Southern Cal Trojans at Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Cal Trojans (3-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Notre Dame Stadium)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3 -- Over/Under: 60 See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans travel to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a huge rivalry game Saturday night.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off of a win against Navy in their last game. Notre Dame is averaging 37.8 points per game with 503.5 yards per game. The Notre Dame offense is led by quarterback DeShone Kizer who has 1143 yards with 8 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. The Notre Dame running game is led by C.J. Prosise who has 779 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Notre Dame receivers are led by Will Fuller who has 571 yards and 7 touchdowns. The Notre Dame defense has given up 21.2 points per game with 333.7 yards per game. The Notre Dame defense has 10 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, and 3 interceptions. Notre Dame has played very well this season with their only loss coming by two points at Clemson.
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The USC Trojans are coming off of a loss to the Washington Huskies in their last game. USC played on Thursday night so they will have a little longer preparation time for this game. The USC offense is averaging 39.8 points per game with 494.8 yards per game. The USC offense is led by quarterback Cody Kessler who has 1453 yards with 15 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The USC rushing attack is led by Tre Madden who has 333 yards and 4 touchdowns. The USC receivers are led by Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster who has 619 yards and 5 touchdowns. The USC defense has given up 17.4 points per game with 387.8 yards per game. The Trojan defense has 10 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions. USC has had a very up and down season thus far and faces even more adversity with their head coach taking a leave of absence. It is very difficult to predict which USC team will show up for this game.
USC is 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games. USC is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. The under is 5-0 in USC’s last 5 road games. Notre Dame is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. Notre Dame is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Notre Dame’s last 12 games overall. The under is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
USC is coming off of a home loss to Washington and will not have their head coach for this game. USC has been very inconsistent this year, but they will probably show up and play Notre Dame tough. Notre Dame is trying to prove that their loss to Clemson was a fluke and that they are still a playoff contender. Look for Notre Dame to start off strong in this game and overpower USC in the second half with their run game.