Second-placed Ohio State beat fifth-placed home in the second half at the Notre Dame rally

No. 2 Ohio hit No. 5 Notre Dame defense and didn't get out until late in the fourth quarter

The end result in a 21-10 victory can be explained either way

Third-year quarterback CJ Stroud completed 70.5% of his efforts for 223 yards and two touchdowns, but averaged 6.6 yards per attempt

OSU held the game to 14 games, 95 yards away, including 10 consecutive plays

This took more than seven minutes off the clock, putting the Buckeyes ahead by 11 points, with 4:51 remaining

Here are three win notes that will play a key role in determining the final look for this year's college football matches

Jim Knowles, who led a unit that finished first in the Big 12 and was allowed per game at the national level last season

Notre Dame averaged 9.8 yards per throw, thanks to completing 30 yards or more

The Irish would only convert three of those 13 attempts