NEW YORK – The offense Brian Kelly ran when he was coach at Cincinnati, the one that pushed the pace and regularly rung up 30-point games, has finally arrived at Notre Dame.
The return of quarterback Everett Golson and his development from game-manager to playmaker has allowed Kelly to unleash his spread attack. The result is an offense on pace to be the most productive in the coach's five-year tenure in South Bend, Indiana.
The eighth-ranked Fighting Irish (3-0) have reached 30 points in each of their first three games. They'll try to make it 4 for 4 on Saturday night against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium, the New Jersey home of the NFL's Giants and Jets.
The last time a Notre Dame team scored at least 30 in the first four games of the season was 1943.