Notre Dame is optimistic that leading receiver Michael Mayer will be good to go against Virginia Tech. Despite dealing with a hamstring injury, Brian Kelly has high confidence in Mayer’s availability. At this point, it also is worth accepting that a tight end likely is going to be the most productive receiver the Irish will have this year. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, you have to wonder how that affects the way the quarterbacks prepare for every game.
The Hokies’ top receiver is Tre Turner, and he’s been able to do a little more with fewer opportunities in some areas. Still, these largely low numbers help tell the story of the Hokies’ offensive skill players, none of which look very impressive. Still, maybe Turner can show he’s worth more than it appears to outsiders. For that to happen, he will need help from others in his unit whose play will allow him to break free if he can.