One of the highlighted games on the early slate of this week’s college football schedule is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s visit to MetLife Stadium to take on the Syracuse Orange. A psuedo-ACC matchup that has been competitive in the first half, a tight game that was too emotional for Irish freshman safety Devin Studstill.
Studstill found himself caught up in the speed of the game in the first half as he made an error of judgment in a tackle attempt. The highly prized Irish recruit ejected for targeting after a tackle early in the game was deemed on Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey to be a helmet-to-helmet hit upon further review from the officiating crew on hand in East Rutherford.
Studstill has seen a solid amount of playing time as a freshman as one of the top safety recruits in the 2015 national recruiting class. The Florida-based product already has nine total tackles to his name and one interception as the Irish appear to be very high on Studstill as a player for the future.
Luckily for the Irish, Studstill is a freshman so there won’t be much of an experience loss as they work in a replacement for his snaps for the rest of today’s game. Still, in a close game early, the last thing the Irish needed was an ejection of one of their top freshman on defense.
As it stands at the moment, Notre Dame leads Syracuse 30-20 as a result of a high scoring first half.