"This game was set up for our offense to win the game," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "We put our defense in such a bad situation today."
"This [global ranking] is about faculty productivity and prestige," said U.S. News editor Brian Kelly, The Washington Post reported. "It is meaningful for certain things and not necessarily meaningful for other things. We get that. This is about big muscular research universities doing what research universities claim is their mission."