No. 18 Virginia Cavaliers Toughest Home Challenge For Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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September 27, 2019

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Many Notre Dame fans may see No. 18 Virginia as a second-tier ACC opponent, but the No. 10 Irish (2-1) cannot afford to overlook the Cavaliers. Virginia (4-0) arrives with a preseason All-American at cornerback in senior Bryce Hall and a dynamic, dual-threat quarterback in senior Bryce Perkins. It returned eight defensive starters from a unit that gave up just 20.1 points per game last year, and has already proven leaning on that defense can keep it in any game — the Cavaliers have had to come from behind in all three of their FBS games thus far this season. (READ MORE) by Douglas Farmer | NBC Sports

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No. 10 Notre Dame (2-1) hosts No. 18 Virginia (4-0) this Saturday at 3:30 pm ET in another Top25 matchup for the Fighting Irish. Multiple Virginia football players including quarterback Bryce Perkins, defensive tackle Eli Hanback, cornerback Bryce Hall and offensive tackle Chris Glaser spoke to the media about this weekend’s game in South Bend.

What did they say about the high-profile matchup, making their way to Notre Dame Stadium, their thoughts on the Fighting Iirsh football team, and more? (READ MORE) by TOM LOY | Irish Illustrated

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Ranked No. 18 in the latest AP Poll, the Cavaliers are heading to South Bend to play a No. 10 Notre Dame team that’s fresh off a Week Four nail biter.

During the Georgia game, the Fighting Irish defense proved to be outstanding, while Cole Kmet made his season debut, hauling in nine balls and one touchdown. Third-down conversions, were once again a problem, among with discipline issues on the offensive line. If the Irish want to put Virginia away, they need to clean up the little things. (READ MORE) by Carly Regehr  | Fighting Irish Wire

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