Welcome back Loyal Sons and Daughters to HLS Videos with ya boi SupermanTDJesus! Boy that opener was a rough one, but I am not without hope, as I feel that in spite of their Defensive struggles, this Notre Dame team has shown promise. What better way to bounce back than a decent little stroll through Nevada? Just what the doctor ordered!
DeShone Kizer came out as the number one man, and even though he turned the ball over, he did NOT do so in the red zone (I KNOW OMG) which cannot be overstated. I’m happy either way, as Notre Dame managed to bounce back and walk away with a decent 39-10 home victory over the Wolf Pack. Sadly, the Irish lost Shaun Crawford to yet another season-ending injury, this time to a torn achilles. I’m honestly not entirely certain it didn’t happen when he jumped up in celebration/frustration after the play. What I do know is that no matter how you slice it, it is a devastating blow to this already thin Notre Dame secondary. We will see how the team bounces back against #12 Michigan State next week. I hope he has a speedy and healthy recovery, and can’t wait to see him ball out next year.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Malik Zaire saw mop up action effectively for the entire second half, and was honestly (as much as it pains me to say) not all too impressive. He managed just one scoring drive, and the fourth quarter effectively belonged to the Wolf Pack, albeit in a losing effort. All in all, the fact that the team was even in position to put Zaire in and let the game clock roll without issue is comforting enough for me to feel good heading into the coming weeks. We will see if in the end I eat my words though (please God spare me, my heart and liver cannot take it.)
With that, here are the highlights of the game! GO IRISH! BEAT SPARTY!!