Notre Dame at Arizona State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/5/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe
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In what may be the biggest game of the weekend, the #8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-1) will go on the road to take on the #11 Arizona State Sun Devils (7-1) on Saturday afternoon. Notre Dame beat the Sun Devils by the score of 37-34 last year.
Last Saturday, Notre Dame scored 21 fourth-quarter points to pull off a 49-39 win over Navy. Their offense had an easy time moving the ball in that game, gaining 533 yards against Navy's defense.
Through eight games, the Fighting Irish have been able to score 35.4 points per game while only giving up 21.6 points per game. Senior quarterback Everett Golson has completed 62.8 percent of his passes this season for 2,311 yards, 22 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Wide receiver William Fuller has caught 46 of Golson's passes for 599 yards and nine touchdowns.
Last weekend, Arizona State was able to make a field goal in overtime to defeat Utah 19-16 at home. They were just 2-for-14 on their third down chances in that game, but their defense did well to hold Utah to just 241 total yards.
The Sun Devils are currently in the top 25 in passing by throwing for 291.1 yards per game against their opponents. Their best offensive player has been wide receiver Jaelen Strong, who has caught 57 passes this season for 821 yards and eight touchdowns. Running back D.J. Foster has averaged 5.8 yards per carry and has 701 yards with six touchdowns.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
Arizona State Sun Devils are 4-4-0 Against the Spread
Arizona State Sun Devils are 3-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
11/03/14 LB Joe Schmidt Ankle out for season
11/02/14 DB Austin Collinsworth Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Arizona State
10/26/14 TE Mike Heuerman Hernia out indefinitely
10/17/14 S Eilar Hardy Suspension 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
Arizona State Sun Devils
11/03/14 TE De'Marieya Nelson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/02/14 OL Christian Westerman Leg "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/02/14 DB Ezekiel Bishop Knee "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/02/14 LB Jamal Scott Arm "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/16/14 LB Marcus Washington Knee out for season
09/05/14 DT Corey Smith Hip out for season
08/14/14 LB Carlos Mendoza Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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