Gerad Parker and Notre Dame’s offense struggled mightily in the first half against Louisville on Saturday night.

The Fighting Irish managed just 7 points before the break, in-part because of a pair of turnovers in the first half. Sam Hartman threw his first interception of the season in the first quarter and he fumbled an exchange with receiver Chris Tyree late in the second quarter.

Parker, who is in his first year as Notre Dame’s offensive coordinator, took criticism from fans for the play call that resulted in the fumble.

Hartman had arguably his worst half in a Notre Dame uniform. He completed 11-of-17 passes for 128 yards, 1 touchdown and was at least partially responsible for 2 turnovers. A large chunk of his passing yardage — 36 yards — came one one pass to Jordan Faison for the Irish’s only touchdown of the half.

Audric Estime did not have a big impact on the game in the first half. He carried the ball 6 times for just 18 yards and did not catch a pass. Estime entered this game as college football’s leading rusher.

Five of Notre Dame’s first six drives ended in either a turnover or a punt. The Irish averaged just 4.6 yards per play in the first half, which is far below their season average of 7.42 entering this game.

Here’s some of the reaction from fans and media to Notre Dame’s struggles in the first half:

https://twitter.com/SpikeMal/status/1710822590829236383

https://twitter.com/michaelwhitfiel/status/1710820334599864816

https://twitter.com/ChrisWilliard17/status/1710820409744961812

https://twitter.com/oconnorkyle/status/1710820364891074758