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!
Thats Captain Liam Eichenberg to you!
Literally ALL OF US. We were collectively pretty bad, but at least we were all bad together!
NDFanDan-I spared your hot take because we were all so bad, but credit to you for saying defense hold to under 14. What a fun performance out of that crew.
And now onto the takes between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Pittsburgh Panthers
Notre Dame has the Most Sacks They’ve Had All Year.
This defense is really good. Like. Really good. Despite their domination, they didn’t have a sack last week against Louisville, and that should light a fire across that this unit. Pitt is most likely going to again be without quarterback Kenny Pickett, relying on backup Joey Yellen. Yellen looked ok last week, but doesn’t have the experience of Pickett, and Clark Lea will try to throw a lot of different looks at him. Look for some creative blitzes and some pressures from Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah as well as the return of Isaiah Foskey off the edge. Hopefully these pressures lead to some errant or rushed throws.....and our DBs have some new gloves...
Notre Dame has More Passing Yards than Rushing Yards
Pitt is going to stack the box. They are going to challenge the Irish to throw against them. This week the Irish step up to the plate and will come out on a mission. I don’t think Ian Book burns the house down, but we will see some plays out of guys that should be making plays. I am also NOT saying abandon the run at all, but saying the passing game should have some favorable matchups. This will be a big week from Tommy Tremble and or Michael Mayer, and (hopefully) any WR. Last week, Pitt left Miami’s tight ends streaking a few times, so look for Book to take advantage of his freaks. Also, he’s left them wide open a few times already, but he won’t miss them this week.