#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Stanford

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 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.

In his return from a four-game suspension, running back Dexter Williams made his presence felt on his first carry midway through the first carry. He turned it into a 45-yard touchdown run.

The Williams touchdown started a bit of a back-and-forth between Notre Dame and Stanford. The Cardinal responded with a 39-yard touchdown run by running back Bryce Love. Then the Irish closed the quarter with a six-yard touchdown catch by tight end Nic Weishar from quarterback Ian Book.

#FREEDEX#NDInsider LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/OuAaFE0hk8

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 29, 2018

Wanna win? Put Dex in!!! @DexterW_22#NDvsStan#NDInsider

— Patrick Priest (@PatrickPriestAD) September 29, 2018

No film on Dexter Williams Go Irish #NDInsider

— Lou Falzarano (@LouFalzarano) September 29, 2018

Great run by Dexter, greater story by @EHansenNDI#NDInsider

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) September 29, 2018

HELLO DEXTER #NDInsider#STANvsND

— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) September 29, 2018

The Book to Boykins completion was in a very very very small window.

: Believe the kids call that a “dime.” #NDInsider

— Donald (@Fresno_Domer) September 29, 2018

Costello our here looking like Lisa Left Eye Lopez with his eye black #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/biYEpYlyKd

— Pat, from Texas (@elbigpadre) September 30, 2018

Stanford scored on its first drive of the second quarter too. Wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside hauled in a four-yard touchdown pass from quarterback K.J. Costello to tie the game at 14.

The scoring stalled until Notre Dame successfully ran a two-minute drill just before halftime. The Irish went 80 yards in seven plays capped by a 10-yard touchdown pass from Book to wide receiver Chase Claypool. The ND offense only needed 1:24 score.

Brilliant drive to close out the half. Everything worked. Ian in time, patient, making the right plays. Get to the locker room up and come back out and get points. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 30, 2018

That is as good of execution I have seen out of a Notre Dame 2:00 offensive in a long time. #NDInsider@EHansenNDI

— Dave Hodges (@Big_DHodges) September 30, 2018

The top-10 matchup lived up to its billing with a competitive first half. With three consecutive losses to Stanford, Irish fans weren't willing to be too confident at halftime with a 21-14 lead.

Can a guy who didn’t start until Week 4 win the Heisman? #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/N3J5Lye4Hx

— John Casper Jr. (@johncasperjr) September 30, 2018

Great half all around but why call 2 timeouts there? Coney helped into locker room after getting injured on last play. Stanford looked like they were going to let clock run out after the sack #NDInsider

— AJG (@AJ_Gelson) September 30, 2018

307 yards of offense for @NDFootball at halftime. Ian and Dexter playing lights out so far. 21-14 and we get ball to start the 3rd. Keep the foot on the gas and drive it home! #NDInsider

— Th3Bill (@Th3Bill) September 30, 2018

I hope tonight ends the “Ian Book is an un-athletic stiff” narrative. Kid has ALWAYS been an athlete. #GoIrish#NotreDame#BeatStanford#NDvsStan#NDInsider

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) September 30, 2018

Irish offense looks good. Dex is doing what Dex does. Defense looking up for it (could use a bit more QB pressure, but keeping it under control. Need to come back the 2nd half with the same energy and get some points straight away. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 30, 2018

#NDInsider being able to stop Stanford’s pass attack. https://t.co/c0QozL48IH

— Brent Hummel (@bhummel1970) September 30, 2018

Boykin in 1st half.

Not too worried since Stanford’s biggest plays came from a couple busted assignments. #NDInsider

— Phil Rister (@philrister4) September 30, 2018

@TJamesNDI my kid switched the audio over to SAP. I switched it back and heard Flutie talking. I think I’ll stick with SAP in the second half. #NDInsider

— Pat, from Texas (@elbigpadre) September 30, 2018

#NDInsider Balanced efficient offense. Ian Book runs the offense so well. Defense doing well against run. Need more pass rush

— Carl Sanchez (@calsan22) September 30, 2018

Impressed with Dexter. Looks great. I’m also impressed with Book. He is looking good against a stout D. Worried about the jump balls, tough to defend. #NDinsider

— yrag (@Dblgg5) September 30, 2018

Impressed with dex, worried about stopping the wideouts. #NDInsider

— Roger (@ReadRoger) September 30, 2018

Book’s poise. Last week wasn’t a fluke. He is a very good manager of the game.

Most worried about not getting a hand on Costello to upset his rhythm, and defending Arcega-Whiteside #NDInsider

— CDP, Ed.D. (@cdpulse1) September 30, 2018

The margin stayed at one touchdown in Notre Dame's favor after the third quarter. Both Justin Yoon and Jet Toner made field goals for Notre Dame and Stanford, respectively, to push the score to 24-17.

Could the Irish close this one out?

Cautiously optimistic. #NDInsider

— Shannon Fay Kamenick (@IrishShanRocks) September 30, 2018

Here we go again... #NDInsiderhttps://t.co/ayIsKNm4Mk

— Nic Nation (@Mr_Grubie) September 30, 2018

Anxious. Need to get some points out of this drive. Give the defense some cushion. Injuries piling up, hate to see that. Score, play good D, pound the ball. Wouldn’t mind seeing brandon get in and get some carries tbh. #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 30, 2018

Feeling good about Defenses front 7 but O line is making me cringe! #NDInsider

— Mick Rauch (@mrauch3389) September 30, 2018

#NDInsider Confidence ( unless the refs keep piling on us)

— Jim Janda (@JimJanda52) September 30, 2018

Not good. #NDInsider

— CDP, Ed.D. (@cdpulse1) September 30, 2018

Uneasy until game end. #NDInsider

— PAUL (@Paul_Indy5680) September 30, 2018

In the middle of the fourth quarter, Notre Dame all but sealed it up with a Miles Boykin touchdown catch from Book and an interception by linebacker Te'von Coney on the ensuing Stanford drive.

HUGE TD there. Needed to get points there after such a good drive. Dex should get the game ball tonight should we see this out. First game back and he’s been a workhorse. Next man up mentality, love it. Defense, your turn. Get after it! #NDInsider

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 30, 2018

So, turns out my scepticism about Williams was quite wrong. #stud#NDInsider

— Caleb Hanson (@hansoncaleb) September 30, 2018

Again, I wasn't able to watch last weeks game so I haven't had the pleasure of watching Book for an extended period of time but I so appreciate his passing ability #NDInsider#StanVsND#finishthem

— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) September 30, 2018

Claypool making plays all over the field. #NDInsider#gameball

— Dave Hodges (@Big_DHodges) September 30, 2018

This deserves repeating....Tevon Coney is a MAN! #NDInsider#NotreDame#GoIrish#NDvsSTAN#BeatStanford

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) September 30, 2018

DID WE JUST GET AN INTERCEPTION?! Better yet....did it not get taken back by a fake call?!?! Oh wait...they still got their call in there #NDInsider

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) September 30, 2018

To all the PAC-12 refs: #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/BQRIJ9ZUWe

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) September 30, 2018

A 35-yard touchdown pass from Book to tight end Alizé Mack put the game out of reach. The Irish dominated the fourth quarter for a statement win. The 38-17 score cemented Notre Dame's top-10 status.

The switch to Book and this defense makes me think that maybe we haven't peaked in September like ND usually has under BK. Go Irish! #NDInsider

— JM (@NDJeff06) September 30, 2018

Game ball for 3... #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/dENVMNCop6

— MarkyD (@uDontEvenKnoMe) September 30, 2018

I ☘️ winning #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/S51oNujDkT

— Stephanie Winters (@stephie_winters) September 30, 2018

Professional performance. Job done. O & D getting the job done and Specials teams came through when needed. 21 pt win over #7 team in the country. Couldn’t be happier. Irish eyes are smiling. God. Country. Notre Dame. #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/uQvMMMLl3w

— Nick Gonzalez (@nickg1421) September 30, 2018

There are too many kudos to hand out...can more than one person get the game ball ...salute Dexter, Jerry, Ian, Miles, Khalid etc etc etc...the list is long...this was a team win...both sides of ball handled business #NDInsider#NotreDame#STANvsND

— Cocosnapslife (@cdn515) September 30, 2018

It got me thinking about 1988 #ndinsider

— Joe Sendelbach (@okieirish) September 30, 2018

#NDInsider we caught Stanford at the right time. Coming off an emotional win. Long road trip. Trap game next week. Your never as goos as you think you are. #GoIrish

— Geisha Man (@Geisha5083) September 30, 2018

Good things happen when a complete game is played. Can't over look any of the future opponents. #NDInsider

— PAUL (@Paul_Indy5680) September 30, 2018

I’ve been waiting for this kind of defense! Book made great plays/decisions. Not looking farther than next Saturday. Bring on VT. #NDInsider#GoIrish#NDvsStan

— Mary Jane Daum (@MaryJaneDaum) September 30, 2018

Great win by the ☘️. Offense, defense and special teams came to play. I suspect this is the team Kelly always envisioned. It just took him 9 years to get it. #NDInsider#cautiouslyoptimistic

— yo murphy (@rofeal1) September 30, 2018

Notre Dame did a better job taking down trees than an angry Alabama fan after an Iron Bowl loss... #NDInsider

— Drew Veal (@DrewVeal) September 30, 2018

#NDInsider shades of 2012 defense in this 2018 team!!! Chip Long has got to be happy He finally has someone in Book to run his tempo offense!!

— Tim Hrehor (@timjhre) September 30, 2018

That's four quarters of quality football right there. @JerryTillery is the real deal. #NDInsiderpic.twitter.com/cP4TekFB7z

— Andrew Barlow (@barlandrew) September 30, 2018

Ian Book is an absolute wizard out there, the difference between him (tonight) and BW (Ball State) is night and day. Having Dex back brings an entirely different dimension to the team. Tillery is an absolute monster! Injuries worry me, but they look Championshi

p bound #NDInsider

— Brent Byers (@BrentByers7) September 30, 2018

How quickly #NotreDame fans forget 2012. There’s no such thing as “easy” games folks. This is gonna be a battle all year. One game at a time and just take care of business. #GoIrish#Onward#NDInsider#BeatHokies

— Chris Buckley (@Toefer15) September 30, 2018

Notre Dame fans smile in the fourth quarter during the Notre Dame-Stanford NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.