Saturday, November 7, 2015
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52.
Notre Dame was led in passing last game by DeShone Kizer, who finished with 299 yards through the air. He went 23 for 36 on the game, good for a 64% completion percentage. DeShone Kizer led the Fighting Irish in rushing with 143 yards. He averaged 8 yards per carry on his 17 rushing attempts for the game. Chris Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Notre Dame totaled 467 yards by way of 67 plays. They rushed the ball 31 times for a total of 168 yards on the game and the Fighting Irish totaled 20 first downs by getting 7 rushing, 9 passing and 4 by penalty.
Pittsburgh was led in passing last game by Nathan Peterman, who finished with 262 yards through the air. He went 27 for 42 on the game, good for a 64% completion percentage. Qadree Ollison led the Panthers in rushing with 54 yards. He averaged 5 yards per carry on his 10 rushing attempts for the game. Tyler Boyd was the team leader in receiving with a total of 89 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Pittsburgh totaled 415 yards by way of 79 plays. They rushed the ball 37 times for a total of 153 yards on the game and the Panthers totaled 25 first downs by getting 10 rushing, 13 passing and 2 by penalty.
Notre Dame is averaging 36.5 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 19.1 passes per game on 29.8 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage and average 268.6 yards in the passing department per game. The Fighting Irish are running for an average of 226.9 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. They run 68.3 plays per game and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 495.5 total yards each outing. The Fighting Irish get 23.1 first downs per game and they average 51.3 penalty yards via 6 penalties each contest.
Notre Dame gives up an average of 195.3 passing yards and 22.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 16 completions per game on 29.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.8. The Fighting Irish allow an average of 165.6 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for a 4.6 average. Notre Dame gives up 360.9 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties per game that total 54.9 yards as a unit.
Pittsburgh is putting 26.1 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 17.4 passes per game on 25.8 attempts for a 67.5 percent completion percentage and average 195.5 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Panthers run for an average of 169.4 yards per game on 40.4 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season. They run 66.1 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 364.9 total yards per game. The Panthers are averaging 19.1 first downs per outing and accumulate 41.6 penalty yards via 5.1 penalties each game.
Pittsburgh gives up 186.5 passing yards per outing and 22.1 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 15.3 completions on 28.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.2. The Panthers allow an average of 139.4 rushing yards per game on 30.6 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Pittsburgh gives up 325.9 total yards per game including an average of 5.5 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 4.9 penalties for 42.4 yards each game.
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 6-2-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 3-4-1 against the over/under so far this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/15 OL Alex Bars Ankle out for season
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
11/01/15 WR Chris Wuestner Abdominal "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
11/01/15 FS Reggie Mitchell Foot "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/03/15 OL Alex Paulina Shoulder out for season
09/07/15 RB James Conner Knee out for season
08/26/15 RB Rachid Ibrahim Achilles out for season
08/21/15 DL Hez Trahan Personal has left team
08/13/15 OL Jaryd Jones-Smith Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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