Twitter can be a fun (or depressing) and brutally honest (or unreasonable) place during Notre Dame football games. That's why we open up this space for the #NDInsider Twitter Chatter following games.
During the game, readers are encouraged to send their thoughts and observations with the #NDInsider hashtag to be considered for our postgame fan recap. They joined us with their 280-character takes during the game.
Notre Dame blew out South Florida on Sept. 19 before the team had to put its season on a short hiatus due to a COVID-19 outbreak. Let's look back at that Irish victory before the Notre Dame returns to the field against Florida State.
Notre Dame's offense didn't wait long to get things rolling against USF. The Irish scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the game. Quarterback Ian Book capped the first drive with a four-yard touchdown run. Freshman running back Chris Tyree scored his first career touchdown with a one-yard run.
TD Book! That was a great drive to start the game #NDInsider— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) September 19, 2020
Fast start for Book and the boys. Love to see it. #NDInsider— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 19, 2020
Tyreeeeeeeeeeee #NDInsider— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) September 19, 2020
A 14-0 lead had Irish fans feeling quite a bit better than they felt the week before during a slow start against Duke.
Book not rushing everything #NDInsider— Digger (@goodpizzaeater) September 19, 2020
O Line. #NDInsider— Bill Gilligan (@irishfan357) September 19, 2020
O line controlling the line of scrimmage #NDInsider— Brent Nye (@BrentNye) September 19, 2020
#NDInsider brought a different offensive playbook this week— Joonya (@rbf1582) September 19, 2020
OLine looking dominant. #NDInsider— Brady (@_8rady_) September 19, 2020
The Irish offense continued to roll in the second quarter by extending Notre Dame's touchdown streak to four straight drives. Book added another touchdown run from one-yard out. Then running back C'Bo Flemister scampered for a 26-yard score.
Tommy Tremble has been tremendous with his blocking #NDInsider— Rui Girao (@therealRuiGirao) September 19, 2020
Is it me or does Bo have a different gear compared to the other RBs? I jus like the way he runs. #ndinsider— LBoogie (@its037) September 19, 2020
Notre Dame took a 35-0 lead into halftime. The only Irish drive that ended without points came with a 38-yard missed field goal by Jonathan Doerer.
Irish should play any of their traditional starters in the 2nd half. Let the backups play as this week has shown they will probably be needed. #NDInsider— Enjoy your life (@TweeterNotReal) September 19, 2020
Jock Jams and plastic grass works!#NDInsider— 🤦🏼♂️ (@NdnationC) September 19, 2020
Obviously Charlie Jr. used his Father’s 2007 playbook today. #NDinsider— Notre Dame Football Skycam (@NDFBskycam) September 19, 2020
The fan chatter quieted a bit in the second half with the rout well underway, but there was still an opportunity to critique Book. The Irish cruised to a 52-0 victory.
Kind of being missed because the running game has been so good today but Book sucks again this week. #NDInsider— Bill Gilligan (@irishfan357) September 19, 2020
3-4 misses by Book today #NDInsider— IrishTiger (@IrishTiger23) September 19, 2020
Nice to get some of the deep depth chart guys some reps. Hoping to continue building depth and balance. #NDInsider— Paul In Indy (@Paul5680ND) September 19, 2020