Former Notre Dame LB: Nobody Is Worried About Georgia

Georgia is a two-touchdown favorite this weekend, but Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith believes the Irish will emerge victorious

Tiki and Tierney
September 18, 2019 - 6:25 pm
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No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) will face No. 3 Georgia in Athens on Saturday night, and Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith fully expects the Fighting Irish to emerge victorious.

“It’s a big game, (but) I’m not nervous at all,” the former Notre Dame All-American said on Tiki & Tierney. “Undefeated season last year, we’re looking to make something happen again. I’m excited.”

Notre Dame started 12-0 last season before losing to Clemson, 30-3, in the College Football Playoff. The Irish also started 12-0 in 2012 before losing to Alabama, 42-14, in the national championship. 

Some analysts question whether the Irish can hang with elite programs, but Smith is confident in his alma mater – even though Notre Dame is a two-touchdown underdog against Georgia.

“Man, ain’t nobody worried about them Bulldogs, man,” Smith said. “They’ll be all right.”

Smith will watch the game, which kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET., but he’s not slacking on his preparation for Sunday. The Cowboys (2-0) host the Dolphins (0-2) at AT&T Stadium at 1 p.m. ET.

Miami has been outscored 102-10 this season, but Smith said that he and his Dallas teammates are taking the Dolphins seriously.

“Tiki can tell you, it’s the National Football League,” Smith said. “At any given moment, you can get your butt kicked. You’ve got to be on top of your game. That’s our approach.”