The Notre Dame football team takes on Virginia Tech on Saturday night, and here are three reasonable expectations against the Hokies.
It is time for the Notre Dame football team to get back on the winning track, and they will attempt to do so against the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday night. Their last time out, the Irish looked sluggish on offense, losing pretty convincingly to the Cincinnati Bearcats, and will now go on the road to take on the Hokies inside Lane Stadium.
This has the potential to be a very close game, and here, we look at three reasonable expectations for the Irish in Week 6.
Notre Dame football: 3 Reasonable expectations for the Irish in Week 6
Getting push along the offensive line
The Irish have struggled in a big way in terms of the offensive line all season long, and a lot of it started when Blake Fisher was hurt early on. Since then, they have been horrible at protecting the quarterback or creating lanes for the running backs, something that has to be fixed against this Virginia Tech team.
Playing the Hokies on the road is a challenge, but one that the Irish should certainly be up for. Virginia Tech has a solid defense, and their defensive line is strong, but you have to think that at some point this Irish offensive line is going to start putting good drives together. With so much talent at the skill positions, Notre Dame football has to be able to score points, and it is not too much to expect a solid game from the OL in this one.