After last Saturday’s loss to Cincinnati, the question was asked, how is Notre Dame going to turn it around and prepare to face Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium? Notre Dame has a policy regarding winning or losing a game. You celebrate or vent about it for 24 hours, then it’s onto the next opponent.
On Tuesday evening, at the player’s press conference, running back Chris Tyree was asked what the team learned about themselves from Saturday’s game. Tyree stated, “One thing, our love for each other, our love for the game. I think that coming out in the second half, we showed a lot of resilience, a lot of fight, and to be able to build off that for the rest of the season, we’re looking forward to it.”
A native of Virginia, Tyree is looking forward to going back home to play. He was recruited by Virginia Tech, but of course, to the benefit of IRISH fans, signed with Notre Dame. Tyree is “proud of where he is from” and is excited to play in the “incredible atmosphere” of Lane Stadium. He is bound to have many friends and family attend the game and assures they’ll be cheering for the IRISH.
The last time Notre Dame played at Lane Stadium, October 6, 2018, Notre Dame soundly defeated the Hokies, 45-23. The highlight from that game occurred when on his very first touch, Dexter Williams broke free on a 97-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. That play seemed to put the game tightly in the hands of the Irish. In this game, IRISH fans are hoping to see more electric runs from their current running backs, Kyren Williams and Chris Tyree. Williams had a 51-yard touchdown run that sealed the Irish Victory against Purdue, and Tyree returned a kickoff for 97 yards and a touchdown in the victory over Wisconsin at Soldier Field. If Notre Dame can get those type of plays going against Virginia Tech, things should go very well for the Irish in Blacksburg and the Sandman will be put to sleep.
Notre Dame and Virginia Tech kick off at 7:30 pm. Saturday night in Blacksburg, Virginia. The game is broadcast exclusively on the ACC Network.