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ISD Game Predictions: Georgia Tech

November 19, 2021
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It’s Friday, and that means game prediction time once again.  The 9-1 Irish are playing to keep their playoff hopes alive.  Georgia Tech is trying to get back in the win column again.  Which team will come out on top Saturday?  

Mike Frank

This should be a comfortable win for Notre Dame on Saturday.  The Irish are simply better on both sides of the ball, and they have something left to play for.  

I think we see the playbook and playing time expand for Tyler Buchner this week, and more heroics from what should’ve been the final push for Kyren Williams’ Heisman campaign.  

Defensively, Marcus Freeman and the Irish defense have shown all year they can stop any offense that has just a few stars, and I don’t think this week will be any different.  

Notre Dame 35, Georgia Tech 13

John Brice

It’s been a season of steady improvement for the Fighting Irish, and one of disappointment for Georgia Tech. 

Now, so much rests in front of Notre Dame. 

Plus it’s Senior Day. 

Double Senior Day, really. 

The Irish have not allowed a touchdown in more than 8 quarters on defense — almost 128 minutes to be precise — and keep improving, even in adversity. 

Offensively, Tommy Rees has remade the group’s identity and found success. 

It all continues. 

Notre Dame 38, Georgia Tech 7

Christian McCollum

Brian Kelly was not lying when he talked about Georgia Tech being a talented team, but the Yellow Jackets just aren’t able to put it together right now to match up with a squad like the Irish.

Jack Coan and Kevin Austin continue their connection while Kyren Williams proves again he’s one of the nation’s top backs as Notre Dame closes out the home portion of its schedule and Senior Day with a victory.

The Irish defense is just dominant, shutting down a Yellow Jacket attack  that features some of the ACC‘s most dynamic weapons.

Notre Dame 31, Georgia Tech 10

Matt Freeman 

Notre Dame needs to stop Jahmyr Gibbs as he's one of the most explosive players in the country. The Irish did a good job a year ago as they held Gibbs to 14 carries for 61 yards as a true freshman. 

For Notre Dame's offense, it's simple. Keep doing what they've done over the last month. Run the ball and find ways to attack vertically when the opportunity presents itself. Tommy Rees has done a good job of installing wrinkles throughout the year and last week it was getting Braden Lenzy and Lorenzo Styles involved on reverses. 

Notre Dame 34, Georgia Tech 13

Jamie Uyeyama 

A team that only has pride to play for and has a defense that has been trending in the wrong direction over the last six weeks is not the kind of team that I believe can come into South Bend and win in November. Even if they get some big plays from Jahmyr Gibbs and Jeff Sims plays and plays well, that still won't be enough when you consider the other holes on their team.

For some weird reason I think the Irish will start fast in this game, even though all the evidence points to that not being the case with them on offense. Notre Dame scores on the first possession and cruises to a fairly comfortable win.

Notre Dame 45, Georgia Tech 20

 

 

 
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