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Published: Sun, September 20, 2015
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Odds


Two ranked teams will get together on Saturday in Week 3 of the NCAA Football season.  The defense also stopped Notre Dame on all 10 of its third down plays, although the Fighting Irish were 2 for 3 on fourth down, with one conversion coming on the winning drive.

New quarterback, but same old routine. This was a loss Notre Dame couldn't afford, because last year's starting quarterback transferred to Florida State, so they don't have a lot of depth at the position. Now he has to do it Saturday, and next Saturday, and every week through the end of November.

Kelly said the Irish won't be running their offense any differently with Kizer, saying he was recruited because he fit Kelly's system. "We'll do some things a little bit differently with him than we did with Malik". He said players just need to understand and perform their assignments.

Johnson also announced that John Leglue would take over all of the long snapping duties after Tulane again struggled with punt snaps against Georgia Tech.

That bodes well when the Jackets go up against the Irish defense who started playing very well against Virginia but then got torn up by the Cavs after the first quarter. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to have to figure out how to win without their top quarterback, after his season ending injury last week. "Generally, the ones that happen in practice probably hurt the most", Kelly said. However, that game turned out to be a bigger nightmare than most Notre Dame fans could have imagined. And we lost Malik today.

On the season, Notre Dame averages 260.0 yards in passing and 233.5 yards in rushing.

Notre Dame's record at home against teams ranked in the Top 25 under Brian Kelly. "We just don't feel like we were getting the blocking necessary", Kelly said. We didn't get the stop we needed and it was time for me to take over. The Irish will get to host Georgia Tech and USC in addition to visiting Clemson.

This may not be a situation where the quarterback has to simply manage an offense, like Everett Golson did in 2012.

"This offense is going to score points", Kelly said. "We're pumped up for it".

Yes, their offense is stuck in the 1940s as GT likes to forward pass as much as I like to call Bank of America, Comcast or Verizon to speak with a "service" representative.

Kizer was a four-star prospect out of Toledo, Ohio where he played for Central Catholic High School. He was kicking off the first week of the rest of his life by visiting the ailing former starter in the hospital, steadying his mind because lightning had, somehow, stuck twice. We'll find out how serious Notre Dame can be about making the playoff with Kizer as its quarterback Saturday afternoon. Stanley spoke to the media for the first time since the teaser aired and talked about why he couldn't be captain: "I can reveal it was for parking reasons, but I can't say anything else".

 

Kizer himself has avoided any mention of the defending champs, trying to just get through this next obstacle in his way, this one No. 14 Georgia Tech, the reigning Orange Bowl champions. "I knew once he (came) into my office that he had made his decision".

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