Northwestern at Notre Dame Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 11/13/2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend
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The Northwestern Wildcats (3-6) are going to have a hard time ending their long losing streak on Saturday afternoon as they have to go on the road to face the #15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2).
Northwestern lost their fourth game in a row last Saturday when they were beaten 10-9 by Michigan. They had negative-9 yards rushing in that loss and they ended up turning the ball over three times.
Northwestern's defense has played well this season, but their offense is one of the worst by scoring just 18 points per game. Running back Justin Jackson has averaged 4.3 yards per carry this season and has 761 yards with five touchdowns. Quarterback Trevor Siemian has 1,837 passing yards with five touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Last weekend, Notre Dame's playoff hopes were dashed when they were beaten 55-31 by Arizona State on the road. They did outgain ASU 487-412 in that game, but they also turned the ball over five times, including four interceptions.
The Fighting Irish are currently 16th in the nation in passing with 306.3 passing yards per game. Senior quarterback Everett Golson has struggled recently, but he still has 2,757 yards with 24 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions on the season. Sophomore wide receiver William Fuller has had a breakout season by catching 52 passes for 694 yards with a team-high 10 touchdowns.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
Northwestern Wildcats are 3-6-0 Against the Spread
Northwestern Wildcats are 2-6-0 against the Over/Under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-4-0 Against the Spread
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/09/14 DT Chance Carter Leg "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/09/14 CB Keith Watkins II Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/09/14 WR Miles Shuler Neck "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/09/14 RB Solomon Vault Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/09/14 RB Stephen Buckley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/27/14 LB Brett Walsh Suspension out indefinitely
10/27/14 LB Collin Ellis Concussion out indefinitely
10/24/14 DB Dwight White Kidney out for season
08/27/14 DL Sean McEvilly Foot out for season
08/13/14 WR Christian Jones Knee out for season
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
11/09/14 DB Austin Collinsworth Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
11/03/14 LB Joe Schmidt Ankle out for season
10/26/14 TE Mike Heuerman Hernia out indefinitely
10/10/14 DB KeiVarae Russell Academics out for season
09/15/14 DB Nicky Baratti Shoulder out for season
09/07/14 LB Jarrett Grace Leg out indefinitely
08/19/14 LB Ishaq Williams Academics out for season
08/16/14 WR DaVaris Daniels Academics out for season
08/16/14 LB Kendall Moore Academics out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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