And then there was one.
Entering Week 4, Nevada and Notre Dame were the lone FBS teams that had yet to register a sack during the first quarter of the 2016 season. Midway through the second quarter of the game against Purdue today, however, Nevada’s Korey Rush sacked David Blough for a four-yard loss.
With Notre Dame not playing until 3:30 ET this afternoon (on NBC), that leaves the Irish standing alone as the only sackless team left at the FBS level.
Nevada has registered its first sack of the season. Even against Purdue, it still counts.
Notre Dame now stands alone. #sackless
— Irish Illustrated (@PeteSampson_) September 24, 2016
Ironically enough, Purdue entered today’s game as one of five FBS teams, along with East Carolina, Northern Illinois, Texas State and West Virginia, that had recorded just one sack on the year. And, for those who are curious, Florida came into Week 4 leading the nation in sacks with 16.
No. 2 in that category? The Irish’s opponent this afternoon, the Blue Devils (tied with Ball State).
UPDATED 6:11 p.m. ET: And then there were none.
Early in the third quarter of the game with Duke, Nyles Morgan sacked Blue Devils quarterback Daniel Jones, giving the Irish their first sack of the season 14 quarters after it started.