Tale of the Tape: Leading Receivers – Michael Mayer vs. E.J. Williams

Michael Mayer continues to have quite the season for Notre Dame, at least by a tight end’s standards. While he didn’t score in the Irish’s win over Syracuse or have his most productive game, he continues to be a viable threat. Still, you have to wonder if Clemson will be the right opponent for him to get back on track against. That’s a defense that won’t make the goal easy to attain.

You’ll see that Tigers receiver E.J. Williams pales in comparison to Mayer in most categories, but those numbers are very misleading. Williams is one of seven Tigers with at least 10 receptions and one of three with at least 20. His two touchdowns tie for fourth among Tigers receivers, and three others in that corps have well over 200 receiving yards. It’s quite clear that the Irish’s secondary will have their hands full trying to figure out which receiver to defend and when.

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