Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Notre Dame Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Clemson (-7.5)
D.J. Uiagalelei and the Clemson Tigers (7-0) travel to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0). Notre Dame opens this matchup as 7.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 50.5.
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers faced the Boston College Eagles and ended up getting the win by a score of 34-28. D.J. Uiagalelei went 30/41 with 342 yards by way of passing and completed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Travis Etienne led the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this contest. He scurried for 84 yards via 20 carries which meant he averaged 4.2 yards per run. Travis Etienne led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 140 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per reception in this contest.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Clemson Tigers are averaging 46.1 points per contest. As a team they hold an average of 166.6 yards on the ground which has them sitting 55th in college football. The Tigers have earned 3,556 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Clemson has earned 21 touchdowns via the pass and 19 touchdowns via the ground. The Tigers sit in 24th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 15.6 points per game. They are allowing 2.7 yards per rush on the ground and 99.9 yards on the ground per game this year. During the season, they have conceded 699 rushing yards through 7 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Tigers are conceding 1,224 yards which puts them in 65th in college football. During their 7 games, they have allowed 174.9 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 46.6%. During the season, they have surrendered 274.7 yards/game which has them ranked 20th in the country.
For his career, Uiagalelei has passed for 444 yards with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 14 times for a total of 57 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 143.2 with a TD percentage of 3.3%. He is averaging 74.0 yds per contest. D.J. Uiagalelei has completed 42 of his career 60 passes for a completion percentage of 70.0%.
In their last outing, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish went up against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and notched a win by a score of 31-13. Kyren Williams led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 19 yards and he tallied 2 TD's for this game. He ran for 76 yards via 15 carries which had him averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Javon McKinley led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 93 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 18.6 yards per catch for that contest. Ian Book went 18/26 with 199 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Fighting Irish rank 26th in D-1 averaging 34.8 points per game. For the season so far, the Fighting Irish currently have a total of 1,236 passing yards as well as holding an average of 206.0 throwing yards per game, which ranks 71st in Division 1. They hold an average of 231.0 run yards per game and have run for 1,386 yards in total. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 437.0 yards per contest which is good for 30th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are relinquishing 10.3 points per game, which has them sitting 17th in the nation. This year, they have relinquished 62 points in total. Notre Dame has surrendered a total of 562 rushing yards (93.7 yards/game) and 4 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air as well as 173.5 yards/outing, ranking them 21st in college football.
In the 39 games in his college career, Ian Book has connected on 592 of his 938 attempts for 7,342 yds. He is averaging 188.3 yards per contest through the air with a 147.5 QB rating. Book has thrown for 64 touchdowns compared to 18 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,244 yds on 296 attempts. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 6.8% and his interception percentage is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -7.5
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