Notre Dame is back in the win column.

The Fighting Irish defeated UNLV 44-21 on Saturday afternoon at Notre Dame Stadium. It was the Irish’s second home win of the season.

Here are 3 takeaways from Notre Dame’s big victory:

Logan Diggs is RB1

Notre Dame has used a rotation of running backs throughout the season, but Logan Diggs emerged as the primary ball-carrier in this game. He got 28 carries for 130 yards in the win.

Chris Tyree and Audric Estime both played, too, but combined for just 13 carries. However, both Tyree and Estime found the end zone in this win.

As a team, Notre Dame averaged 4.7 yards per carry as it was able to control the game from start to finish.

Michael Mayer is back

Notre Dame’s offense stalled last week after it was not able to find tight end Michael Mayer on numerous occasions.

That changed in a big way this week as Mayer made 6 catches for 115 yards and 1 touchdown. All of that production came before halftime — Notre Dame attempted just 8 total passes in the second half.

Mayer continues to be Notre Dame’s most consistent and most effective offensive weapon.

Isaiah Foskey’s career-day

All-American Isaiah Foskey had arguably the best game of his career and possibly the best statistical game any player will have in college football this season.

Foskey blocked 2 punts in the first quarter, but he wasn’t close to finished. On the defensive side of the ball, Foskey recorded 3 sacks, 3 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry.

It was a dominant performance by Foskey — and an important one as UNLV’s offense was able to move the ball at times on the Irish. Without his blocked punts or presence as a pass rusher, this game would have been much closer.

Notre Dame faces Syracuse next weekend.