Notre Dame Offensive Grades vs. Virginia

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Sep 12, 2015; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver William Fuller (7) scores the game-winning touchdown past Virginia Cavaliers cornerback Maurice Canady (26) with twelve seconds left in the fourth quarter at Scott Stadium. The Fighting Irish won 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers: B

Get open. That’s what you’re told as a receiver when you start playing back yard football. It sounds simple right? Just get open and be ready to catch a pass. When Zaire was flushed out of the pocket, our receivers looked like they quit running on some plays. On other plays, they gave in to the defensive backs and accepted that they weren’t going to get any separation. That’s not what you want out of your receivers in any situation. If you’re offense is struggling to move the ball, the urgency to get open should be at an all-time high.

Will Fuller had another phenomenal game hauling in five passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. He now moves in to the sixth place on Notre Dame’s receiving touchdown record books after another multi-touchdown game. The biggest play was the 39-yard touchdown pass Kizer completed down the field to Fuller. It was a perfectly placed pass that Fuller was able to run under and catch right in the endzone.

Whenever Fuller gets shutdown, one of the other receivers have to step as the primary threat, and right now, I’m not sure if I can trust any other receiver to be that guy.

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