The Irish beat Washington yesterday. The defense remains spectacular, although they gave up some key penalties. In spite of the 38 points, the offense was inconsistent. They were unstoppable in the first half, and unable to move the ball in the second half. (The lone second half touchdown came on a very fast drive enabled by one big play - a 50 yard reception by McKnight.) Quinn's timing was definitely off in the second half as he kept missing open receivers.
If the offense can demonstrate consistency, this could be a great team. They have the defense to do it. The offense is young and improving week to week. If the offense continues to mature this team will give USC a run for it on November 27.