This is why Notre Dame should never be in a NY6, Playoff game again
With another blowout in the College Football Playoff, Notre Dame’s record in BCS and NY6 games is becoming embarrassing.
The Fighting Irish lost 31-14 Friday to Alabama in the Playoff semifinal.
The Fighting Irish are now 0-7 on the big stage, dating back to a blowout loss to Oregon State in 2000. Notre Dame has been out-scored by 161 points in those games as well, with the closest loss being by 14 points.
Here’s a full breakdown:
The College Football Playoff committee chose to put the Fighting Irish in this game over No. 5 Texas A&M. That decision came after Notre Dame lost to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, 34-10.
It’s clear at this point that Notre Dame ran out of gas at the end of the year. Its lone impact win came against Clemson earlier in the season, who was then without quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
As for the Aggies, they’ll get a chance to prove they belonged on Saturday against North Carolina.
How will this impact Notre Dame’s perception moving forward? It’s probably too early to tell. Programs like Oklahoma have continued to receive playoff consideration despite a run of uncompetitive semifinals, but Notre Dame might have a tougher path back to the CFP as an independent.
Alabama will now await the winner of the Sugar Bowl, Ohio State or Clemson, to find out its opponent in the National Championship Game.