The Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off against each other this weekend, and it’s a big game for both teams. In fact, the intensity is so high that Clemson safety Jayron Kearse told a reporter that he expects the game to get “chippy.”
Speaking to Dan Hope of the Independent Mail, Kearse further elaborated.
“They’re getting a bit chippy, they’re talking a lot, all through the media and things like that so I’ll just say, I hope the ref lets us play football,” Tigers safety Jayron Kearse told the Independent Mail. “It’s going to be a chippy game, I’m definitely going to be chippy so they can expect that from me, they can expect some trash talk and they can expect all that.”
“Everybody thinks Notre Dame’s unstoppable,” Kearse said. “They honestly should have lost to Virginia. So they think Notre Dame’s unstoppable, so we going to come out here and show them that we can stop them.”
“They’re talking a lot, obviously they don’t know what we do down here in Death Valley, so I’m looking forward to this,” Kearse said. “Looking forward to meeting a running back in the hole, catching Will Fuller on the post, whatever it takes.”
Needless to say, the gauntlet has been thrown down. Clemson seems dead set on handing Notre Dame their first loss of the season, especially since the game is being played at Death Valley. Throw in that Tigers coach Dabo Swinney was vocal in saying that Notre Dame should have to join a conference in order to qualify for the College Football Playoff, and the intensity heading into this game only grows.
Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. ET on ABC, so be sure to tune in!
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Greenville Online