Saturday, October 3, 2015
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish face the Clemson Tigers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 53.
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Notre Dame was led in passing last game by DeShone Kizer, who finished with 207 yards through the air. He went 15 for 22 on the game, good for a 68% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led in rushing by C.J. Prosise, who finished with 149 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. William Fuller led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 57 yards. He had an average of 14 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Notre Dame had 681 total yards on 79 plays. They gained 17 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 30 first downs on the game. The Fighting Irish rushed for 457 yards by way of 51 carries.
Clemson was led in passing last game by Deshaun Watson, who finished with 199 yards through the air. He went 21 for 30 on the game, good for a 70% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 139 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jordan Leggett led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 42 yards. He had an average of 14 yards per reception in the contest. Clemson had 401 total yards on 70 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Tigers rushed for 202 yards by way of 40 carries.
Notre Dame is scoring 41 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 18.3 passes on 27.8 attempts for a 65.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 246.5 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Irish carry the ball for an average of 284.8 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 6.7 yards per carry this season. They are also running 70 plays per game and average 7.6 yards per play for an average of 531.3 yards per contest. The Fighting Irish manage 24.3 first downs per contest and they average a total of 52.3 penalty yards on 6.5 penalties.
Notre Dame gives up an average of 203.8 passing yards and 19.8 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 17.5 completions per game on 33.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.6. The Fighting Irish allow 137.8 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for a 4.1 average per play. Notre Dame gives up 341.5 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties per game that total 42.5 yards as a unit.
Clemson averages 36.7 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 32.7 attempts for a 73.5 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 254 yards through the air per game thus far. The Tigers carry the ball for an average of 188 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. They also run 75 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 442 yards in each contest. The Tigers are gaining 23 first downs per contest and they average 61 penalty yards on 7 penalties per game.
Clemson gives up 146 passing yards per outing and 12.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 11.7 completions on 27 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 43.2. The Tigers allow 115 rushing yards per contest on 39.3 carries for a 2.9 average per rush. Clemson gives up 261 total yards per game including an average of 3.9 per play. They create an average of 2 turnovers per game and 6 penalties for 50.7 yards each game.
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 2-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 1-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/15 DB Avery Sebastian Foot "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
09/27/15 DE Jay Hayes Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
09/21/15 DB Drue Tranquill ACL out for season
09/15/15 TE Durham Smythe Shoulder out for season
09/13/15 QB Malik Zaire Ankle out for season
09/06/15 RB Tarean Folston Knee out for season
08/28/15 DL Ishaq Williams Eligibility out for season
08/27/15 DB Shaun Crawford Knee out for season
08/15/15 DL Jarron Jones Knee out for season
08/13/15 RB Greg Bryant Eligibility out for season
09/27/15 OL Ryan Norton Leg "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/06/15 WR Mike Williams Neck out indefinitely
09/02/15 K Ammon Lakip Suspension expected to miss 3 games
08/26/15 DT D.J. Reader Personal out indefinitely
08/13/15 DB Korrin Wiggins Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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