How last week’s picks fared
Greer Martini - 11 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Drue Tranquill - 4 tackles
Josh Adams - 12 carries, 73 yards, 1 reception, 1 yard
Greer Martini - LB
Another week, another option team. That means I’m going with Martini again. He always plays his best against option teams, and this week shouldn’t be any different. Last week against Navy he set a career high for tackles with 11, which also led the team. Look for more of the same against Army from Martini.
Julian Love - DB
Love suffered a concussion in the loss to Navy, but was cleared Wednesday to play this week against Army. Last week he got his first look at the option and excelled. The freshman defensive back racked up 8 tackles against Navy, which were third most on the team. Love has great football instincts. He doesn’t have to do too much thinking out there. He just plays. I like him to have another strong game this weekend, as the Irish try to improve to 4-5 and 8-0 in Shamrock Series games.
DeShone Kizer - QB
Kizer has to snap out of it one of these games, right? Even though the numbers looked good last week, he didn’t play that good of a game. He missed some throws when Notre Dame needed him to make some. He really hasn’t a strong game since Syracuse.
Kizer will be up against a tough challenge in Army’s defense. Statistically, Army ranks fairly well in all categories. Their sixth against the pass, 25th against the pass, and 13th in scoring. Yes, Notre Dame does boast a little more talent than Army’s other opponents, but as Navy showed us talent doesn’t mean squat. I like Kizer to rise to the challenge because he’s bound to snap out of this slump sooner or later.