Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly reveals 1 big key for matchup against Wisconsin
One of the biggest matchups in Week 4 of the college football season will see the No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish taking on No. 18 Wisconsin. The game is set to be played at Solider Field in Chicago.
In anticipation of this slugfest, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly stepped up to the podium on Monday and per NotreDame.rivals.com, he provided one big key for the Irish when they take on the Badgers.
“We feel like we have some big-play guys who can make some plays. Did they make them Saturday? No, not to the level they’re capable of. You’re going to have those things happen, and we were still able to overcome them and make some big plays at other positions.
Part of this [Wisconsin] game is we’re going to have to make some big plays, no doubt. That and get off the field against a team that wants to control the ball. If you think of this as a Navy game, scoring touchdowns is at a premium.”
Kelly seems to believe this will be a low scoring affair in Chicago on Saturday and many would tend to agree with him. With that being the case, the rare opportunities to cash in on big plays will be a huge tilting point between Notre Dame and Wisconsin, according to Kelly.
Both teams have playoff dreams entering this contest. A loss for Notre Dame would likely derail their plans and Wisconsin already has one loss on the season. Losing a second would all but dash their playoff aspirations. It has all the makings to be a classic on Saturday.