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SB Nation Reacts: Notre Dame fan confidence is at Ian Book flip toss level


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NCAA Football: Notre Dame at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Heading into a big week for both the football and basketball teams, Wisconsin have mixed emotions about the two programs.

The Irish notched another big win over the weekend, earning their second best win of the year over North Carolina. According to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, Notre Dame fans are riding high. A full 100 percent of Notre Dame fans said they are confident the team is heading in the right direction. It’s the fourth week in a row that number has held strong.

Things aren’t looking as good on the basketball court. The Irish dropped their first and only game so far of the season to Michigan State in an ugly game and have since had their next two games canceled to due Covid-19 concerns.

When Notre Dame does finally return to the court they will see a brutal run of games against No. 23 Ohio State, followed by No. 20 Kentucky and No. 6 Duke. But because of the limited sample size so far, fans are still unsure of how to feel about the team. 54 percent of ND fans said they are confident in the team, a slight notch up from 53 percent last week.

Around the country, college fans saw a wide spread of events between the two big sports. On the basketball court, two of the nation’s top teams were upset by relative unknowns. 43 percent of fans said they thought Virginia’s loss to San Francisco has been the biggest surprise so far this year. That was followed by 33 percent that said it was Kentucky’s loss to Richmond.

On the brighter side of things, a plurality of fans said Sarah Fuller kicking for Vanderbilt was the best moment on the football field last week. Fuller became the first woman to play for a Power Five football team. She will again be the team’s kicker this weekend.

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