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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Notre Dame Icon Video vs Florida State is Must See

This was the first game I've ever attended where I couldn't stand the cold but more than happy to be at Notre Dame Stadium.  I knew the brisk temperatures would work in Notre Dame's favor as soon as I saw the ND players shirtless warming up.  Granted FSU is currently an awful 4-6 team but I could see as soon as they got off the bus to walk into Notre Dame stadium that they wanted no part of the mid 20's weather.  Notre Dame, even with starter Ian Book out,  was led by senior Brandon Wimbush and helped lead a dominating performance from start to finish on Senior Night.

Notre Dame currently stands at 10-0 and will more than likely be at #3 in the College Football Playoff Rankings Show tonight on ESPN after the impressive 42-13 win over FSU.  Seniors like Jerry Tillery, Drue Tranquill and Te'von Coney went out in style on Saturday and deserve recognition for making the hard but ultimately right decisions to not leave early for the NFL and return for their final season.  All 3 have been dynamite this season for first year defensive coordinator Clark Lea's defense.

On offense you have to give props to of course Wimbush, Dexter Williams and Alize Mack for all battling through various obstacles and staying with ND.  All 3 seniors balled out on offense with FreeDex going for over 200 yards against a stingy FSU defense and Mack catching two spectacular TDs toward the back of the endzone.  And what about Wimbush who despite being benched for Book earlier this season kept his head up, didn't transfer or pout, and remained an engaged and encouraging teammate.  It shows the class and character of Wimbush who went on to throw for 3 TDs Saturday night.

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Up next for the Irish are the #12 Syracuse Orangemen.  Cuse comes in hot with a top 7 scoring offense.  This game is part of the Shamrock Series and will be played at Yankees Stadium.  ND has to win out this week and next week at USC in order to make the college football playoffs for the first time in program history.  

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