Stanford at Notre Dame Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/2/2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame
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The #14 Stanford Cardinal's (3-1) top-rated defense will be put to the test on Saturday afternoon when they go up against the #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0). The Cardinal won this matchup 27-20 at home last season.
Stanford weren't at their best against Washington on the road last weekend, but they shut them out in the second half and pulled of a 20-13 win. Stanford had three turnovers in that win, but they also held Washington to just 179 total yards.
The Cardinal pride themselves on defense, which shows because they have only given up 6.5 points per game this year. Quarterback Kevin Hogan has completed 71 of his 100 passes this season for 883 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions, and he has also rushed for two more touchdowns. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery has 26 catches for 275 yards and three scores.
Last Saturday, Notre Dame committed five turnovers in their game against Syracuse, but they were still able to roll to a 31-15 road win. The Fighting Irish had 523 total yards in that victory, which included 362 yards through the air.
The Fighting Irish have passed for 285.5 yards per game this year and their defense has only given up 11.5 points per game. Wide receiver William Fuller has been great through four games, catching 25 passes for 344 yards and five touchdowns. Quarterback Everett Golson has thrown for 1,142 yards with 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions, and he has rushed for a team-leading four touchdowns.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
Stanford Cardinal are 2-2-0 Against the Spread
Stanford Cardinal are 0-3-0 against the Over/Under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-1-0 Against the Spread
Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/03/14 LB Joe Hemschoot Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/28/14 OL Brandon Fanaika Undisclosed out for season
08/28/14 LB Lane Veach Undisclosed out for season
08/28/14 C Thomas Oser Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/23/14 DL Ikenna Nwafor Undisclosed out for season
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
09/28/14 WR Amir Carlisle Knee "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/15/14 DB Nicky Baratti Shoulder out for season
09/07/14 LB Jarrett Grace Leg out indefinitely
08/30/14 DB Austin Collinsworth Knee out indefinitely
08/29/14 S Eilar Hardy Academics out indefinitely
08/19/14 LB Ishaq Williams Academics out indefinitely
08/16/14 WR DaVaris Daniels Academics out indefinitely
08/16/14 DB KeiVarae Russell Academics out indefinitely
08/16/14 LB Kendall Moore Academics out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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