#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Miami


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

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 after 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 140-character takes during the game.

After referees warned fans to stop blowing a whistle during the Stanford game, the Notre Dame Stadium usher crew was on the lookout for any violators.

If attending the #NDvsMiami game w a whistle today prepare to be gang tackled, cuffed, & promptly removed

— ND Stadium Usher (@NDGamedayUsher) October 29, 2016

And as usual custom, I asked for score predictions from Notre Dame fans. There wasn’t a lot of optimism, which isn’t surprising after a 2-5 start. But even more unusual than a Notre Dame victory this season is one of my score predictions coming so close.

Score prediction: #NotreDame 31, Miami 27. What say you? #NDInsider

— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) October 29, 2016

Notre Dame had seemingly everything working in the first quarter, which ended with a 17-0 lead over Miami. The fans inside Notre Dame Stadium were so pleased, the end of the first quarter was celebrated with a standing ovation from many.

#NDInsider Screamed for tempo for years and gave up bc thought it'd never happen. Hope it never leaves now! Foot on the pedal #NDvsMiami

— Robert Nolan (@factor71_rjn) October 29, 2016

CCOOOOOLLLLEEEEEE.....that's right...they finally try a pass and Cole shut it down...Way to go Defense!!! #ndinsider#miamivsnd

— CDN (@cdn515) October 29, 2016

But the positivity that started to build in the first half quickly started to fade away in the third quarter when Miami cut the lead to 20-14, then forced the Irish into a three-and-out and partially blocked a Tyler Newsome punt.

It's unraveling. #NDInsider

— Jeff (@jeffNDfan) October 29, 2016

This is the moment where @NDFootball falls apart and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory #NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) October 29, 2016

Cannot lose this game - this would be epic loss in this coach's tenure imo #NDInsider#GoIrish

— Kevin Hastings (@KevinIrishndhas) October 29, 2016

4th & inches and Notre Dame passes. Brian Kelly is the most overrated coach in college football #NDvsMiami#NDInsider

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) October 29, 2016

After letting Miami surge ahead to a 27-20 lead on a fumbled punt return by CJ Sanders, Notre Dame responded with a 41-yard touchdown run by Josh Adams.

Thank you Josh #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@sb_hastings) October 29, 2016

...And Notre Dame has finally decided to run the ball

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) October 29, 2016

Justin Yoon gave Notre Dame the win with a XX-yard field goal with 30 seconds left in the game. As is typical with the Irish team, it turned out to be quite the roller coaster.

SPECIAL TEAMS DISASTERS are going to be the death of me...#FinalThoughts#NDInsider

— CAZENDER (@waylonlc13) October 29, 2016

@TJamesNDI If I ever have a heart attack it will be during an ND game #ndinsider

— yvonne (@Evie_Vail) October 29, 2016

@TJamesNDI never in doubt. #NDInsider

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) October 29, 2016

@TJamesNDI always a positive when you win know matter how you do it, offense & defense stepped up when needed in last 5mins #NDInsider

— DanNDfan (@danndfan_dan) October 30, 2016

@TJamesNDI Picking the game apart is for tomorrow. Tonight we share the love of this team. #NDInsider

— Mike MacDonald (@mikemacdonald72) October 29, 2016

Love thee Notre Dame with my youngest

— Kevin Hastings (@KevinIrishndhas) October 29, 2016

Notre Dame fans celebrate after a touchdown during the Notre Dame-Miami NCAA college football Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN