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Eye in the Sky: Part II

Atkinson ran hard, struggled as pass target

The conclusion of our film review examines Notre Dame's two-runner backfield Saturday, the emergence of Troy Niklas, the need for a duo rather than solo mission at wide receiver, and a strong effort from an offensive line that paved the way for 5.1 yards per carry and yielded just one sack and three pressures, on 51 pass attempts.

Click here for Part I and a look at the offense's success from the Pistol formation vs. an empty backfield as well as Tommy Rees' preferred targets and observations of the senior quarterback's evening in Ann Arbor. GA3 or AC? Notre Dame's running back trio became a duo, however temporarily, Saturday night, with accepted third-wheel Cam McDaniel receiving one carry and less the a series of...

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