Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-1) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (8-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:33 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Down in Miami Gardens at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Miami Hurricanes will be meeting up in college football action.
The Irish are sitting at 8-1 overall this year, with their lone blemish being a 20-19 loss to Georgia on September 9. In their last four games, Notre Dame has beaten North Carolina, USC, NC State and Wake Forest. In that Wake Forest game, Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush put up 280 yards and one TD.
So far this year, Wimbush has logged 1287 yards, 11 touchdowns and two picks, and Josh Adams is the top Irish rusher on 1191 yards and nine TDs from 137 carries. Chase Claypool leads the way for Notre Dame in receiving with his 354 yards and two scores off 24 receptions.
As for Miami, they’re sitting at 8-0 on the season, with wins over Georgia Tech, Syracuse, North Carolina and Virginia Tech in their last four. During that VT game, Miami QB Malik Rosier put up 193 yards, two touchdowns and three picks.
On the season, Rosier has managed 2264 yards with 19 TDs and seven INTs, and Travis Homer is the lead Miami rusher on 612 yards and six TDs from 95 totes. Braxton Berrios leads the Hurricanes in receiving with his 35 catches for 465 yards and seven TDs.
The Irish are 6-1 ATS in their last seven non-conference games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Notre Dame is also 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in November.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games in November and 6-1 ATS in the last seven games following an ATS win. Miami is also 5-2 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 0-6 ATS in their last six versus independents.
In most of their wins this year, the Irish have just been plowing through other teams, and a 48-37 win over Wake Forest in the last game seems like a close outing. Notre Dame has put up at least 33 points in all their wins. Miami is no slouch on the scoreboard either, putting up 24 points or more in every game. The Canes have allowed 19 or fewer over their last three as well. This should be a great game, and the line’s not too bad so I think the Irish can go out and bag a cover.