Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-3) vs. Syracuse Orange (6-1)
October 29, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Syracuse Orange -1.5 / Notre Dame Fighting Irish +1.5; Over/Under: +46.5
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The Syracuse Orange and Notre Dame Fighting Irish do battle Saturday in a week 9 ACC college football matchup from the JMA Wireless Dome.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to build on wins in four of their last five games after a 44-21 win over UNLV last time out to improve to 4-3 on the year. Drew Pyne has thrown for 1,077 yards, 12 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 63.7% passing while Audric Estime has a team-high 435 rushing yards with 6 touchdowns. Logan Diggs has 346 rushing yards and Chris Tyree also has 299 rushing yards as well this season. Michael Mayer leads Notre Dame’s receiving group with 44 grabs for 526 yards and 6 touchdowns while Lorenzo Styles also has 287 receiving yards as well. On defense, JD Bertrand has a team-high 43 total tackles while Isaiah Foskey has a team-high 6 sacks as well this season.
The Syracuse Orange will hope to bounce back from their first loss of the season, falling to 6-1 on the year after a 27-21 loss to Clemson on the road last time out. Garrett Shrader has thrown for 1,601 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 69.7% passing while also rushing for 371 yards and 6 scores. Sean Tucker has a team-high 698 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns while Oronde Gadsden II has a team-high 37 receptions for 593 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Devaughn Cooper has 234 receiving yards while four other Orange receivers have at least 100 receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Mikel Jones has a team-high 52 total tackles while Garrett Williams has a pair of interceptions and Syracuse’s defense has combined for 19 sacks this season.
Notre Dame is 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Syracuse is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.
I was originally leaning towards Syracuse, but the loss to Clemson almost eliminates Syracuse from the ACC title game picture and I think there could be a hangover here. I’m also not impressed with what Syracuse’s schedule to this point looks like prior to the loss to Clemson and I think this is a rise to the occasion spot for Notre Dame. Give me the Irish.