The Irish started off with a bang in week one, and in turn so did my picks to click.
How last week’s picks fared
Brandon Wimbush - QB - 17/30, 184 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 12 rush, 106 yds, 1 TD
Daelin Hayes - DE - 4 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack
Jerry Tillery - DT - 4 tackles
Picks to Click
Equanimeous St. Brown - Junior - WR
I like St. Brown in this week’s matchup. Georgia’s best corner, Malkom Parrish, is expected not to play and while Georgia’s defense is the strength of their team, the secondary is not the strength of the defense. With his size and speed, St. Brown is a matchup nightmare. For Brandon Wimbush to get in a groove, throw to EQ early and often, early and often.
Josh Adams/Offensive Line
I’m going with a two-for-one pick here. If the offensive line has a good game, then so does Adams and vice-versa. Notre Dame’s o-line received a bunch of hype in the offseason and they backed up against Temple. Georgia on the other hand is a different animal, as they have one of the best front sevens in the country. That said, I think Notre Dame’s offensive line will let you know if you’re good or not. Adams and Co. will be the beneficiaries. Don’t expect 400 rushing yards again, but if the Irish can sniff the 200 yard mark I like their chances.
Nyles Morgan - Senior - MLB
With the loss of Jacob Eason and having to start freshman Jake Fromm, I imagine Georgia will try and rely on Nick Chubb and Sony Michel as much as possible. This is where I think Morgan can play a factor. He should be able to disrupt any type of flow in the middle of the field, as well as getting into gaps to slow down the Dawgs running game. He did lead the team in tackles last week, but Morgan still didn’t play his best game. Expect him to raise his game this week in what could be a telling game for the Irish.
Who do you think will stand out for the Irish this week? Let us know in the comment section below!