Notre Dame’s run game has driven the offense during its 3-0 start, but the pass game is still very much a work in progress. The Fighting Irish pass offense showed its first signs of life during the win over Florida State, and with Louisville on deck there’s an opportunity for the unit to break out.
Louisville’s pass defense was bad in 2019, and it is even worse through four games in 2020. Last season, Louisville gave up 234.2 passing yards per game, which ranked 79th in the nation. It’s 7.5 yards allowed per attempt ranked 74th and its 144.93 pass efficiency defense rating ranked 95th. The Cardinals also allowed 12.5 yards allowed per completion.
Through four games in 2020, Louisville’s defense is giving up 233.0 passing yards per game, 8.2 yards per attempt, 14.9 yards per completion and has a pass efficiency defense rating of 149.54.
To make things worse