With BYU ranked and Notre Dame not, the Cougars should be the favorites for the Shamrock Series game in Las Vegas, right? Well, Cougars fans are starting to have doubts after their team had to battle to beat struggling Utah State, 38-26, at home Thursday night. Sure, they’ll take a 4-1 record as fans of any team would. However, more than a few are pessimistic about their team’s chances against the Irish if it plays like it did against the Aggies.
Though the Cougars never trailed after the second quarter, they didn’t hold a double-digit lead until the third. Unimpressive play was enough for fans to take to Twitter and say their team is in big trouble when it faces the Irish. Then again, the Irish haven’t exactly done a lot to convince people that they can just walk into any game and turn it into a romp. Nevertheless, Cougars fans are worried, and here are a few of them saying such:
Notre Dame would be crazy not to run the ball over and over again vs BYU.
— Donald Lee (@PatoDonald80) September 30, 2022
The last two weeks are making me regret buying $200 tickets to possibly watch BYU miserably lose to Notre Dame
— Zach Jensen (@ZachJinger) September 30, 2022
BYU played terrible tonight. We just played an inferior opponent and got away with it. That won’t happen vs Notre Dame.
We need to see the same hungry, aggressive, angry ass team we saw vs Baylor right from the jump. Where’s that team been last few weeks?
— Terrell Williams (@4Wade2021) September 30, 2022
I hope I'm wrong, and this tweet becomes a thread of people mocking me.. but after the last two weeks, I'm stoked that I didn't spend big money on Notre Dame tickets!!
— Dustin Simmons (@DSimms5) September 30, 2022
A win. But didn’t dominate. BYU didn’t finish well. Don’t get me started on this kicker. Slow start and penalties rolling into Notre Dame in Vegas next? Nah, this isn’t one to celebrate
— Andrew Miller (@Andrew_D_Miller) September 30, 2022
Whatever number Notre Dame opens up as favorites… it’s not enough.
— Zane Rigby (@zrigby3) September 30, 2022
I certainly didn't pay 250 bucks tickets to the Notre Dame game to see this product. These guys are better and participation trophy season is over.
— Ryan Hancock✌ (@rhancoug17) September 30, 2022
#BYUFootball doesn't come close to covering the spread against an awful USU team. They're gonna drop a few spots in the polls. Maybe, just maybe, the coaches and players will take the Notre Dame game seriously cuz if they play like this again the Irish will shred them by 3 TDs.
— Jeremy Bikman (@JBikman) September 30, 2022
BYU is pulling some “art of war” on Notre Dame is all…
Make your enemy think you are weak when you are strong
— Æ Andrew Eide (@ACEide93) September 30, 2022
This defense looks like they’ve already been preparing for Notre Dame and over looked this weeks game and it’s costing them
— Auliver Olsen (@auliver_olsen) September 30, 2022