#NDInsider Twitter Chatter: Notre Dame-Syracuse

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's start against Syracuse was far from encouraging. The Irish put together a good first drive, but it stalled when quarterback Ian Book missed a wide open Kyren Williams in the end zone and then Javon McKinley dropped an easy touchdown catch.

The Irish settled for a 25-yard field goal by Jonathan Doerer before punting on their next two drives. The Irish led only 3-0 early into the second quarter.

Notre Dame defensive tackle Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, left, and linebacker Drew White, right, sack Syracuse quarterback Rex Culpepper and force a fumble in the second quarter of the 45-21 Irish victory.