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Game Thread | Georgia Tech at No. 8 Notre Dame

November 19, 2021
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Georgia Tech (3-7) at No. 8 Notre Dame (9-1)

Notre Dame Stadium | 2:30 p.m. ET | NBC | Notre Dame -17 | O/U: 58

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Senior Day 

The end of the 2021 season isn’t going to be kind to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets enter Saturday’s game at Notre Dame on a four-game losing streak and will play Georgia next week to end the regular season. 

Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs is one of the finest running backs in the country and stopping him will be key, but the Yellow Jackets have little else as the sophomore leads the team in rushing and receiving. 

Notre Dame will need to manage Senior Day emotions early, but this also isn't a team that seems like they’ll play down to the competition with the College Football Playoffs still on the line. 

It could very well be the last game at Notre Dame Stadium for Kyren Williams and I expect the junior running back to have a big day. 

And mark it down. Lorenzo Styles will get a touchdown that counts this week. 


Five Players To Watch

Notre Dame DE Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa
After missing the Virginia game with the flu, expect him to be ready to go and finish his Notre Dame career with an exclamation point on Senior Day. 

Georgia Tech RB Jahmyr Gibbs
One of the best all-around backs in the country, Notre Dame should never kick it to him as a returner and make sure they never are in a bad matchup in the passing game against him. He is a gamebreaker if they give him a chance to be.

Notre Dame S Ramon Henderson
He has a breakout performance against Virginia and we get to see if he can carry that over to Georgia Tech. 

Georgia Tech LB Charlie Thomas
He makes an impact as a blitzer and has been one of the few bright spots on a disappointing defense. He leads their defense in Havoc and he'll need to provide plenty of it against the Irish.

Notre Dame DL Rylie Mills
Mills was too good stepping up in the absence of MTA not to see the field more this week. Tech has had injuries up front and the Notre Dame pass rush should be able to take advantage of that.


Quotes of the Week

Notre Dame QB Jack Coan: 
"To be honest, I'm going to try to soak it all in - my last one at Notre Dame Stadium. It's crazy how quick it's gone. It's going to be emotional, but I'll do my best to back those emotions and focus on the game." 

Notre Dame K Jon Doerer: 
"It happened faster than I thought it would when you're a sophomore or junior. You just don't see it coming that quickly. Now, that it's here, it's kind of unbelievable and I'm glad to be here." 

Notre Dame DL Kurt Hinish: 
"We've talked about it all week. Everyone remembers their last home game in college. We're going to play a really good opponent and we're not overlooking the opponent at all, but I'm excited for senior night." 

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly:
"This team has been focused week to week. What's important now is beating Georgia Tech. If we do that, we think we get one step closer. Beat Stanford and you get one step closer. 

"We're in the hunt. We're in the mix. That's what we try to do each and every year. This is about graduating champions and playing for championships. We go into late November with a chance to play for a championship and we're still on that journey. 

"Let's take care of business this week against Georgia Tech. Reassess the situation and there are a lot of teams in front of us that play each other. Let's go beat Georgia Teach and we get one step closer." 


For Your Nerves 

TEAM STATS Georgia Tech Notre Dame
Points Per Game 28.8 32.3
Points Allowed Per Game 30.2 20.5
Total Yards 401.3 396.6
Yards Passing 221.1 252.0
Yards Rushing 180.2 144.6
Yards Allowed 447.4 361.6
Pass Yards Allowed 271.9 227.6
Rush Yards Allowed  175.5 134.0

Game Thread | Georgia Tech at No. 8 Notre Dame

33,134 Views | 356 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by ND_Chelu
tvanp63
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Wow Lugg!
scUMsux
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Coan couldn't scramble an egg...
Wiggs4Irish
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Lugg moves like his feet are in cement.
REMND
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No quick strike. Coan is holding the ball and dancing in the pocket. His vision gets really bad after 2.5 seconds.
ejsjr
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Too bad Coan didn't look at Kyren on that first sack. After Kyren chipped a rusher he was wide open on the left flat & would have walked into the end zone.
ndsean44
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Yeah...if Fisher is healthy, he needs to play over Lugg. Maybe not this week, but DEFINITELY next week.

Not just playing for the future, but getting the best guy out there. Lugg ain't it.
pjcaulfield
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Get Lugg out of the game. Guy's terrible and continues to hurt us.
Dillon1986
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Hey at least that's the first time they scored on the opening drive even though only three points
CelticIrish
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Is there really no one on the team or even on campus that can kick the ball through the end zone
irishbronx
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So frustrating
mattfreeman
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Staff
JD BERTRAND.
ndSlaw
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Be sweet if that stands...!
TripperHarrison
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Some things never change. So comforting this season.
Rwolf101
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Seemed pretty clear it was a pass.
irishbronx
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That's a pass.
toliver0917
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"Scored on the opening drive for the first time in nine games"

That's absurd. A field goal to start is progress I guess. Maybe by year 14 we'll score field goals on the opening drive consistently.
Rwolf101
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Should be a 5 second review but of course it isn't.
Dillon1986
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That's a bad sign for their o-line
und63
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Holding on 51?
mattfreeman
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Staff
GT ball. Ruling confirmed.
nd1ttu2
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How about the hold the replay shows.
irishbronx
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While we are on the subject how did Kiser go from a Mike Frank favorite to a complete afterthought? On a recent power hour Kiser wasn't mentioned as a possible LB starter next year. I think he will surprise.
ejsjr
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I wonder if the ref peering into the replay screen saw that blatant hold right in front of his eyes?
mattfreeman
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Annnd Jack Kiser gets his touchdown.
Rwolf101
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Wow
Foskey made that happen but great heads up play by Kiser
REMND
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irishbronx said:

While we are on the subject how did Kiser go from a Mike Frank favorite to a complete afterthought. On a recent power hour Kiser wasn't mentioned as a possible LB starter next year. I think he will surprise.


Good timing.
Dillon1986
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wow that was dumb
irishbronx
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Atta boy!
TripperHarrison
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Awesome!!
ejsjr
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Kizer TD, The Sequel!
pbrad28
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That was great
ndSlaw
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Kiser smelling turnovers today
SWANSEA
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How about that one ref.
MattPaulND
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Notre Dame defense....7
Notre Dame offense.....3
Rwolf101
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Going to be a long day for GT if Irish front 7 can keep up this pressure
 
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