Saturday, October 1, 2016
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Syracuse Orange take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 12 point favorites. This season the Orange are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Eric Dungey finished with 407 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 26 passes out of 40 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Dontae Strickland, who finished with 51 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Amba Etta was the team leader in receiving with a total of 270 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Syracuse got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 469 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 62 yards on 26 attempts.
DeShone Kizer finished with 381 yards passing for Notre Dame last week. He went 22 for 37, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led on the ground by Josh Adams, who finished with 60 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 116 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Notre Dame had 24 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 534 yards for the contest. The Fighting Irish ran for 153 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Syracuse scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 78th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31.3 passes on 47.3 attempts for a 66.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 371.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in college football. The Orange run for an average of 125.3 yards per game on 38.8 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 111th in the nation. They also run 86 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 497 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Orange average 24.5 first downs per game which ranks them 32nd in the country. They accumulate 51 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 76th in the nation.
Syracuse allows 256.3 passing yards per game, ranking 92nd in D-1, and they allow 34.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 106th. They give up 18.5 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.2. The Orange allow 210.5 rushing yards per game on 38.3 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 102nd in the country. Syracuse allows 466.8 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 110th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.3 penalties for 47.5 yards per game, ranking them 36th among D-1 teams.
Notre Dame averages 37.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 43rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.5 passes per game on 32.8 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 292 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 163.8 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 84th on the ground. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 455.8 yards per game, ranking them 46th in the country on offense. The Fighting Irish get an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranks 68th in the nation. They average 57.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 58th in college football.
Notre Dame allows an average of 253 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 87th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 101st in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 27.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 64 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 201.5 rushing yards per contest on 45.5 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 96th in the country. Notre Dame allows 454.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 104th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 60.5 yards in each contest, ranking 81st in the nation.
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 WR Jamal Custis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/25/16 OL Omari Palmer Leg "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/16 CB Antwan Cordy Arm out for season
09/17/16 CB Juwan Dowels Leg out for season
09/16/16 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/16/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
08/19/16 RB George Morris II Ankle out indefinitely
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
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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