Saturday, October 15, 2016
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Stanford Cardinal take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 1 point favorites. This season the Cardinal are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Burns finished with 222 yards through the air for Stanford last week. He completed 19 passes out of 25 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led in rushing by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 35 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Michael Rector was the team leader in receiving with a total of 90 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Stanford got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 296 yards for the game. The Cardinal ran for 61 yards on 26 attempts.
DeShone Kizer finished with 54 yards passing for Notre Dame last week. He went 9 for 26, resulting in a 35% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led on the ground by Josh Adams, who finished with 51 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Equanimeous St. Brown led the team in receiving with 30 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Notre Dame had 10 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 113 yards for the contest. The Fighting Irish ran for 59 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Stanford scores 19.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 118th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.4 passes on 24.6 attempts for a 62.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 167.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 108th in college football. The Cardinal run for an average of 139.4 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 101st in the nation. They also run 58.6 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 307 yards per game, ranking their offense 122nd overall this season. The Cardinal average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 121st in the country. They accumulate 46 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 101st in the nation.
Stanford allows 258.8 passing yards per game, ranking 95th in D-1, and they allow 24.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 48th. They give up 21 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.6. The Cardinal allow 120.2 rushing yards per game on 32.4 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 27th in the country. Stanford allows 379 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 53rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 57.2 yards per game, ranking them 75th among D-1 teams.
Notre Dame averages 33.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 49th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.3 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 282.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 149.5 yards per game on 38.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 92nd on the ground. They also run 70.2 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 431.7 yards per game, ranking them 52nd in the country on offense. The Fighting Irish get an average of 20.2 first downs per game, which ranks 84th in the nation. They average 54 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 73rd in college football.
Notre Dame allows an average of 236 passing yards per game, which ranks 76th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 79th in the nation. They give up 18.2 completions on 29.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 181.2 rushing yards per contest on 45.2 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 84th in the country. Notre Dame allows 417.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 77th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 51.2 yards in each contest, ranking 51st in the nation.
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 S Justin Reid Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 CB Alijah Holder Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 T Casey Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 RB Christian McCaffrey Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 FB Daniel Marx Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 WR Francis Owusu Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 TE Greg Taboada Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 CB Quenton Meeks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
10/09/16 RB Tarean Folston Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
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 Stanford
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