Joe Alt Wins Outland Trophy National Player of the Week Honor

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In a spectacular display of talent and teamwork, offensive tackle Joe Alt and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish continued their impressive winning streak with a commanding victory over Central Michigan. With a final score of 41-17, Notre Dame showcased their dominance on both sides of the ball, racking up an astounding 578 total yards. Among the standout performers of this game, Joe Alt played a pivotal role in the team’s offensive success.

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He helped pave the way for a remarkable 236-yard rushing effort. Alt also ensured that quarterback Sam Hartman had ample protection, enabling him to throw for 330 yards and three touchdowns. As a testament to his outstanding performance, he was awarded the prestigious Outland Trophy National Player of the Week honor for games during the weekend of September 16. Joe Alt’s role as an offensive tackle often goes unnoticed by casual fans, but his contributions on the field are crucial.

In the game against Central Michigan, his blocking prowess was on full display. His ability to create openings for running backs and provide quarterback protection was instrumental in Notre Dame’s offensive explosion. In addition to Alt’s contributions to the running game, he excelled in protecting quarterback Sam Hartman. Ensuring Hartman had a clean pocket to operate allowed him to have a stellar performance, throwing for 330 yards and three touchdowns. Alt’s ability to hold the defensive line at bay and thwart potential sacks was instrumental in Notre Dame’s offensive success through the air.

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Joe Alt’s exceptional performance as an offensive tackle played a pivotal role in Notre Dame’s dominant victory over Central Michigan. His contributions in creating running lanes and protecting the quarterback were essential in Notre Dame’s offensive success. His recognition as the Outland Trophy National Player of the Week is a well-deserved acknowledgment of his outstanding abilities. As the Fighting Irish continue their impressive season, Alt’s contributions in the trenches will undoubtedly remain a key factor in their pursuit of success on the football field.

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S.K. Patrick is a sports journalist from Louisville, Ky with over 5 years of sports journalism experience. Patrick graduated from the University of Louisville with his BA in mass communications and a minor in marketing. Patrick has been part of Louisville's local sports community for several years. He’s a former high school football player and little league football coach. Patrick has covered press conferences and games for U of L’s Sports Information Office. He now covers the ACC, along with Western Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati. He has reported on Rick Pitino, Bobby Petrino, Jimbo Fisher, Roy Williams, Mike Krzyzewski, and many others. Professionally he has covered the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.

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