Well folks, I wanted to get these Notre Dame predictions up earlier than this, but life/work happened. So let’s just get straight to it.
Here’s how to play (and even if you’ve missed previous weeks, you should still join in!):
- Fill out this form (comment section won’t count because I’m lazy/get too busy/forget)
- Your score predictions and weekly prop are each good for one point, with a bonus point for nailing things exactly
- The quote section is optional, but could get you bonus points and quoted here.
So let’s get to the quotes and bonus points:
This game will be over in….
…a minute, man.
(camera pans to CJ Prosise in the driver seat of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat parked at the 9 yard line, facing 11 human-sized maroon sheets of paper)
(Hard cut to black, Sopranos finale-style) – SupermanTDJesus
Like I said last week, I typically don’t give HLS staff bonus points, but tihs is just too good.
1 special teams TD
2 forced turnovers
Brian Kelly actually laughs/smiles – Jzgrabik
You called the special teams TD, that alone earns you the bonus point.
After forgetting to submit a prediction last week, due to high anxiety leading into the game, I expect a big win. People here on campus keep trying to remind me of Northwestern from last year, but Massachusetts is a whole different level of bad (look at advanced statistics for goodness sakes). But I digress. I expect Wimbush to play a good amount on Saturday. Kelly is trying to be Lou Holtz, but he knows this is the worst team he’s faced since becoming head coach here. This is a great chance for plenty of player development, which Jay Hayes should have realized. Nevertheless, expect a strong showing for the Irish, similar to Rice from last year, because Fropahnafel (or whatever) is good and Sharpe could play on Sundays, which will lead to some Minutemen points. – IrishMann313
Citing sports math and refusing to buy into the fears that last year provided? Well done, sir. Also “Fropahnafel (or whatever)” cracked me up.
Notre Dame drops the Minutemen with a UMassacre 52-14. – IrishJimmy
How did #UMassacre not becoming a thing? We failed. You didn’t.
The Irish are coming! The Irish are coming! Hooves clatter down cobbled Boston streets. In the inky dark, lights come on, sputtering as matches crack in shaking hands. Nervous eyes fly from the light to the Old North Church. What was it they said? One if by Prosise, Two if by Fuller? That was it. That was it.
Far from the city center, across rolling hills topped by trees turned orange and gold, across creeks clittering and splattering over green, mossy stones, amid houses and a church of stark white clapboards, the green common square was buzzing with activity. Fires popped and smoked and flamed below cast iron pots of coffee and boiling water for bandages. Smiths sharpened bayonets and swords and banged hammers on anvils. The pings and pangs cracked across the common and echoed through the trees.
Farmers and coopers were turned out from their breakfasts, muskets at their sides. Many a man’s wife or dog had followed and the dogs ran between the ranks and the women huddled by the church and chittered in small groups. Many dabbed tears from their cheeks. Children either played, or cried, and some did both, as the older ones explained to the younger ones what they thought might happen.
And then the Irish arrived. Kizer’s host in their golden helmets, the sun now risen, gleaming and glinting. Bagpipes bleated and moaned, trumpets and drums crashed. They marched onto the field and at the Minutemen.
Officers shouted to take aim and fire, but it was too late, and their voices too few and too meek and too quaking. Frohnapfel fell first, Sheldon Day standing over him, roaring his bloodlust. Rodney Mills fell next and Khary Bailey-Smith turned and fled the growing massacre.
It was over quickly. The Irish won 59-10. – BayouIrish
Again, I usually don’t give staff points, but holy hell this is impressive. Score might be wrong (close though), but this is absolutely incredible.
ND starts out hot and heavy on the run as CJ clears 100 yards before the end of the first quarter. A late 2nd quarter interception on our side of the field gives Umass a FG before the half. BK turns into the purple Hulk as the team starts to celebrate at the half and we go full Texas Tech Air Raid Offense. Wimbush puts 3 TDs of his own on the board as we cruise to our first true rout since the “37-0 Forever In Our Hearts” game vs Michigan. – SKRONGman
I had to double-check the timestamp because calling C.J. for over 100 yards in the first quarter and having the INT called is just all kinds of incredible.
Last Week’s Results
Doing something new this week as many people asked to see how they did. I’m going to try to find a way to share the full results and not just the points, but we will take the baby steps for now.