (Carlisle): Incomplete to Jones

- Pistol to Carlisle: Gain of 2

- Offset left, Folston: Gain of 5

- Pistol to Folston: Gain of 4

- Pistol to Folston: No gain

6th drive

- Pistol (Carlisle): Incomplete to Jones

- Offset right, Atkinson: Gain of 9

- Pistol to Atkinson (3rd & 1): No gain

- Pistol (Atkinson): Incomplete to Jones, pass interference moves the chains

- Pistol (McDaniel): Complete to Niklas for gain of 7

- Empty: Incomplete to Jones

- Empty: Complete to Robinson for gain of 17

- Pistol (McDaniel): Incomplete to Daniels

- Pistol (McDaniel): Incomplete to Daniels

- Pistol (McDaniel): Complete to Jones for the 2-yard TD

10-7 Irish

7th drive

- Offset left, Atkinson: No gain

- Pistol (McDaniel): Incomplete to Jones

- Empty (3rd & 10): Complete to Jones for gain of 13

- Pistol (Folston): Complete to Daniels for loss of 1

-Offset (McDaniel): Reverse to Atkinson for gain of 10

- Empty (3rd & 1): Incomplete to Daniels

8th drive - Under center: Handoff to Carlisle for gain of 6

- Under center: Pass interference moves the chains

- Pistol to McDaniel: Gain of 5

- Pistol to McDaniel: Loss of 5

-Offset right, Carlisle: Incomplete to Robinson, pass interference moves the chains

- Offset right, Carlisle: Incomplete to Jones

- Pistol to McDaniel: 7-yard TD run

17-10 Irish

9th drive

- Pistol to McDaniel for gain of 6

- Pistol to McDaniel for gain of 3

- Pistol to McDaniel: Loss of 1

10th drive

- Pistol to McDaniel for loss of 4

- Pistol to McDaniel for gain of 1

- Empty: Incomplete to Daniels


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