Free Week 7 Prediction: Trojans vs. Fighting Irish Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 7
(3-2) USC Trojans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 12th 2019
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Notre Dame -11
NCAA Betting Total: 59.0
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This week seven matchup will see the USC Trojans take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
This is a non-conference game, but if Notre Dame wants any chance to play in a big bowl game, they must beat the Trojans.
Notre Dame won the most recent meeting in 2018 by a score of 24-17. The home team has covered the spread in the six meetings in a row.
The Trojans season has somewhat gone off the rails after their starting quarterback went down in week one. The backup was settling in nicely and then he went down in the game against Utah. The good news is Kedon Slovis is set to come back against the Irish after having an extra week to recover from his concussion-like symptoms.
The last time the Trojans played a game was at the end of September. This was a game they lost to Washington 28-14. They do only have one loss in the PAC-12, so they can still make a run for the conference championship.
Their offense in this game was very lackluster to say the least. They had a total of 375 yards, but only two touchdowns to show for. Matt Fink was the quarterback in this game and threw three interceptions. Their rushing game did very well however, picking up 212 yards on 33 carries.
Their defense did not play terribly, it was more their offenses’ inability to move the ball. The defense was put in a bad situation multiple times, which led to the Huskies to a 28-7 lead. They kept Jacob Eason in check, so that is a good sign from their pass defense. Their rush defense however, was gashed for 194 yards and will be something they need to improve.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish are looking to get back into the College Playoff discussion and basically must win against the Trojans. They were not even tested by Bowling Green last week, winning the game 52-0.
The offense did what was expected and rolled over the Falcons, putting up 573 yards. They were most efficient through the air, as Ian Book threw for 261 yards and five touchdowns. They also picked up 233 yards on the ground on 34 carries.
The defense held the Falcons to a shutout without any problems last week. Bowling Green had a total of 228 yards, and had 118 yards on the ground. This is better than their average rushing yards allowed, but still they allowed too many yards on the ground. At the very least, they held the Falcons to 2.8 yards per carry, which is very solid.
The key to this game on the defensive side of the ball will be stopping the run. If the Trojans can run the ball, it is going to open up the passing game and the Fighting Irish are going to have a very tough time.
The Trojans might not be the best team, but they have a very talented core of wide receivers and could hurt the Irish in many different ways.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-2 in ND last 8 games overall.
- Under is 6-2 in ND last 8 non-conference games.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Pick
Kedon Slovis is sure to be rusty having not played for a few weeks. Throwing him into South Bend in front of a hostile crowd could force some mistakes and I think Notre Dame will win because of it.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: UNDER 59
The total continues to climb, but I think Notre Dame has the defense to shut down the Trojans passing attack. I like for this to be somewhat of a defensive game and for the under to be the play.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: USC 21 – Notre Dame 31
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