After a careless first half, Notre Dame opened the season with a 35–17 win over Louisville


The game's most in-demand fan base was also keen when he was going for a road test on Monday night, which is part of a new coaching staff. The Las Vegas gambler established Notre Dame as a 20-point favorite as a team, 2–10 a season ago, and the third-worst scoring defense in the country (44.1 points per game).

After the program's first appearance at the College Football Playoff, what will emerge as the collective identity of the 2019 edition of Not Dame?

"I am interested to see who we are as a team," said Alohi Gilman, security and team captain. "Each team is different. Last year's team was completely different from this year's team. Once we leave, we'll see how we react to adverse situations, how we play in a great environment. "

A record crowd of ESPN national spectators and Cardinal Stadium of 58.187.

Three reasons why Notre Dame won:

Get defensive
A wild forced first quarter showed some early cracks, a defense forced to replace one of six, including a trio of NFL recruits in Jerry Tillary, Julian Love and Drew Trunkill.

Louisville quarterback Jovan Pass designed the 88 and 75-yard scoring units in the Cardinals' first two possessions. On the third occasion, the pair helped expand both units.

From there, however, Clarke Lay's defense found its rhythm. Mekhi Becton's (6-7 and 369 lb) mass left tackle proved unsuccessful, but Louisville finished the first half with three consecutive punch, losing a pair of loose balls to their own zone and into the break. A brief motion.

The second of those loose balls, which was recovered by linebacker Jack-Jack, held Ian Book's 11-yard scoring just before halftime to bring Notre Dame back.

Page flies
It was not the best book game, not even close.

He used to come to meet her only occasionally. He threw others unusually behind his receiver. 24 photos were taken to find the most dangerous weapon, Chase Kleppul, with Cole Kem and Michael Young to recover from a particularly broken armor.

Butch finished the first half with only 63 air yards, three catches and a pair of loose balls, but used his feet for 64 yards on 10 carries. When shots were to be made on the stretch, Book made them.

In consecutive plays in the middle of the third quarter, he found Claypool in a shallow cross for 31 yards and first-year tight end Tommy Tumble for 26 yards and a touchdown. That explosion gave two touchdowns a minor advantage.

After Louisville's on-field goal led to a double-digit play in the fourth, Book designed a scoring course of 12 plays and 75 yards that included three consecutive conversions on the third attempt. The first two treble and red-shirt freshman Lawrence Keys went to III, and Butch ran 4 yards on third-and-4.

The book ended with 193 air yards and 81 on the ground.

Zafar Armstrong started 26 yards in three straight strokes in the first attempt, but they would not hear from him again. No injuries were announced, but the versatile runner spent time resting from the bench overnight, while Frasher Jamir Smith was a red shirt, a pair full of touchdowns.

Put more burden on Tony Jones Jr., who finished with 112 yards on 15 carries. Jones missed the chance to match his 118-yard personal record in 17 carries at the start of last season against Vanderbilt.