Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans wondered if Audric Estime’s performance against Stanford had something to do with the Doak Walker snub. It did.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans were deservedly a bit angry when Audric Estime didn’t make the list of finalists for the Doak Walker Award. It turns out the running back had an issue with it as well.
In the first game after the announcement that Estime wasn’t still in the running, he took out his frustration. He ran for 234 yards against Stanford. He carried it 25 times. He looked like one of the best runningbacks in the country.
After the game, he admitted the snub gave him motivation.
“I found out the night before,” Audric Estime said after the game. “It was pretty hard. It was definitely a goal of mine but it wasn’t the end of the world at that point. We still had some football to play, which is all that matters and I just have a bunch of guys that rely on me. So, I couldn’t shut down no matter what. I just had to keep on going. I had to come in the next day at practice like nothing and just keep on rolling.”
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