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Notre Dame Football: Picks to Click - NC State Week

The Irish will need some big performances to earn in a win in Raleigh. Here’s who will step up.

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How last week’s picks fared

DeShone Kizer - 23/35, 471 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 9 rushes, 1 yard, 1 TD

Dexter Williams - 8 rushes, 80 yards, 1 TD, 2 receptions, 7 yards

C.J. Sanders - 4 receptions, 39 yards, 93 yard TD kick return

Donte Vaughn - CB

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I’m going to get a little exotic with my picks this week, and thats why you’re seeing Vaughn here with the first pick. At 6’2’’ 200 lbs. the freshman corner matches up well with really any wide receiver in the country. He’s played very well since garnering regular playing time in the Michigan State game. Look for the rookie to continue his strong play and get an interception against the Wolfpack.

Josh Adams - RB

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I know a lot of Irish fans aren’t very confident in the Irish running game right now, but they’re going to need to run the ball at some rate of success to pull out a W. I saw Adams catching some flack for running hesitantly against Syracuse, but he still ran for over 100 yards and 5.2 a carry. I like Adams to keep up his strong play and lead the Irish running attack.

Equanimeous St. Brown - WR

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Got to stay with the hot hand, right? St. Brown has been as advertised this year. He’s putting up Fuller-like numbers. He’s coming off a huge game against Syracuse and if there is a weakness of NC State’s defense it is their secondary. I know the weather conditions might not be conductive to throwing the ball, but I still like St. Brown to have a big game Saturday afternoon.