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Oct 3, 2010

Weekly Awards: Week 5

tendomer's picks:

Overall MVP: Ian Williams
- led the domination of BC's offensive line

Offensive MVP: Braxston Cave
- improved his shotgun snaps and controlled the inside run game

Defensive MVP: Ian Williams

- led the domination of BC's offensive line

Special Teams MVP: Bennett Jackson
- gave ND good field position from the outset

Breakout Player: Prince Shembo
- his two sacks from the cat linebacker spot might take PT from Fleming

Best Play: Robert Blanton's interception
- the nifty tip-and-catch in zone coverage sealed the deal for ND

TheNDleprechaun's picks:

Overall MVP: Carlo Calabrese

- was the toughest player on the field; led the team in tackles (10), adding a sack and 3.5 tackles for loss.

Offensive MVP: Theo Riddick

- led all receivers with 9 catches for 69 yards, making critical catches to sustain drives and exhibiting his Riddick-ulous moves at times.

Defensive MVP: Carlo Calabrese

- held it down every time our defense needed to make a stand; played a central role in limiting BC to only 5 net yards rushing.

Special Teams MVP: Bennett Jackson

- set the tone early by starting off the game with a 63-yard kickoff return; may have solidified his spot as our go-to kick returner.

Breakout Player: Prince Shembo

- showed tremendous potential as a playmaker; asserted himself as worthy of some serious playing time.

Best Play: Armando Allen's career long 30 yard run

- set up Crist's 7 yard TD run just 1:48 into the game - caught BC off guard and set the tone, crucially allowing ND to build an early lead on the road.

A band of loyal students support the Fighting Irish
at a Thursday night rally inside the Stepan Center
Congrats to the Fighting Irish for the first road victory of the season, and to Brian Kelly for a fiery coaching performance during his Boston homecoming.


  1. Bennet Jackson and Prince Shembo = sings of good things to come. If I was a recruit right now ND would be at the top of my list. I see unlimited potential, what do you guys (and girl) think? GO IRISH!

  2. Good things to come indeed. Both Jackson and Shembo will be proud members of the 2012 National Champion Notre Dame Fighting Irish. That's right... just remember you heard it here first...

  3. Fleming is going to have a hard time keeping his starting spot next year. Shembo is stronger and has way more upside. They'll probably split time at cat.

  4. Bennett Jackson will be fun to watch once he gets the offense down. He said yesterday he's working behind T.J. Jones.


2012 Notre Dame Football Schedule

2012 Notre Dame Football Schedule
DateOpponent / EventLocationTime / Result
09/01/12vs. Navy Dublin, IrelandW, 50-10
09/08/12vs. PurdontNotre Dame, Ind.W, 20-17
09/15/12at SpartyEast Lansing, Mich.W, 20-3
09/22/12vs. SkunkbearsNotre Dame, Ind.W, 13-6
Shamrock Series
10/06/12vs. Da UChicago, Ill.W, 41-3
10/13/12vs. TreesNotre Dame, Ind.W, 20-13 (OT)
10/20/12vs. BYU Notre Dame, Ind.W, 17-14
10/27/12at Oklahoma Norman, Okla.W, 30-13
11/03/12vs. Pittsburgh Notre Dame, Ind.W, 29-26 (3OT)
11/10/12at Backup College Chestnut Hill, Mass.W, 21-6
11/17/12vs. Fake Worest Notre Dame, Ind.W, 38-0
11/24/12at U$C Los Angeles, Calif.W, 22-13
1/7/13vs. AlabamaBCS CHAMPIONSHIP
(Miami, Florida)
L, :(