Notre Dame’s offensive issues continued in the first half against Cal on Saturday afternoon.

The Fighting Irish managed just 1 touchdown drive before the break.

Notre Dame’s first 5 drives — before ultimately finding the end zone — gained a total of 16 yards when adjusted for penalties. Notre Dame also lost a fumble in that span.

The Fighting Irish committed 4 false starts in the first half and all 4 came on 3rd down.

Notre Dame averaged just 3.8 yards per play in the first half. The offense gained only 118 total yards and 6 first downs.

Quarterback Drew Pyne, making his first career start, completed 7-of-12 passes for 57 yards and 1 touchdown in the first half. His lone TD pass was to running back Chris Tyree, who had 12 touches before the break.

At the end of the first half, Notre Dame was trailing Cal 10-7. This continued the trend of Notre Dame’s offense struggling after losses in the first 2 weeks to Ohio State and Marshall.

Here’s some of the reaction to Notre Dame’s first half on offense: