#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-North Carolina

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.

Notre Dame started the game with a punt, but then the offenses for both teams took over in the first quarter. North Carolina scored on its first drive with a six-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Sam Howell to wide receiver Emery Simmons. Notre Dame responded with a two-yard touchdown run by running back Kyren Williams.

Howell scored North Carolina's second touchdown with a one-yard run. Williams scored the second touchdown for the Irish with a four-yard reception following a wild scramble by quarterback Ian Book.

Notre Dame tight end George Takacs, left, gets past North Carolina's Tyrone Hopper but comes up just short of a touchdown to secure Notre Dame's 31-17 victory.