Syracuse Orange vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Notre Dame Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+33.5)
Notre Dame Stadium is the venue where Ian Book and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-0) will take on the Syracuse Orange (1-9) on Saturday. Syracuse opens this matchup as 33.5-point dogs. The total opens at 51.5.
In their last game, the Syracuse Orange took the field against the NC State Wolfpack and added a loss to their record by a score of 36-29. Rex Culpepper went 23/45 with 254 yards by way of the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Sean Tucker paced the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 6 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 18 yards by way of 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 1.1 yards per run. Taj Harris was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 146 yards on 13 receptions. He averaged 11.2 yards per catch in this outing.
When talking about scoring, the Syracuse Orange are sitting at 17.5 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 78.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 124th in the country. The Orange have earned 2,504 yards in total for the year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Syracuse has totaled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. The Orange rank 95th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 31.5 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 201.8 rushing yards per contest this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 2,018 yards via the ground game in 10 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Orange are allowing 2,518 yards which has them ranked 132nd in college football. During their 10 games played, they have surrendered 251.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 65.5%. For the year, they are conceding 453.6 yards/game which ranks them 114th in Division 1.
Jacobian Morgan has completed 31 of his attempted career 49 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He is passing for 95.0 yards per outing. For his career, Morgan has thrown for 285 yds with 2 touchdowns and 2 picks. His QB rating is 117.4 with a TD percentage of 4.1% and an interception rate of 4.1%. Since he has been in college, he has left the pocket to run 12 times for a total of -25 rushing yards.
The last time they played, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the North Carolina Tar Heels and took home the victory by a score of 31-17. Ian Book went 23/33 with 279 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Kyren Williams led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 47 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for this outing. He ran for a total of 124 yards via 23 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per run. Javon McKinley led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 135 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 22.5 yards per reception in this outing.
Over the course of the season so far, the Fighting Irish have thrown for a total of 2,108 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 234.2 passing yards per game, ranking them 60th in the country. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish hold an average of 463.9 yards per game which has them ranked 24th in Division 1. They are averaging 229.7 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 2,067 yards overall. When it comes to how much they score, the Fighting Irish are ranked 22nd in the nation holding an average of 36.9 points per contest. The Fighting Irish are giving up 16.7 PPG, which has them ranked 22nd in the country. This year, they have allowed 150 points. Notre Dame has allowed the opposition a total of 768 yards rushing (85.3 yards per game) in addition to 8 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have allowed 7 touchdowns via the pass and 218.1 yards/game, which puts them in 56th in D-1.
In the 42 games in his college career, Ian Book has been successful on 657 of his 1,037 attempts for 8,214 yds. He averages 195.6 yards per game through the air with a 148.4 QB rating. Book has thrown for 69 TD's compared to 18 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,444 yards on 328 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 6.7% and his interception rate is 1.7%.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -33.5
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