Everything You Need To Know About Notre Dame Prior To Saturday’s Matchup
No. 15 Georgia (1-0) takes on No. 24 Notre Dame (1-0) at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame are a 4.5 point favorite to beat the Bulldogs.
Notre Dame hasn’t won a big game since about 2012 when they beat Oklahoma. This has many fans dissatisfied with the results of the past few seasons. Because of this, it’s no secret that Brian Kelly is on the hot seat. If Notre Dame doesn’t win this game, his seat is just going to get hotter.
With that being said, here’s everything you need to know about the team from South Bend, Indiana.
They’ve got three running backs that they’re going to use to wear down the Georgia defense. First up is Josh Adams. He’s a junior who has been contributing consistently since his freshman year. He rushed for over 500 yards last year and averages around nine yards per carry.
Dexter Williams is another guy the Georgia defense will have to take care of. Williams totaled six carries for 124 yards and one touchdown last week.
The third running back goes by the name of Tony Jones Jr. The Fighting Irish will utilize him mostly in the red zone.
Protecting these three backs is a very strong offensive line. Notre Dame has two guys right now on the left side of the line that will most likely be playing on Sundays. Not to say that the Fighting Irish won’t go right, but they definitely favor that left side a lot.
One thing the Bulldogs don’t have to worry about as much is the Notre Dame receivers. They will have to focus more on the four or five tight-ends that they will use.
Something the Bulldog defense should be worried about is quarterback Brandon Wimbush. He’s a first year starter, but he’s in his junior year and is very familiar with the offense. If Wimbush can settle in and be more than just a game manager for his backs, then he will be a serious threat. He can run the ball, too.
The Georgia defense showed excellent strength last week against Appalachian State. But this weekend will be the true test of just how good that front seven really is.