Notre Dame’s run defense has been a mess, unable to match up with the Cardinals’ speed and looking hopelessly lost in its run fits and fundamentals.Notre Dame’s run fits are all over the place.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 3, 2019This is wild. Notre Dame’s defense isn’t even touching these dudes— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 3, 2019Jet sweeps, option game, QB runs … all stuff that was discussed in my 3 observations today. So far, the Notre Dame defense doesn’t looked prepared to stop it. Adjustments are needed …. quickly.— Bryan Driskell (@BGI_CoachD) September 3, 2019The losses of #NotreDame linebackers Drue Tranquill and Te’Von Coney are kind of evident at this point.Louisville 14Notre Dame 7Game Day Chat: https://t.co/Te5YqhdrBc #IrishIllustrated @247Sports— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) September 3, 2019Fortunately for the Irish, their offense is also running the ball at will. They’ve scored twice on the ground and are averaging 10 yards per carry.The score is 14-14 at the end of the first quarter.Get to a TV and put on ESPN. SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 13: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly stands in the tunnel in front of his team before the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)Notre Dame is ranked No. 9 in the country, but the Fighting Irish lost some major players on defense from last year’s team.It is showing through one quarter of play at Louisville. The Cardinals went 2-10 last season, but they are gashing the Irish on defense tonight.After falling behind 7-0 in the first three minutes of the game, Louisville has scored with ease on back-to-back possessions.New Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield is deploying his quarterback Jawon Pass as a runner, and he’s carried four times for 49 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Running back Javian Hawkins has 71 yards on eight rushes.