Having lost five games over the season, they are mixed bag of potential upset and being the expected easy win.
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Notre Dame wrapped up a successful recruiting campaign yesterday cracking the top 10 in most rankings. Notre Dame was able to land every recruit they wanted. That is to say, there are only certain football players that fit the mold to play for Notre Dame. Only the ones that fit that specific mold can be considered recruits. And yet, Notre Dame landed two 5-star recruits.
On to the Cyclones
Seven and Five for a Reason
Notre Dame is Just Better
Sep 14, 2019; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book (12) hands off to running back Tony Jones Jr. (6) in the first quarter against the New Mexico Lobos at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Notre Dame (10-2) facing Iowa State (7-5) is not the most desirable game for fans and college football as a whole. Notre Dame is expected to win. A loss would be absolutely embarrassing. In fact, after looking over the unimpressive wins that Iowa State has had, a loss is unacceptable.
Notre Dame is just better. Offensively, Ian Book has climbed out of the funk that he fell into earlier in the season. Notre Dame has been firing on all cylinders offensively and defensively the last several games. Ian Book has set the pace in establishing himself as the starting quarterback for 2020 (unless he enters the NFL draft). With Kmet, Finke, Claypool, Tremble and Lenzy playing well, Book has too many weapons for the ill-equipped Iowa State Cyclones. “But they played against Oklahoma and almost won!” That game, if you go back and watch, was one of very little defense. Touchdowns were scored nearly every possession for both teams. Oklahoma will find out what it is like to have subpar defense when they face off against Clemson in the playoffs. Notre Dame has a great defense. That defense is well-rested. There are players that are looking to impress scouts in one last game. There are players hoping to make a mark that carries over into 2020. Iowa State doesn’t have a chance. Prediction Notre Dame 49 Iowa State 14 (one garbage time touchdown against the backups) –Jason Pruitt, Chief Editor