Toledo Rockets vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toledo Rockets vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Irish (-16.5)
The Toledo Rockets (1-0) are traveling to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0). Notre Dame opens this contest as 16.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 54.
The Toledo Rockets step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 this season. In their last matchup, the Rockets took the field against the Norfolk State Spartans and walked away with a win by a score of 49-10. Carter Bradley went 8/11 with 183 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 242.5 and ended the game without throwing a pick. DeQuan Finn led the offense in rushing for the Rockets with 9 attempts for 82 yards (9.1 yds per attempt). Overall, they ran 56 plays for 441 yds. The Toledo Rockets ran the ball a total of 39 times and totaled 205 yards, which came out to an average of 5.3 yards per tote. On the ground, the Rockets conceded 147 yds on 42 tries, which calculates to 3.5 yds per run allowed. Toledo conceded 8 pass completions on 18 attempts for 125 yds, and a completion rate of 44.4%.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Toledo Rockets are averaging 49.0 points per game. As a unit they hold an average of 205.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 44th in the nation. The Rockets have earned 441 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Toledo has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. Toledo has tallied 21 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 12 penalties for 140 yds.
In terms of yards through the air, the Rockets are giving up 125 yards which puts them in 29th in Division 1. They have surrendered 125.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 44.4%. In total, they have given up 272.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 45th in the country. The opposition is running for 3.5 yards per run and 147.0 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. Overall, they have given up 147 rushing yards through 1 outing. The Rockets rank 42nd in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 10.0 points per game.
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The Fighting Irish head into this game 1-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Fighting Irish got the victory with a final of 41-38 when they faced the Florida State Seminoles. Jack Coan (4 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 366 yards on 26/35 through the air while his quarterback rating was 194.1. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 10.5. Kyren Williams carried the rock 18 times for 42 yards, ending the contest with 2.3 yards per carry for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish finished the game with 431 yds and they ran 70 plays (6.2 yards per play). Notre Dame rushed the ball for 1.9 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 65 yds on 35 carries. Notre Dame gave up 48 running attempts for 264 yards (5.5 yards per rush). The Fighting Irish passing defense allowed a completion rate of 53.8%, relinquishing 178 yds on 14 out of 26 passing.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 431.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 53rd in the country. The Notre Dame offense has totaled 38 yards of penalties on 5 violations, which is good for 81st in college football in terms of making mistakes. For the season so far, the Fighting Irish have compiled 366 yards via the pass, putting them at 7th in Division 1. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Fighting Irish are ranked 31st in the nation scoring 41.0 PPG.
Notre Dame has given up a total of 264 yards on the ground. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air and 178.0 yards per game, which puts them in 59th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish defense has taken the field for 74 plays, which is good for 105th in the country. The Fighting Irish are relinquishing 38.0 points per game, ranking them 122nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rockets/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -16.5
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