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Notre Dame Football: Depth Chart for NC State

The Irish get Martini and Williams back ahead of a huge showdown against the Wolfpack.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at North Carolina State Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The N.C. State Wolfpack heads to South Bend on Saturday riding a five-game win streak, a 6-1 record, and the #14 ranking in the AP Poll. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off of a 49-14 beatdown of rival USC. That’s some turnaround. Here are the depth charts for Saturday.

Notre Dame Offensive Depth Chart VS NC State

WR TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR RB QB
WR TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR RB QB
Equanimeous St. Brown Durham Smythe Mike McGlinchey Quenton Nelson Sam Mustipher Alex Bars Tommy Kraemer Cameron Smith Chase Claypool Josh Adams Brandon Wimbush
Miles Boykin Alize Mack Liam Eichenberg Joshua Lugg Trevor Ruhland Hunter Bivin Robert Hainsey Michael Young Chris Finke Dexter Williams Ian Book
Nic Weishar OR CJ Sanders OR Tony Jones Jr. Montgomery VanGorder
OR Brock Wright OR Deon McIntosh
OR Cole Kmet

After missing the last three games, Brian Kelly said that he expects running back Dexter Williams to be 100 percent against NC State. It was, apparently, a conscious effort to not play Williams until he was 100 percent, and Notre Dame fans got a glimpse of what Tony Jones Jr. and Deon McIntosh could do with increased carries. It’s all helped along, of course, by the dominance of the Notre Dame offensive line and the fine running of Josh Adams. We’ll see if Dexter gives the Irish any explosive plays this Saturday.

Notre Dame Defensive Depth Chart VS NC State

CB FS ROVER DE DT NG DE BUCK MIKE SS CB
CB FS ROVER DE DT NG DE BUCK MIKE SS CB
Julian Love Nick Coleman Drue Tranquill Daelin Hayes Jonathan Bonner Jerry Tillery Jay Hayes Greer Martini Nyles Morgan Jalen Elliott Nick Watkins
Shaun Crawford Isaiah Robertson Asmar Bilal OR Andrew Trumbetti Myron Tagovailola-Amosa Kurt Hinish OR Andrew Trumbetti OR Te'von Coney Jamir Jones Devin Studstill Donte Vaughn
Troy Pride Jr. Julian Okwara Micah Dew-Treadway Brandon Tiassum Khalid Kareem
Ade Ogundeji

Similar to Williams, Greer Martini is expected to be back for the Fighting Irish defensive unit. When you see a returning starter demotes a guy who won awards for his play in fill-in duty as a starter, you start to see the talent the Notre Dame defense (and particularly the linebackers) has. We’ve been seeing the stars from the recruiting services for our defensive hauls over the past four years, but it looks like Mike Elko is finally turning potential into productivity.

Notre Dame Special Teams Depth Chart VS NC State

KO PK P LS HOLDER PR KR
KO PK P LS HOLDER PR KR
Justin Yoon Justin Yoon Tyler Newsome John Shannon Motgomery VanGorder Chris Finke CJ Sanders
Jonathan Doerer Jonathan Doerer Jeff Riney Nic Weishar Tyler Newsome CJ Sanders Michael Young

Punter Tyler Newsome has done some really good work this year, including this gem. The punt coverage team also created a turnover that led directly to a touchdown on Saturday against USC. This is a unit that, in the event of a close game (which may be a likely scenario this weekend), could provide a game-changing play.