Nice win for Notre Dame, but let’s not get too carried away.
Oklahoma is given more unwarranted cachet than Donald Trump. Seriously, why are either relevant at all anymore?
Ranked eighth coming into the contest, the Sooners’ main claim to fame was demolishing a Texas squad that couldn’t tackle your mom’s mother. Oklahoma can rack up some points, play a somewhat entertaining, uptempo offense and usually have tons of talent on defense. It also has Bob Stoops in all his smarmy, disdainful glory.
But, really, when were the Sooners last truly worthy of being considered legit contenders in the national-title hunt. They won in 2000, got embarrassed in two title games after that, and, though BCS bowl regulars, they ain’t exactly having anyone quaking in their cleats. Well, save for the Longhorns … and maybe the oddsmakers in Vegas.
The Irish, heavy underdogs despite being ranked three spots higher, escaped Norman, Okla., Saturday night with a 30-13 victory that was closer than the score would indicate, but it was a solid effort against a decent foe. It just wasn’t worthy of increasing ND’s image at the moment.