#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Georgia

IRISH STEW

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.

One of the hottest topics on Saturday night was the number of Georgia fans inside Notre Dame Stadium. Plenty of red filled the seats.

#NDInsider How uneven is the crowd ratio going to be?!

— Brendan Meyers (@BrendanJMeyers) September 9, 2017

Another look at the number of #Georgia fans inside #NotreDame stadium. @sbtribune#ndinsider#ndvsga#NDvsUGApic.twitter.com/wKMXb0pPnk

— Michael Caterina (@MLCaterina) September 9, 2017

That much red is just shameful. #NDInsider

— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) September 9, 2017

"The only thing that didn't make the trip was UGA and the hedges. Everything else is here." - @miketirico on Georgia's presence. #NDInsider

— Jude (@andrewwinn) September 9, 2017

As always, I asked for score predictions. I was wrong on picking a Notre Dame victory and too much scoring for both teams. Not every Irish fan was optimistic.

As always, let's start with score predictions. I'm taking #NotreDame 34, Georgia 31. What say you? #NDInsider

— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) September 9, 2017

Given they have home field advantage, give me Georgia 34, ND 22. #NDInsider

— Roger Brooks (@ReadRoger) September 9, 2017

The possibility of a low-scoring game became obvious in the first quarter. Both teams kicked a field goal for a 3-3 tie after 15 minutes.

Notre Dame defense looks tough, fast and playing free #NDInsider

— Zach (@Zach_Rob) September 10, 2017

#NDInsider Georgia D definitely living up to billing. How long can ND hold?

— Eric Ruethling (@ericruethling) September 10, 2017

Definitely thought we'd be looking at a higher score at the end of the 1st, but I'll take it for now. #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) September 10, 2017

Where's the left side of this "dominate" O line; no room for RB to run; QB getting sacked #SMH#NDInsider

— Justin (@JB4Irish) September 10, 2017

Hammer the ball and run. 3 deep at RB and great O Line. #NDInsider

— PAUL (@NDPaulSixOne235) September 10, 2017

Georgia is faster overall. ND needs to hit some big plays. #ndinsider

— Robb Bourdon (@rockiemtns) September 10, 2017

Even the sunset is predominantly red. #NDvGeorgia#NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/sfXImFk8jR

— Mary Jane Daum (@MaryJaneDaum) September 10, 2017

Notre Dame took a 13-10 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Irish went ahead with a one-yard Brandon Wimbush touchdown run and a 42-yard field goal from Justin Yoon.

But the biggest highlight of the second half was a one-handed touchdown catch by Georgia's Terry Godwin. After being initially ruled an incomplete pass, the improbable catch was ruled a touchdown following a review.

Georgia may not get credit for this touchdown. But that doesn't negate the effort the WR made to snag that ball with one hand. #NDInsider

— Jude (@andrewwinn) September 10, 2017

Wow, sucks for us big time but that was one heck of an effort. #ndinsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) September 10, 2017

Ugly and inconsistent on O, D keeping us in it. Newsome is game MVP #NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) September 10, 2017

Great Game at halftime! Let's bring it in the Second half and get that W!!! #GoIrish☘️☘️☘️#NDInsider

— CR33 (@Craigr_33) September 10, 2017

Poor special teams coverage. Need to start winning field position. D holding strong. ND running game needs to pick it up. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 10, 2017

Get the TEs more involved. Get Dexter some carries continue to emphasize tackling #NDInsider

— Pete Waiters (@pwaiters757) September 10, 2017

#NDInsider We can tackle this year!!!

— wizard of Rob (@wizardofrob) September 10, 2017

#NDInsider Throw down field, run to the left side!

— Matt Walstad (@walstadm) September 10, 2017

ND needs to run some mis-direction to counter Georgia defensive speed... #NDInsider

— Paul_In_Maple (@CLE_CLCFan) September 10, 2017

Thank God UGA play calling is horrible; why aren't they giving it to Chubb/ Michel every time? D hasn't consistently stop them #NDInsider

— Justin (@JB4Irish) September 10, 2017

Unleash @DexterW_22 in the 2nd half! Guy finds and nails holes with conviction! #NDInsider#UGAvsND#GoIRISH

— Steven Boyer (@stevenjboyer) September 10, 2017

Georgia took its first lead of the game in the third quarter with a little help from the Irish. Following a Notre Dame field goal extending the lead to 16-10, the Bulldogs were faced with a third-and-16 from their own 19-yard line. Then Irish defensive end Julian Okwara was flagged for a controversial late hit on Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm to wipe out a third-down stop. The Bulldogs would end the drive with a Sony Michel touchdown run for a 17-16 lead.

Irish need to overcome some adversity after a bad call. One play from getting momentum back #ndinsider

— Matt Lozar (@matt_lozar) September 10, 2017

Terrible call keeps drive alive and leads to a touchdown. That's a bad one #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 10, 2017

The Bulldogs took that 17-16 lead into the fourth quarter. Irish fans embraced a few GIFs to describe their emotions.

END 3Q: Georgia 17, #NotreDame 16. Describe your current emotions in one word. Additional GIFs allowed. Use the #NDInsider hashtag too.

— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) September 10, 2017

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— Nick (@BigBakeNDFI) September 10, 2017

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— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) September 10, 2017

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— Molly (@LluckoftheIrish) September 10, 2017

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— Patrick Ward (@PWard_11) September 10, 2017

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— Diane Sherlock (@Diane_Sherlock) September 10, 2017

Notre Dame and Georgia traded field goals to keep the Bulldogs on top in the fourth quarter. The Irish had two drives with a chance to take the lead in the final four minutes, but they only made one first down. Davin Bellamy ran by left tackle Mike McGlinchey, sacked Wimbush and forced a fumble to end Notre Dame's last chance.

Irish fans were left with a familiar feeling and plenty of questions about what this team can accomplish.

Brian Kelly is a terrible close game coach. Coaches not to lose instead of coaching to win. #NDInsider

— Tim Lory (@tim_lory) September 10, 2017

wish I could say I expected that last drive to go any other way but alas I can not #NDInsider smh

— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) September 10, 2017

Thought Notre Dame was supposed to have the best O Line in the country. They were embarrassed tonight. #NDINSIDER

— DR J (@SHANTYIRISH21) September 10, 2017

Absolutely ridiculous that Georgia had so many represented at a home game played at Notre Dame. #NDInsider#GoIrish

— Joel DeLorge (@JoelDeLorge) September 10, 2017

Offensive line and play calling failure #NDInsider

— Ryan Catanzaro (@RyanCatz) September 10, 2017

Chip Long doesn't make adjustments. Receivers can't get Open or catch. O-line is overrated. Elko is the real deal. #ndinsider

— Aaron Leon (@argyleAaron) September 10, 2017

#ndinsider best offensive lineman got beat bad on that last play.

— John Breneman, Jr. (@JohnBrenemanJr) September 10, 2017

Without a running game, going to be a tough one for Wimbush. OL once again getting wrecked by a ranked team. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 10, 2017

Gotta stop buying into the best O line in the country talk #NDInsider

— @jacksnj (@JacksnJ) September 10, 2017

@TJamesNDI no creativity on offense! Where was dexter Williams???! #ndinsider

— Brian Pennacchio (@brianp05) September 10, 2017

D showed scheme helps. Wimbush looked overmatched. Long with questionable calls. Where was Dexter? OL overhyped underperforming #NDInsider

— Chris Scheiber (@scheib43) September 10, 2017

The D looks a ton better they impressed tonight #NDInsider

— @jacksnj (@JacksnJ) September 10, 2017

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. AKA Chip Long's gameplan #NDInsider

— Ryan Stafford (@ryanstafford9) September 10, 2017

Our defense was good.

GA defensive speed was really good.

McGlinchey had a bad night.

GA man to man defense was very solid #NDInsider

— cp (@cdpulse1) September 10, 2017

How the script has flipped!! Relying on the D and the Offense falters! Saw some good things but need to win these close ones! #NDInsider ☘️

— Nicole Becker (@Crazy4OReilly90) September 10, 2017

Defense can't win championships if offense can't get out of first gear #NDInsider

— Brian Sullivan (@dad_outside) September 10, 2017

Some great defensive stands. Offensive play calling lacked creativity. Sad when best chance for 1st downs came via penalties. #NDInsider

— Mary Jane Daum (@MaryJaneDaum) September 10, 2017

How many "fans" say this is a lost season now after losing by 1 to a powerhouse SEC team! Still NOT out of @CFBPlayoff#NDInsider#GoIrish

— CR33 (@Craigr_33) September 10, 2017

ND Stadium is the milquetoast of visiting venues... #NDInsiderhttps://t.co/xLyq6bKTvZ

— Paul_In_Maple (@CLE_CLCFan) September 10, 2017

Just about every preseason prognosticator called this a loss for @NDFootball. They were right.#NDInsider

— Andrew Barlow (@barlandrew) September 10, 2017

Why is it always like this? #ndinsider

— Trick Ross (@Cobb785) September 10, 2017

Notre Dame fans sit in the middle of cheering Georgia fans after the Georgia at Notre Dame NCAA College football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA