Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (-20)
Bobby Dodd Stadium is the venue where Jeff Sims and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-4) will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-0) on Saturday. Georgia Tech opens this game as 20-point underdogs. The total has been set at 56.5.
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish went up against the Pittsburgh Panthers and took home the victory by a score of 45-3. C'Bo Flemister led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this outing. He ran for 48 yards via 13 carries which gave him an average of 3.7 yards per tote. Ben Skowronek was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 107 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 53.5 yards per catch for the game. Ian Book went 16/30 with 312 yards via the pass and completed 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 35.6 points per game. As a unit they average 231.8 yards rushing which has them sitting 15th in D-1. The Fighting Irish have earned 2,196 yards in total this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Notre Dame has amassed 6 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. Concerning passing yards, the Fighting Irish have allowed 891 yards which has them ranked 53rd in Division 1. For the year, they have relinquished 273.0 yards per outing which puts them 21st in college football. The Fighting Irish rank 18th in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 9.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per rush on the ground and 94.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. During their 5 games played, they have conceded 178.2 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 51.7%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 474 yards via the ground game in 5 outings.
Ian Book has connected on 574 of his career 912 throws for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He is throwing for 188.0 yards per outing. For his career, Book has thrown for 7,143 yards with 63 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 147.6 with a touchdown rate of 6.9% and an interception rate of 2.0%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 287 different times for a total of 1,198 yds.
In their last game, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went up against the Boston College Eagles and went home in defeat by a score of 48-27. Jeff Sims paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 25 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for 47 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Ahmarean Brown led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 75 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 18.8 yards per catch in this outing. Jeff Sims went 12/18 with 171 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception for the game.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Yellow Jackets currently sit at 1,294 yards through the air in addition to an average of 215.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 64th in college football. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hold an average of 396.3 yards per game ranking them 56th in the nation. They have an average of 180.7 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,084 yards in total. Regarding putting points on the board, the Yellow Jackets currently rank 80th in the nation by scoring 22.8 points per contest. Georgia Tech has conceded a total of 1,192 rushing yards (198.7 yards/game) and 13 touchdowns via the rush this year. The Yellow Jackets are conceding 41.2 points per game, which has them ranked 104th in D-1. This year, they have given up 247 total points. They have given up 18 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 280.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 93rd in Division 1.
In the 6 contests in his career, Jeff Sims has completed 84 of 151 attempts for 1,196 yds. He is averaging 199.3 yds per contest through the air with a 126.4 QB rating. Sims has thrown for 8 TD's while tossing 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has taken off and run for 275 yds on 69 attempts. His TD percentage is 5.3% and his interception rate is 6.6%.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Yellow Jackets college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -20
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