The Notre Dame football team takes on Syracuse in Week 9, and the Orange QB, Garrett Shrader, is definitely going to be a tough assignment for the defense.
On Saturday, the Notre Dame football team will take on the Syracuse Orange in a game that should go down to the wire. Syracuse has been outstanding this season, getting off to a 6-1 start, and their only loss has come against a top-5 team in the Clemson Tigers.
Syracuse signal-caller Garrett Shrader is a huge reason for the team’s success this season, as he is getting the job done on the ground, and through the air. Shrader has breathed new life into this Orange program, and on Saturday, he has to be priority No. 1 for this Notre Dame football defense.
To date, Shrader has tossed 13 touchdowns against only four interceptions, but three of them have come in the last two games. He also has rushed for 371 yards and six touchdowns this season, displaying the kind of do-everything skill set that could be a problem for Notre Dame Saturday afternoon.
One way of stopping him will be to get pressure, something Clemson did in a big way in their 27-21 victory this past weekend.
Notre Dame football needs to get pressure early and often
The Irish have the talent up front to dominate this game in the trenches, and we have seen dominant performances from up and down this defensive line. Isaiah Foskey has solidified himself as a first-round pick with his play in recent weeks, and if he can get the edge against this Orange offensive line, he could make it very tough for Shrader.
Clemson sacked him five times on Saturday, the Irish must follow suit in Week 9.
The Notre Dame football team hits the road in Week 9 to take on the Syracuse Orange, their second ranked opponent in the last three games.
Shrader and this Syracuse offense have been great all season long, and they had the Tigers on the ropes this past weekend. For the Irish, they must follow the blueprint they had against star BYU signal-caller Jaren Hall, getting into his face early, forcing a turnover, and turning this game in their favor.
If they can do that, why not an upset victory for the Irish?