Saturday, September 24, 2016
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Duke Blue Devils take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 20 point favorites. This season the Blue Devils are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Daniel Jones finished with 279 yards through the air for Duke last week. He completed 27 passes out of 48 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Blue Devils were led in rushing by Jela Duncan, who finished with 53 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. T.J. Rahming was the team leader in receiving with a total of 70 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Duke got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 83 total plays for 396 yards for the game. The Blue Devils ran for 117 yards on 34 attempts.
DeShone Kizer finished with 344 yards passing for Notre Dame last week. He went 20 for 37, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led on the ground by Josh Adams, who finished with 29 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Torii Hunter Jr. led the team in receiving with 95 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Notre Dame had 19 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 401 yards for the contest. The Fighting Irish ran for 57 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Duke scores 25.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 96th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24.7 passes on 41 attempts for a 60.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 279.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 30th in college football. The Blue Devils run for an average of 154 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 87th in the nation. They also run 83.3 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 433.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 57th overall this season. The Blue Devils average 24.3 first downs per game which ranks them 37th in the country. They accumulate 56.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 70th in the nation.
Duke allows 181.3 passing yards per game, ranking 34th in D-1, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 32nd. They give up 11.3 completions on 26.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 42.5. The Blue Devils allow 122.3 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 47th in the country. Duke allows 303.7 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 47 yards per game, ranking them 31st among D-1 teams.
Notre Dame averages 38 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 43rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.7 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 59.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 262.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 167.3 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 73rd on the ground. They also run 70.3 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 429.7 yards per game, ranking them 60th in the country on offense. The Fighting Irish get an average of 20.7 first downs per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. They average 69.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 33rd in college football.
Notre Dame allows an average of 240.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 84th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32 points per contest, which has them ranked 96th in the nation. They give up 15.7 completions on 26.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 199.3 rushing yards per contest on 46.7 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 99th in the country. Notre Dame allows 440 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 102nd in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 8.3 penalties for 79 yards in each contest, ranking 117th in the nation.
Duke Betting Trends
Duke is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Duke has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 DT Brandon Boyce Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/18/16 DB Phillip Carter Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/18/16 WR Scott Bracey Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/09/16 WR Keyston Fuller Knee out indefinitely
09/01/16 DT Zach Morris Knee out for season
08/28/16 QB Thomas Sirk Achilles out for season
09/12/16 CB Nick Watkins Arm out indefinitely
09/11/16 DB Shaun Crawford Achilles out for season
09/02/16 RB Justin Brent Foot out indefinitely
08/22/16 DB Max Redfield Dismissed has been dismissed
08/22/16 DB Devin Butler Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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