Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, 9/5/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Florida State Seminoles
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Seminoles (+8)
Doak Campbell Stadium is the site where the Florida State Seminoles (3-6 last year) will try to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2 last season) on Sunday. Florida State opens this matchup as 8-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 55.5.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished the year having earned a 10-2 mark. The last time they took the field, the Fighting Irish played the Alabama Crimson Tide and ended up losing by a score of 31-14. Kyren Williams was the leader on the ground for the Fighting Irish with 16 attempts for 64 yds (4.0 yds per carry). Ian Book went 27/39 with 229 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 113.4 and finished the contest with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Fighting Irish gave up 142 yards on 24 attempts, which averages out to 5.9 yards per rush surrendered. Notre Dame conceded 25 pass completions on 30 attempts for a total of 297 yds, and a completion rate of 83.3%. In all, they tallied 80 plays which converted into 375 yds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ended up running the ball 38 times and accounted for 139 yards, earning them an average of 3.7 yards per carry.
The Fighting Irish attained 5,381 total yards for the prior year. They surrendered the ball 11 times. Notre Dame amassed 16 touchdowns through the air and 34 touchdowns via the ground. Notre Dame recorded 290 1st downs, and they were called for 53 infractions for 456 yds. As a team they averaged 211.1 yards on the ground, which ranked them 25th in college football. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish had an average of 33.4 points per contest.
The Fighting Irish were sitting in 27th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 19.7 points per game. The opposition ran for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 113.0 yards on the ground per game last season. For the season, they gave up 1,356 yards via the ground game in 12 games. Regarding passing yards, the Fighting Irish gave up 2,767 yards which put them in 125th in the nation. Over the course of their 12 games, they allowed 230.6 yards per outing through the air in addition to surrendering a completion percentage of 58.2%. They yielded 14 passing touchdowns and 12 touchdowns via the ground game. They surrendered 343.6 yards per outing which ranked them 36th in the country.
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The Seminoles finished the season with a 3-6 mark. For their last game, the Seminoles went home victorious with a score of 56-35 against the Duke Blue Devils. Jashaun Corbin carried the ball 16 times for 72 yds, finishing the game with 4.5 yds per carry for Florida State. Jordan Travis (2 TDs) ended the contest with 192 yds on 13/18 through the air while his QB rate was 187.4. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 10.7. Florida State conceded 51 rushing attempts for 245 yds (4.8 yds per rush). The Seminoles secondary allowed a completion rate of 50.0%, surrendering 148 yds on 13 out of 26 passing. The Seminoles finished the contest with 541 yards while running 61 plays (8.9 yds per play). Florida State ran the football for 8.6 yds per carry, finishing the game with 343 yards on 40 attempts.
The Florida State Seminoles maintained an average of 396.7 yards per outing which had them ranked 62nd in college football. They tossed 13 picks while surrendering 4 fumbles and they recorded 185 first downs. They had an average of 199.9 yards per game via the rush and ran for 1,799 yards for last year. The Florida State offense had 700 yds of penalties on 80 infractions, which had them ranked 15th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Last season, the Seminoles compiled 1,771 passing yards as well as an average of 196.8 throwing yards per contest, which had them sitting 100th in Division 1. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Seminoles had a ranking of 85th in the nation by scoring 25.8 PPG.
Florida State allowed a total of 1,793 yards on the ground (199.2 yards per game) and 25 touchdowns rushing last season. They tallied 6 fumbles and 8 picks over the course of last season. They conceded 16 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 257.1 yards per contest, which had them sitting 113th in Division 1. The Seminoles defense was on the field for 636 plays, which ranked them 76th in the nation. Last year, they conceded 324 total points. The Seminoles allowed 36.0 points per game, which had them in 119th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seminoles +8
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