Notre Dame won easily on Saturday, 39-17 over Air Force at Falcon Stadium in Colorado. But It was a rare game when the many fans of the Fighting Irish could not see their team play, as for the first time in 14 years, a Notre Dame game was not broadcast by either NBC, CBS, ABC or ESPN. It was shown by somebody called CSTV. I guess being a fan of the Fighting Irish, I'm a little spoiled, and I expect to see them every week. So, I followed the game on radio here in New York.
Brady Quinn has another superb game, throwing for 207 yards and four touchdowns. Darius Walker rushed for 153 yards and scored one TD, and Jeff Samardzija caught six passes for 106 yards and one TD. Notre Dame was always in command, as they scored three TDs in the first quarter and led 27-3 at the half.
Notre Dame was ranked ninth going into yesterday, and four teams this weekend ahead of them lost: Louisville, Texas, Auburn and California. You have to figure that the Fighting Irish will move up in the rankings. Next up is Army this Saturday at South Bend, and then the big one: the season finale against USC at LA Coliseum on November 25.