SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – The Irish won their home opener this afternoon 32:29 against Toledo.
Although it wasn’t the nicest of wins, one player dominated for the second week in a row.
Brian Kelly presented linebacker JD Bertrand with the ball after the win on Saturday.
Bertrand led the team again in duels, this time with 11.
He is the first Irish defender since Alohi Gilman in 2018 to play more than 10 tackles in a row.
Bertrand pays homage to his coaches.
“I mean, I felt really good,” said Bertrand. “I think it’s a great honor for our coaches. They do a great job of preparing us. They give us formal advice. They give us to make sure we study and understand the defense inside and out. So if you know the defense and have an idea of what the offensive will do. You’ll be pretty comfortable being out there and being able to find the ball from there. “
Bertrand won back the fumble that sealed the victory, but it was Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa who forced the fumble.
After the game, Myron focused on his family as he facetimed with them in Hawaii for his father’s funeral.
His father passed away last month.
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