Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. BYU Cougars Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/23/13
BYU Cougars (7-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm (Notre Dame Stadium)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish play host to the Brigham Young Cougars in week 13 action.
Brigham Young rebounded from a loss to Wisconsin by pounding sub division foe Idaho State 59-13 as a 46 point favorite to push their record to 7-3. The Cougars have now won six of seven after facing a perfect opponent off a tough loss. As expected BYU led 49-3 at the half with their grinding run game piling up over 400 yards behind 141 yards from Adam Hine and Jamaal Williams who totaled 131 yards with three touchdowns. Taysom Hill threw for 143 yards with a pair of scores that was marred by a surprising three interceptions which had little effect with the Cougars defense limiting the Bengals to only 287 yards.
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Notre Dame saw their four game winning streak come to a halt as they were upset victims to Pittsburgh by a 28-21 count. This one might have been one that the Fighting Irish let get away as they totaled 456 yards but were hampered by a lost fumble and a pair of interceptions. The defense allowed just 355 yards which was a winnable performance on most days. George Atkinson III and TJ Jones gave the Irish some yardage on the ground with a combined 98 yards on just nine carries. Not enough to carry the offense so the offense turned to Tommy Rees who struggled to consistently connect with his receiving corps. Rees completed 18-39 for 318 yards with a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions.
I believe Brigham Young has an advantage here IF Hill doesn't throw the ball because I don't trust him at all. The Cougars defense should give the Notre Dame offense problems and if they can control mistakes then a win is right there for the taking...