Dexter Williams was the difference in the Notre Dame football win over Virginia Tech.
Notre Dame football moved to 6-0 on the season after a big win on the road against the Hokies, 45-23. The defense, once again, kept this game controlled throughout while the offense struggled in the first half — which I thought would happen on the road.
One guy who had the juice all game long — no matter the outcome of the play — was the juice man himself, Dexter Williams. Man oh man, was he a massive boost to this offense after missing the first four games with a suspension.
He is probably Notre Dame’s best athlete offensively and quite honestly could be the best athlete on the team all together.
No doubt Dexter Williams was the offensive player of the game. Williams carried the ball 17 times for 178 yards and added 3 touchdowns on the night. The game completely shifted when Dexter took a handoff 97 yards to the house. The Irish came out after halftime with a one-point lead that really felt like Virginia Tech was the one winning the game — thanks to a nonexistent second quarter by the offense. Williams changed that when he shot out of the backfield like a rocket.
The Irish offense never looked back.
Williams would score late in the game on another big run for a 31-yard touchdown to give the Irish some big insurance points.
This was probably one of the easiest picks to date for the player of the game. Well deserved, Dex!
Once Notre Dame gets Jafar Armstrong back, I still don’t see how you can take touches away from Dexter. He needs to get 15-20 touches a game — that’s how special of an athlete he is — and he honestly could be in discussion each week for offensive player of the game.
It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out, but what matters most right now is that the Irish head home undefeated and look to take down Pittsburgh (3-3) next Saturday afternoon.