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!
Don’t sleep on Frozen 2. I am heading with my nieces on Friday to “pay my dues” before a wonderful full day of college football on Friday.
This game was close was close at half....but ND ended up blowing them out in wonderful fashion.
Tabasco in the eye was SPOT ON. Unbelievable job by Clark Lea and the Notre Dame defense for shutting down two great college running backs.
(both of my takes but I don’t want to brag) BUT I had said career highs in catches for Finke and an Interception by Kyle Hamilton...just saying.
And now onto the takes between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Stanford Cardinal
Ian Book throws 30+ times, despite a driving rainstorm
History is not on Notre Dame’s side when it comes to offensive efficiency during rainstorms. I tend to block those weeks out of my mind.....but they’re always there. I do, however, think that Chip Long will get a bit creative with some screens and “toss passes” to get players in space. I also hope a chunk of the pass plays will be 50/50 balls to Chase Claypool, short throws to Chris Finke, and hooks/curls to Cole Kmet. Our running game has not been where it needs to be at all, so hopefully this take is wrong and Tony Jones Jr. can run down their throats.
The Notre Dame Defense forces 4+ turnovers
Sloppy game and an aggressive defense? Recipe for turnovers. I also think Stanford will go down by 2 touchdowns in the first half, forcing them to take to the air. I like Khalid Kareem Ade Ogundeji coming off of the edge, and of course Kyle Hamilton on the back end.