While piecing together a column for Bleacher Report I stumbled on these stats that I found somewhat surprising:
1. Notre Dame is tied for 10th in the country for sacks with 19.0--that's as many as Alabama and Nebraska have COMBINED.
2. Notre Dame has the 13th most interceptions in the country with 10.
Pretty interesting, don't you think? Anyone who has watched the first seven games of the season can easily see the defense has improved, but it's nice to see some numbers that actually support that assessment.