Saturday, October 17, 2015
Notre Dame Stadium
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The USC Trojans face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 60.
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USC was led last game by Cody Kessler, who totaled 156 yards through the air. He had a 55% completion percentage, completing 16 passes on 29 attempts. The Trojans were led in rushing by Tre Madden, who finished with 120 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. JuJu Smith led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 82 yards. He had an average of 14 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game USC had 346 total yards on 68 plays. They gained 9 rushing first downs, 8 passing, and 3 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Trojans rushed for 190 yards by way of 39 carries.
Notre Dame was led last game by DeShone Kizer, who totaled 281 yards through the air. He had a 73% completion percentage, completing 22 passes on 30 attempts. The Fighting Irish were led in rushing by C.J. Prosise, who finished with 129 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. William Fuller led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 80 yards. He had an average of 16 yards per reception in the contest. Notre Dame had 459 total yards on 71 plays. They gained 12 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 27 first downs on the game. The Fighting Irish rushed for 178 yards by way of 40 carries.
USC is averaging a total of 39.8 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 32.8 passes per game and completing 22.8 of them for a 69.5 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 316.8 yards per game through the air as well. The Trojans carry the ball for an average of 178 yards per game on 33.6 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season. They are also running 66.4 plays per game and average 7.5 yards per play for an average of 494.8 yards per contest. The Trojans manage 23 first downs per contest and they average a total of 66.4 penalty yards on 7 penalties.
USC gives up an average of 229.6 passing yards and 17.4 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20.6 completions per game on 36.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3. The Trojans allow 158.2 rushing yards per game on 40.4 carries for a 3.9 average per play. USC gives up 387.8 total yards per game including 5 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties per game that total 47.2 yards as a unit.
Notre Dame is accumulating 37.8 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 29.5 passes per game and complete 19 of them for a 64.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 264.7 yards per game through the air as well. The Fighting Irish carry the ball for an average of 238.8 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. They also run 69.8 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for an average of 503.5 yards in each contest. The Fighting Irish are gaining 24 first downs per contest and they average 48.2 penalty yards on 6 penalties per game.
Notre Dame gives up 155.7 passing yards per outing and 21.2 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 14 completions on 26.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.2. The Fighting Irish allow 178 rushing yards per contest on 37.7 carries for a 4.7 average per rush. Notre Dame gives up 333.7 total yards per game including an average of 5.2 per play. They create an average of 1.2 turnovers per game and 4.8 penalties for 42.5 yards each game.
USC Betting Trends
USC is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
USC has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 3-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/12/15 DT Claude Pelon Knee doubtful Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/12/15 C Max Tuerk Knee out for season
10/12/15 WR Steven Mitchell Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/11/15 WR Darreus Rogers Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/11/15 OL Khaliel Rodgers Personal "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
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
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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