Ian Book goes for 300+ passing yards
Notre Dame has changed everything this season by replacing Brandon Wimbush with Book after a 3-0 start. Now Book is giving the Irish everything they could ask for.
The quarterback leads the country in passing completion at 76.5 percent and is only getting more and more accurate. Book has completed 81.3 percent and 81.8 percent of his passes in the last two games.
His 27 completions for 330 yards against Navy was a career high for the junior. Book is moving in the right direction at the right time for the Irish. Notre Dame has had a “November problem”, struggling in the last month of the season for a while. Book’s precise arm could change that.
While Northwestern has been solid at slowing down many teams’ rushing attack, the passing game has been a different story.
Teams have a 62 percent completion rate against the Wildcats, which is much lower than the rate Book has been. Still, only one team has thrown for over 300-yards, being Michigan State.
At the rate Book is going, he could end up finding himself having another career day.
The Irish may need it, too. Knowing that the run game could struggle, it may be up to Book and the receivers to save the day on the offensive side of the ball.
The Wildcats have a solid defensive line and may find ways to pressure Book, but as we have seen so far this season, he not only looks comfortable in that position, he excels.
If Book can take advantage of the secondary, this game could be a very comfortable victory for the Irish.