A bevy of discussion revolved around one player prior to today’s game. The conversation was around a rumor that Ian Book was going to start today. That question is answered early as the Irish took the field on their first possession. The Irish start a new journey on this decision.
Book: A Quick Read
Book opened the game really quick. A pass to Alize Mack followed by a pass to Tony Jones Jr and then Kevin Austin Jr set the foundation of how Book’s day would go. Book showed poise through the game. Throwing 7-10 for 66 yards in the first quarter, eventually late in the first quarter book hands off to Jafar Armstrong for a 30 yard TD run.
The second quarter Book caught his groove. Book went 9-14 for 123 yards. Book also can run. At 5:24, Book with the #BookKeeper scores on a two yard run. During the second quarter Book connected with seven different receivers. An offense loves when the ball’s spread around. The offense had a sense of urgency and scores 21 points in the quarter.
The third quarter was just as flashy, and the ball was staying in the air. This quarter, Book connected with three different receivers. Claypool had 46 yards receiving in the quarter including a TD. Once again, the offense was moving and scored 21 points in the quarter.
The fourth quarter was short for Book. You don’t want him to get needlessly injured. 52 passing yards for Book. He also ran the #BookKeeper for a one yard TD Run. The dust has been brushed off this Book and he had a career day. 25-34 75% pass completion rate, three rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns, and a QB rating of 173.2 which is astounding.
This game was exciting to watch. A more in depth game review is coming. The next page in this Book will be against Stanford Saturday night at home. Cheers and Go Irish!