The “game notes” for Purdue week were released by ND yesterday. You can find them here (warning: PDF). We just had something pointed out to us which we “knew” in the same sense we “knew” it’s been 17 years since ND had a true top-3 team (credit: “Pat”):
The Last Time a Notre Dame Player:
Had a run of 70-79 yards:……………Arnaz Battle vs. Kansas, 1999 (74)
Had a run of 60-69 yards: …………..Brady Quinn at USC, 2006 (60)
Had a run of 50-59 yards: …………..Carlyle Holiday at Air Force, 2002 (53)
Notice something funny about all three players listed there?
We’ve highlighted such issues in the past. Granted, that was before the 2009 season was complete. Still, the situation has not really improved since then.