To emphasize the dominance that the Irish showed in the Music City bowl against the SEC's number one defense, consider the following. Three plays.
A 100yd kickoff return. OK, Fournette is a man among boys. Do you really think he will graduate (before leaving for the NFL) from LSU ? He is a stud and deserves all of the accolades coming to him. A freshman yet. I hope we see him again next year. (as one of the four)
A 75yd TD pass play. Redfield blown coverage, otherwise he plays a great 14 tackle game. Minus that play, ND holds LSU to 76 yds passing.
Again Fournette, an 89 yd TD run. Minus that one play, ND holds him to 54 yds rushing. Pretty impressive.
Of course the real story to this victory is 37:23 time of possession. Brian Kelly's coaching game plan and execution was better than Les Miles and the #1 defense of the SEC.
ND controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball IMHO. Our boys kicked their boys' arses in so many ways.
Heros abound. Zaire and Golson for being unselfish. Brindza, thank you for the last four years. Luatua-Stanley-Martin-Hegarty-Elmer-McGlinchey-Koyak, not to mention Harry Heistand. As always, the unsung heroes.