Irish handling hype around Ohio State matchup
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The week of the Ohio State-Notre Dame match up is one that needs no introduction.
This year’s game in South Bend features both teams ranked in the top 10 in the latest AP Poll.
The buzz around campus has already started, and even the Notre Dame players have had more people reaching out to them wishing them luck and talking about the game. Sometimes, it’s really your own family that can overhype the moment.
“It’s a little bit more than usual, and that’s kind of weird to me,” said cornerback Cam Hart. “I’m making a joke with my family right now, ‘I’m gonna turn off my phone’ cause this wasn’t the case with the last four weeks, and here we are week five getting a hundred texts.”
“Yeah, I think that’s kind of always a thing for these big games,” added linebacker JD Bertrand. “I have a former teammate, Steele Chambers there and played with him in high school, and so obviously we’ve texted a bit. But a lot of people from high school have reached out, and so it’s always just more noise I guess, hype around these games. We’re just trying to make sure we neutralize it and try to block it out the best we can.”
Kickoff for Saturday’s matchup at Notre Dame Stadium is slated for 7:30 p.m. EDT. The game will air right here on WNDU.
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