Air Force Falcons vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick-Odds-Prediction - 10/26/13
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-2) at Air Force Falcons (1-6)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Falcon Stadium)
The Line: Air Force Falcons 20 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network HD
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish take to the road to take the field with the Air Force Falcons Saturday.
Notre Dame is always a team associated with the top 25 and this year will be more of the same although their will be no talk of a National Championship. The Irish have won four of five after downing rival Southern Cal 14-10 in a defensive struggle which seems to be this team plays without a big offense. All the scoring took place in the first 30 minutes as both teams traded punts most of the time with the Trojans holding a 330-295 edge in total yardage. Cam McDaniel gave the Irish a viable rushing threat with 90 yards on 18 caries while Tommy Rees completed 14-21 for 166 yards with a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions. The punters and defenses of the respective teams were the MVP of this game where every yard seemed to be made of gold and difficult to get.
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The record for Air Force says it all as the team has dropped six straight following a win over Colgate to kick off the 2013 campaign. Not enough scoring and too much of it being done by opponents pretty much sums up the Falcons season. AFA continues to run the option effectively at over 285 yards but they have been playing from behind too often which is not a good thing for a team that doesn't throw the ball. A 27-20 loss to San Diego State was destined for the win column until the Aztecs reeled off a 21-0 fourth quarter. AFA was not only out gained 463-319 but were held to only 169 yards on the ground and averaged less then 3 1/2 which is bad news. Anthony LaCoste ran for 109 yards on 22 totes but that was the lone bright spot on the ground while Nick Romine completed 5-11 for 111 yards and a touchdown with a 71 yard strike to Sam Gargliano.
Neither team has been lighting up the scoreboard although Notre Dame has blow out potential. I am simply going with the points with the Irish fresh off a win versus USC and hoping the Falcons option can score a little and eat up some clock but really no value in this line...