Know your foe, Syracuse: Which Orangemen could give Notre Dame problems

The Irish have yet to host a ranked opponent this year, having to travel away from South Bend each game.

This week they face an opponent that is very similar to what they do, play

very good defense and have enough offense to get them the win in Syracuse.

 The Orangemen have plenty of upperclassmen to help them achieve those goals. Find out below which ‘

Cuse players could give the Irish problems Saturday afternoon.

The leader of the defense, Jones has had a monster season. He’s registered 52 tackles and three sacks,

while forcing and recovering a fumble. Jones is just a gap linebacker,

with over 100 tackles last year. Expect Jones to continue to make plays on Saturday.

The junior has gotten better every season with the Orange (two after transferring from Mississippi State)

, increasing his touchdown-to-interception ratio every year. So far this year,

Shrader has been fantastic, completing a career high 69.7% of his passes for 1,601 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Not only that, Shrader is a threat on the ground as well, averaging over 5 yards per carry with

 6 scores and a long of 49 yards. The Irish defense has to show up to stop Syracuse’s leader.

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