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No Sudden Movements

The Irish defense won in 10 of 13 sudden changes

Notre Dame's 2012 offense committed half as many turnovers as it did in 2011. Nearly as important: it's defense refused to yield following the majority of those mistakes.

Brian Kelly's second season in South Bend took a turn for the worse because of the turnover: a staggering 29 were committed; a program-record low of 14 forced and a minus-15 ratio among the nation's worst. Kelly's third season flipped the script, with Notre Dame losing the football just 14 times due to turnover; only 11 teams nationally committing fewer. The Irish defense in turn forced 23, a... Recommended Stories