It's always nice to get a road win and this one was mostly thanks to the defense. They shut out Wake Forest for the second half, which is a nice accomplishment. ND's defense has been solid all year, it's just the offense with all the turnovers that's been frustrating to watch. We had the obligatory two interceptions today and they could been much more costly than they were.
Tommy Rees just isn't a very good quarterback. For the amazing amount of talent he has in the receiving corps, a veteran offensive line that hasn't allowed a sack since September and a solid running game, he looks uninspiring. Jimmy Clausen spent a lot of his time at Notre Dame running for his life and while he hasn't worked out in the NFL, you had the sense that he was in charge and knew what he was doing. Rees just doesn't give that sense.
ND now plays Maryland and Boston College before the season ending trip top Stanford, so 8-4 is quite possible.