Notre Dame’s offense was on fire during Saturday’s 45-32 win over North Carolina.

It was an important win to capture and the offense helped put the game away. The offense completed 35 1st downs against North Carolina’s defense, which turned out to be the most since Notre Dame racked up 36 1st downs in 1974 against Army.

That stat is via Notre Dame PR:

It was a successful afternoon and the win redirected the course of the season for the Fighting Irish. North Carolina struggled getting its defense off the field. Notre Dame’s offense finished the game with a total of 576 yards. The constant success helped increase Notre Dame’s offensive numbers.

The offense rushed 51 times for 287 yards. Notre Dame’s rushing attack on Saturday was not as active as the game in 1974. Notre Dame running back Audric Estime carried the ball 17 times for a total of 134 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chris Tyree also had 15 carries, 80 rushing yards, and 1 touchdown.

Quarterback Drew Pyne put on a show. Pyne passed for 3 touchdowns and 289 yards. He completed 24/34 passes against North Carolina. Pyne needed to have a solid performance and he delivered. In his 1st start in Week 3, Pyne passed for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns against California.

Notre Dame will have this week off and will be back against BYU on Oct. 8.