Blue and Gold Illustrated

Sept. 16, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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under the DOME A Committee In Session Running back stable tries to find lead horse Junior Cam McDaniel — one of five Irish running backs vying for playing time — rushed for 65 yards on a team-high 12 carries in his first opportunity of the season Aug. 31 versus Temple. Photo by Bill Panzica By Lou Somogyi N otre Dame had a H e i s m a n Tro p h y candidate at running back based on sheer numbers in the 28‑6 vic‑ tory versus Temple in the Aug. 31 opener. The data read: 34 carries for 193 yards (5.7 yards per rush) and a touchdown, four catches for 25 yards, and no fumbles. However, those fig‑ ures were achieved by a combination of five players with varying skill sets who are vy‑ ing for playing time. So crowded is the stable that sophomore Will Mahone, who had been enjoying a strong Au‑

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