Social media reacts to Spencer Shrader’s program-long field goal

As advertised, NC State has provided Notre Dame with its greatest test so far, at least in the first quarter. The Irish’s offense was unable to do anything on its first two drive, but the defense likewise held serve on the other end.

On the offense’s third drive, it finally was able to put something together, getting to the Wolfpack’s 36-yard line on third down after Sam Hartman was penalized for intentional grounding. Marcus Freeman opted to send Spencer Shrader out for a 54-yard field goal, and the USF transfer had plenty of leg to split the uprights on the longest successful kick in Irish history:

The fact that Shrader hasn’t really been needed until now shows how easy the Irish’s first two games were. The tougher the opponent, the more valuable Shrader becomes with points coming at a premium. Hopefully, that doesn’t come very often, but regardless, here is what folks had to say on social media after the kick:

Pete Sampson

One Foot Down

Matthew Embury

Bob Lupton

Joseph Rymasz

Greg Slusarski

Matt Lucas

Nathan Erbach

P.J. Moran

Jamie Uyeyama

Kevin Sinclair

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire