Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinal (+18)
Stanford Stadium is where the Stanford Cardinal (3-8) will try to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-1) on Saturday. Notre Dame opens this contest as 18-point favorites. The over/under is 52.5.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head into this game 10-1 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Fighting Irish faced the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and went home with a win by a final score of 55-0. Jack Coan went 15/20 with 285 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 227.7 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Kyren Williams led the offense in rushing for the Fighting Irish with 11 carries for 56 yds (5.1 yds per carry). In all, they had 59 plays which gave them 514 yds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ran the football 33 different times and compiled 212 yards, which came out to an average of 6.4 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Fighting Irish conceded 128 yards on 35 tries, which calculates to 3.7 yds per run surrendered. Notre Dame gave up 14 pass completions on 28 attempts for 96 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
Concerning scoring points, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have an average of 34.4 points per game. As a unit they average 150.3 yards on the ground ranking this team at 77th in the country. The Fighting Irish have tallied 4,475 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Notre Dame has totaled 23 passing touchdowns and 19 touchdowns via the ground. Notre Dame has a total of 238 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 65 penalties for 558 yards. They have turned the ball over 12 times.
When talking about passing yards, the Fighting Irish have conceded 2,372 yards which puts them in 63rd in the country. They have surrendered 215.6 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 58.9%. For the season, they have relinquished 348.9 yards per game which has them sitting 52nd in D-1. They have relinquished 8 touchdowns by air as well as 12 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are giving up an average of 3.8 yards per tote and 133.3 yards on the ground per game this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,466 rushing yards through 11 games. The Fighting Irish sit in 24th in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 18.6 PPG.
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The Cardinal head into this matchup 3-8 for this year. For their last game, the Cardinal took a defeat with a final score of 41-11 when they faced the California Golden Bears. Tanner McKee finished the contest with 247 yards on 27/44 passing while his QB rate was 99.4. He had 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.6. Austin Jones carried the football 10 times for 28 yds, finishing the game with 2.8 yds per attempt for Stanford. The Cardinal finished the game with a total of 290 yards and they ran 70 plays (4.1 yds per play). Stanford ran the ball for 1.7 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 43 yards on 26 carries. Stanford surrendered 34 running attempts for 352 yds (10.4 yds per rush). The Cardinal secondary conceded a completion rate of 65.5%, surrendering 284 yards on 19 for 29 through the air.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Cardinal are 112th in the country averaging 21.0 points per contest. During the season to this point, the Cardinal have earned 2,418 yards through the air along with holding an average of 219.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 77th in college football. The Stanford Cardinal hold an average of 310.0 yards per game, which is good for 121st in the nation. The Stanford offense has accrued 455 penalty yards on 65 infractions, ranking them 74th in college football in terms of hurting your team.
The Cardinal are allowing 31.3 PPG, which puts them 109th in college football. Stanford has surrendered a total of 2,682 rushing yards (243.8 yards per contest) in addition to 29 touchdowns on the ground on the year. Overall, they have allowed 344 points. They have yielded 12 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 204.2 yards per contest, which puts them in 43rd in the nation. The Cardinal defense has been on the field for 755 plays, which has them sitting 84th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal +18
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