The Irish are looking to pull away from the Orange, and Dexter Williams is doing his part. Syracuse has committed to stopping run this afternoon, meaning that most of the big plays have come through the air. The Irish got there first big play on the ground that wasn’t a DeShone Kizer rushing touchdown when Dexter Williams reversed field and found an opening. Take a look:
He might be gone indeed. That’s 59 yards for Dexter Williams, who has emerged as a playmaker behind Josh Adams at running back. Even with the struggles of the Notre Dame defense, Irish fans should be happy with what their offense is doing. 544 total yards, 435 through the air and 109 on the ground is the kind of stat line offenses need to have against inferior defenses if they want to be considered “great”. Things might not be as bleak as we all thought they were.