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Notre Dame vs Toledo 9/11/21College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Toledo Rockets (1-0) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0)
September 11, 2021 2:30 pm EDT
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -19 / Toledo Rockets +19; Over/Under: 53.5
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet the Toledo Rockets in week 2 college football action from Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Toledo Rockets will try to pull off a massive road upset to build on their 49-10 whooping of Norfolk State last time out. Carter Bradley threw for 183 yards and a touchdown on 8 of 12 passing while Dequan Finn threw for 38 yards and rushed for a team-high 82 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries. Bryant Koback had 52 rushing yards and a pair of scores and Jacquez Stuart had a rushing TD as well. Devin Maddox had 91 receiving yards and Toledo’s lone receiving score while Koback and DeAmonte King each had 30+ receiving yards. Defensively, Jonathan Jones and Jamal Hines each had 7 total tackles while Samuel Womack had an interception and the Rockets recorded a pair of punt return TDs to start the year.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be out to build on their 41-38 OT win over Florida State last time out. Jack Coan threw for 366 yards, 4 touchdowns and an interception on 26 of 35 passing while Kyren Williams rushed for a team-high 42 yards and Chris Tyree had 31 rushing yards and a touchdown. Michael Mayer led Notre Dame with 9 grabs for 120 yards and a score while Kevin Austin Jr. had 91 receiving yards with a TD and Williams had 6 grabs for 83 yards and a score. Joe Wilkins Jr. also had a receiving touchdown for the Irish. Defensively, JD Bertrand had a team-high 11 total tackles and 6 solo tackles while Isaiah Foskey had a pair of sacks and Kur Hinish and Rylie Mills each had a sack as well. Kyle Hamilton picked off a pair of FSU passes and Clarence Lewis recorded a pick of his own in the winning effort.

Toledo is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 week 2 matchups and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Notre Dame is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 week 2 matchups and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 Saturday home games while the over is 6-3 in their last 9 September games.

I’d be lying if I said Notre Dame is my favorite team to back out there and the Irish had a close call against a Florida State squad I was not expecting that much of a fight from. However, while a lot of people are considering Toledo for the MAC crown this season, I just don’t like the Rockets for whatever reason. I just don’t think they have the horses to hang with the Irish in this one, so I’ll lay the points with Notre Dame as I see the Irish winning this one by three touchdowns.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:
Notre Dame -19
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Chris Ruffolo

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