The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished the regular season at 10-2, with an impressive enough resume to end the season as the 15th ranked team in the nation. That record lead to a selection to play the Iowa St. Cyclones in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
Notre Dame came into play as a 3.5 point favorite in this bowl game matchup. Did you clean up with this easy bet on your DraftKings sports book app? The Irish cleared that spread early in the contest and never relinquished it. This was a bowl game that made many DraftKings sports books accounts much bigger.
Camping World MVP: Chase Claypool
After a three-and-out on Notre Dame’s first drive, the Irish created an extra opportunity without even allowing the Iowa State offense onto the field. Senior Safety Alohi Gilman performed a devastating strip sack of the punt returner, causing the football to shoot out into the air and into the possession of the MVP of the Camping World Bowl, wide receiver Chase Claypool.
Executing on special teams will not be how Chase Claypool’s performance in the 2019 Camping World Bowl will be remembered.
Book Leads The Way
The news that Ian Book will return to Notre Dame for another season was very welcome to all fans of the Fighting Irish. The reasons for that were on display in the Camping World Bowl. Ian Book proved that he is right man for the job of being captain on this high powered offense.
Due to some big success in the rushing attack for the Irish, Book did not put up eye popping stats like he has all throughout season. That’s why his top wideout won the honor of game MVP. He still had an excellent game.
Book threw for one score on a very efficient 20 for 28 and 247 passing yards. More importantly, Book did not make any big mistakes and took good care of the football all his Irish dominated the game on all sides of the ball.
Defense Wins Championships (Bowl Games Too)
Notre Dame’s high powered offense was not the only part of this excellent team that was showcased in the Camping World Bowl. The Fighting Irish defense, lead by linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah’s three sacks, were too much for the Iowa St. offensive unit to contend with.