I caught most of Notre Dame's game at Washington last night, as the World Series game was delayed for over 90 minutes. And the Fighting Irish came out fighting, as they scored on their first two possessions to begin the game.
Jimmy Clausen hooked up with Michael Floyd on a 51-yard pass just 2 1/2 minutes into the game to put ND up. On the nest possession, Golden Tate ran 21 yards for another score, and it was 14-0. It was all downhill for an overmatched Washington team from there.
Clausen looked a little rusty at times, as he misfired some of his passes. (ND was coming off a bye week.) But it was good enough against an awful Washington defense. Clausen went 14-for-26 for 201 yards and 1 touchdown.
Robert Aldridge scored two TDs, one to open the second half. He rushed 84 yards on 13 carries. Washington avoided the shutout by scoring a TD in the final three minutes, as Notre Dame improved their record to 5-2 with the win, 33-7.
They beat former coach Tyrone Willingham, who is now 0-7 this season, and 11-32 overall with the Huskies. It's just a matter of time before he gets the ax.
As for ND, they will play Pittsburgh at South Bend next Saturday.