Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Irish (-1.5)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0) are traveling to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday where they will meet the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0). Notre Dame is 1.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 50.
The Cincinnati Bearcats come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last game, the Bearcats took on the Indiana Hoosiers and walked away with a win by a score of 38-24. Desmond Ridder finished 20/36 with 210 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 108.2 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Jerome Ford was the leader on the ground for the Bearcats with 20 carries for 66 yards (3.3 yards per carry). For the game, they ran 72 plays which totaled 328 yds. The Cincinnati Bearcats ended up rushing 36 different times and tallied 118 yards, which came out to an average of 3.3 yards per carry. In the running game, the Bearcats gave up 152 yards on 37 tries, which is 4.1 yards per run surrendered. Cincinnati conceded 17 completions on 40 tries for a total of 224 yds, and a completion percentage of 42.5%.
Concerning scoring points, the Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 43.0 points per contest. Offensively they're holding an average of 165.0 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 63rd in the country. The Bearcats have racked up 1,261 yards in total this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Cincinnati has totaled 4 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. Cincinnati has accounted for 64 first downs as a team, and they have committed 22 infractions for 157 yards. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times.
The Bearcats sit in 25th in the nation concerning team defense, allowing 15.0 points per game. They are allowing 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 138.0 rushing yards per game on the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 414 rushing yards through 3 games. When talking about passing yardage, the Bearcats are giving up 482 yards which ranks them 18th in the nation. They have surrendered 160.7 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 44.3%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 298.7 yards per outing which puts them 39th in the nation. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Fighting Irish step onto the field holding a record of 4-0 for this season. In their last game, the Fighting Irish went home victorious with a score of 41-13 when they faced the Wisconsin Badgers. Jack Coan (1 TD) finished the contest with 158 yds on 15/29 passing while his QB rating was 108.9. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 5.4. Kyren Williams ran the football 18 times for 33 yds, finishing the game with 1.8 yds per carry for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish finished the game with 242 yds and they ran 69 plays (3.5 yds per play). Notre Dame rushed the football for 0.1 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 3 yards on 32 carries. Notre Dame relinquished 28 running attempts for 74 yards (2.6 yds per carry). The Fighting Irish secondary conceded a completion rate of 43.9%, relinquishing 240 yds on 18 for 41 through the air.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 366.3 yards per contest, which is good for 90th in D-1. The Notre Dame offense has accrued 219 yds of penalties on 27 infractions, which has them ranked 47th in D-1 in terms of making mistakes. During this campaign to this point, the Fighting Irish currently sit at 1,145 yards through the air along with holding an average of 286.3 throwing yards per game, ranking them 30th in the country. In relation to how much they score, the Fighting Irish are sitting 39th in college football by tallying 35.3 points per game.
The Fighting Irish are giving up 23.3 points per game, ranking them 79th in D-1. Notre Dame has surrendered a total of 519 yards rushing (129.8 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns on the ground this year. In total, they have relinquished 93 pts. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 234.5 yards/game, ranking them 91st in college football. The Fighting Irish defense has taken part in 285 plays, which has them ranked 108th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bearcats +1.5
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