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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 10
Navy Midshipmen (2-6) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1)
Date: Saturday, November 6th, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: UNC +21 | Notre Dame -21 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Midshipmen +850, Fighting Irish -1600
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 47.5
The Navy Midshipmen will invade Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend this Saturday to rumble with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
These teams last played on November 16th, 2019. Notre Dame came out of the gate firing and piled up a 38-3 halftime lead before coasting to a 52-20 victory at home.
The Naval Academy went just 3-7 last year and this year has been no different as they enter this game at 2-6. One of their two wins came last week as they topped Tulsa on the road by a score of 20-17 as 11 point underdogs. Navy ran for 302 yards in the game while throwing for 0.
The offense has been a problem for the Midshipmen as they have averaged just 18.1 ppg (121st) while ranking 126th (283.0 ypg) in total offense. The Midshipmen still run the ball a lot as they are 15th in FBS, compared to last in the nation in passing.
Leading the team in rushing is Isaac Ruoss, who has 437 yards while Carlinos Acie is 2nd with 287. QB Tai Lavatai has thrown for 273 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs while also rushing for 242 yards and 5 TDs.
The defense has had mixed results as the Midshipmen are 43rd in total yards allowed at 347.9 ypg but 94th in points allowed at 30.0 ppg. The offense’s inability to move the ball consistently has put the defense in bad positions all year.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are having another solid season as they come in at 7-1, but the Irish will need a miracle to make the NCAA playoffs as they come in ranked 10 in the initial playoff rankings.
The Irish enter this game off a 44-34 win over North Carolina and they piled up 525 yards of total offense, including 295 yards on the ground. Kyren Williams dominated on the ground as he ran for 199 yards and a TD against the Heels. Jack Coan had a decent game against the Heels as he threw for 213 yards and a touchdown.
The running game has finally shown signs of life as they have rushed for 212.7 ypg in their last three games after rushing for just 80.8 ypg in their first five games.
Notre Dame is 44th in passing and 38th in scoring, putting up 32.6 ppg. They will not have to defend the pass much in this one, but they will have to defend the run and Notre Dame is 46th in that department. Notre Dame is 60th in points allowed at 24.5 ppg.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Navy is 8-3 ATS in last 11 games in South Bend
- Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
- Notre Dame is 20-1 SU in their last 21 games at home.
- Road team is 12-5 ATS in last 17 games in this series
4* Free Week 10 NCAA Betting Pick: Navy +21
The Fighting Irish still have slim hopes of reaching the NCAA playoffs this year, but let’s face it, they are not going to. Notre Dame has not looked dominant at all this year and the Midshipmen are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games here in South Bend.
Navy runs the triple option and that can be tough for teams to prepare for in just one week, plus all the running from the Midshipmen will shorten the game and give Notre Dame fewer chances to pile on the points.
I’m taking the Midshipmen to cover on the road.
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