Notre Dame at Stanford - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1) at Stanford Cardinal (9-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Stanford Stadium)
The Line: Stanford Cardinal -3 -- Over/Under: 56 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal meet Saturday night at Stanford Stadium.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for their 11th victory to remain in the college football playoff race. DeShone Kizer is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 2,362 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Kizer has seven passing touchdowns in his last three games. Will Fuller and Chris Brown have combined for 1,564 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Amir Carlisle has 29 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 207.5 yards per contest, and C.J, Prosise leads the way with 1,029 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 21 points and 357 yards per game. Jaylon Smith leads the Irish with 98 tackles, KeiVarae Russell has two interceptions and Romeo Okwara has nine sacks. Chris Brown and James Onwualu are questionable while C.J. Prosise is doubtful.
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The Stanford Cardinal look to win double-digit games for the fifth time in six seasons. Kevin Hogan is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 2,231 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hogan has five passing touchdowns in his last three games. Michael Rector and Christian McCaffrey have combined for 839 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Austin Hooper has 26 receptions. The Stanford Cardinal ground game is averaging 228.2 yards per contest, and McCaffrey leads the way with 1,546 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Stanford is allowing 22 points and 361.7 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Cardinal with 108 tackles, Quenton Meeks has two interceptions and Mike Tyler has 4.5 sacks. Ronnie Harris is questionable.
The Fighting Irish are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Cardinal are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 38-17 ATS in their last 55 home games. The Fighting Irish are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Stanford.
I've been chanting that Notre Dame is overratted, and this is the chance for the Cardinal to prove it. Stanford's physical style of play should give the Irish problems, and not too many teams have an answer for McCaffrey. I like Stanford here.