Well, the prediction post this week is slightly less jovial thanks to the news of KeiVarae Russel being officially out for the year. The good news is that he plans to be back in 2015, but this is only the first domino of the five, so brace yourselves.
Anyways, we will certainly have more on that as more information becomes available, but until then, the show must go on. So we turn to Notre Dame facing off against North Carolina in an Admiral Ackbar special:
In all honesty though, at this point, the potential trap has been talked about since the preseason so I would hope the Irish would be better prepared than the Rebel Alliance against the second Death Star.
But those are my thoughts, what are yours? Come play along and use this handy little Google form to enter and see how you do against the HLS staff and other citizens of the Internet. Don’t worry if you’ve missed a week, there is still a lot of room to go, bonus points can be plentiful and you’d be surprised just how much the standings change every week.
Before we get to those standings, let’s take a look at my favorite predictions from the week:
Golson’s running a lot, over 100 yards. – Philly Kelly
Kelly, you were very wrong here, but you got everything else so right. Kelly becomes the second person to nail a perfect prediction so two bonus points for you!
Unlike past memories (think 2012 monsoon and goal line stand) the rain doesn’t really affect the cancer-causing field turf as it did in years past. Like 2012, Notre Dame’s defense rises to the challenge. Despite his kind words this week towards Everett, Shaw busts out with another mythical noise comment and official-blaming excuse for a loss. Make no mistake, Everett takes this team onto his back and wins the game single handedly. This is also a breakout game for Greg Bryant and Tori Hunter Jr. that ND fans have beeaiting so long for. – Pglass13
Point for nailing the Shaw noise complaint in your prediction. Well played.
Game goes back and forth all day. Cold and rainy. Irish D comes up big when needed and secures the W – Irishyoder1
Probably the most accurate of all the prediction notes. The defense did indeed come up big in the end as well with the final sack on Hogan. Enjoy your point.
May the BVM and our lads prove me wrong, but I am scared on this one. The Tree falls a little to late and the Irish comeback is stopped. – Davie Dave
Prayer answered! Bonus point…declined.
Everett Golson displays skills that baffle and amaze Tex. Tex immediately tears down his Tommy Fathead and starts writing hot takes on “the greatest quarterback since the Rees era.” 28-10 in a game that becomes known as Anti-Arbor Day. – @IrishMoonJ
Oh, I see that you’re still having fun with your jokes well after ND Fan Radio went off the air. Point for the joke because I must admit, I laughed.
On a rainy Saturday, Stanford will play us like they’ve always played us – straight up. But if David Shaw is like Paula Abdul and Harbaugh is Emilio Estevez, then Shaw’s best days are behind him. (side note : Harbaugh is a cold hearted snake)
The Cardinal will try to stifle the run to make Golson beat them with his arm. And we will indeed struggle to run the ball in the first half. Expect many tweets from fans taking a dump on our OL and others who inexplicably tweet for more running. Fortunately for us BK is a pro and he will not completely abandon the run and the run will be just good enough to keep things open for the pass game. We go into half up 14-10 and in second half the defense pitches a shutout and we get a touchdown on the ground from McDaniel and Brinza with insurance points at the end. Fuller and Carlisle with TDs in first half. – @tricerapops
Holy crap, this is art. Point!
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- Philly Kelly – 2 for perfect score
- SupermanTDJesus – 1 for Stanford score
- ManCaveQB – 1 for Stanford score
- @NDClock – 1 for ND score
- Pglass13 – 1 for prediction quote
- Irishyoder1 – 1 for prediction quote
- @IrishMoonJ – 1 for prediction quote
- @tricerapops – 1 for prediction quote
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I’m staying committed to the bit and, honestly, at this point, I’m kinda hoping he keeps his losing streak going for hilarity’s sake. The only game Gulliver has gotten right is Michigan and I can’t stay mad at the guy for that, even if he is 1-4 (2-3 ATS) and making me look like a fool for thinking this was a good idea.
Let’s see what he does this week.
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Texan by birth, Irish by choice.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Tex is a first-generation Domer and a former student manager. After graduation, he left the cold winters of South Bend behind and returned back to his home state with a computer engineering degree in tow. Missing the daily grind of working football practices and talking football with fellow Irish fans every day, he took to blogging, a path which eventually led him to Her Loyal Sons. Continuously diving into stats and game film, Tex strives to break down every aspect of Fighting Irish football--even though it's determined to kill him.