FSU VS. NOTRE DAME

FSU VS. NOTRE DAME

Shon Ponder , Staff Writer

In week 1 of college football many teams went head to head offering an immense amount of competition. Following the events of last COVID season, Notre Dame joined the ACC due to NCAA regulations allowing only in conference games to be played in 2020. Notre Dame a previously independent football team led the ACC last year and even won the ACC Championship, beating Clemson. In the new 2021 year, Notre Dame started this year ranked 9th and was announced to play against the unranked Seminoles, a team that in recent years has suffered a drought within their program losing their head coach Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M, and gaining a coach Willie Taggart that lead them to multiple years with negative records. After his recent departure from FSU, Coach Mike Norvell joined the team in 2019 attempting to rebuild the program from scratch. Florida St. a severe underdog was hopeful against their opponent. Throughout the game it was noticeable that the favored fighting irish was underestimating the power of the Seminoles. It was a back and forth battle with the starting QB for FSU Jordan Travis making very noticeable plays throughout the game. As his power began to fade Coach Norvell made a game changing decision deciding to switch his quarterback to Mckenzie Milton a transfer from UCF who truly gave Notre Dame a fight. At the end of the 4th quarter, 38-38 going into overtime it was a short lived performance when the kicker for FSU kicked a wide field goal. As soon as the Fighting Irish became aware that all the needed was a field goal to win they got in range and lined up a perfect kick for a win over FSU 41-38, truly proving that no matter the opponent you should never underestimate your target. Does this mean danger for the Fighting Irish, time will tell.