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Notre Dame Football: Hot and Cold Takes For Northwestern

Get in your Takes and See How We Did Last Week!

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How’d we do last week?

Every week, I will feature the Most Interesting, Most Wildly Inaccurate, and Most Accurate Takes from the previous week. Here we go!


I love that IrishByChoice struggles so hard with Night Games. The 8PM starts are a killer, and now he will be staring at yet another night game. Your sacrifices are not going unnoticed, as the Irish have played great in your times of struggles. Good luck to you sir! Also, not that far off on your other takes.

Wildy Inaccurate

I’ll give you credit Clearwall, this was probably the hottest take I have ever seen. However, in a SHOCKING turn of events Notre Dame won the time of possession game, though to your credit, our efficiency was great.


SuperRonin coming in with the dynamite takes. We finished with 254 yards rushing and 3 TDs. Book Finished with 330 yards and 2 TDs to 9 different receivers. Justin Yoon didn’t kick, but other than that....Bravo.

And now onto the Takes for the upcoming matchup against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Northwestern Wildcats

Cold Take

Kevin Austin Takes a Big Step Forward

I loved what I saw last week when Austin took a slant 38 yards. He did not look like a freshman, but a FAST big bodied receiver. I think there will be a lot of (well deserved) attention on Miles Boykin from the Northwestern secondary, which allows Austin to get a few more touches than normal. I strongly believe that it will take a play like last week for things to finally click for the Freshman. He has big play potential, and look for him to make another big one this weekend, achieving career highs in both receptions and yards.

For your viewing pleasure:

Hot Take

The Irish Win by 20+

This has been a game that I circled back in August as a trap game. I thought Northwestern would be having a solid season, though losing 2 out of 4 games leading up to the Irish. However, they’ve won 4 in a row, which in a way calms my nerves. Notre Dame is fully expecting a battle and will not sleep walk into this game. On top of that, it is a prime time matchup, in which the Irish have dominated thus far. Our offense is just starting to tap into its potential with a new solid offensive line group, Jafar Armstrong and Dexter Williams playing together, and Ian Book being extremely efficient distributing the football. All of these factors make me believe that Notre Dame explodes onto the scene in Evanston and solidify their College Football Playoff Ranking. Furthermore, our Defensive Line has the opportunity to have a field day going after Clayton Thorson. Lets get after it!

Your Takes: Please leave your takes below (hot, cold medium-any temp). I will feature the Top Takes next week. GO IRISH!