How’d we do last week?
As mentioned last week, I will feature the Most Interesting, Most Wildly Inaccurate, and Most Accurate Takes for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from the previous week. Here we go!
***Fortunately***, there were no college football games played last weekend so all takes were irrelevant.
And now onto the takes for this weeks matchup between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Virginia Tech Hokies
Chase Claypool has more catches, yards, and touchdowns of any game so far this season.
The Maple Bandit will be back in a huge way this weekend. He expressed in a tweet his unwavering confidence in quarterback, Ian Book, with a Teddy Roosevelt “Man in the Arena” quote.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Let’s ride, 12. pic.twitter.com/aWk3hEdbAv— Chase Claypool (@ChaseClaypool) October 31, 2019
If this doesn’t scream I am going to take souls this weekend, I don’t know what does. Claypool has been pretty incredible this year, but this week he blows the doors off of VT. Book will looks to get him to double digit catches before the 4th quarter. Look for this man to be playing with his hair and syrup on fire. #maplebandit #maplebandit
The Defense has 6+ Sacks
Virginia Tech’s quarterback Hendon Hooker is a definitely a dual threat. He has relied on his legs, but has been efficient with his arm as well after filling in for the turnover prone Ryan Willis. However, he had a pretty bad looking knee injury (only a hyper extension) against North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. Despite his apparent recovery, he will not be a full speed, and our defense will be. They will be hungry after giving more than 30 points for the first time under Clark Lea. They have something to prove against a dual threat quarterback who is hobbled, and thus more of a single threat. I think the entire defense plays heated all day, even if the Irish offense doesn’t come out firing.