Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Stanford Cardinal Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Stanford Cardinal
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Stanford Stadium in Stanford, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinal (+22)
Stanford Stadium is the site where the Stanford Cardinal (3-8) will attempt to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-3) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Notre Dame is 22-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 51.5.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head into this matchup 8-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Fighting Irish went up against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and went home with a win by a final score of 45-7. Sam Hartman finished 21/29 with 277 yards passing and 4 TDs. He had a QB rating of 198.2 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Audric Estime led the offense in rushing for the Fighting Irish with 22 attempts for 115 yards (5.2 yds per attempt). The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ended up running the ball 30 different times and compiled 137 yds, which came out to an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they had 64 plays which gave them 450 yds. Notre Dame surrendered 12 completions on 21 attempts for a total of 98 yards, and a completion rate of 57.1%. On the ground, the Fighting Irish conceded 134 yds on 36 attempts, which calculates to 3.7 yds per rush surrendered.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hold an average of 37.5 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 163.4 yards via the ground game ranking them 60th in college football. The Fighting Irish have earned 4,630 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Notre Dame has amassed 26 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns on the ground. Notre Dame has accrued 223 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 61 infractions for 559 yards. They have surrendered the football 13 different times.
The Fighting Irish rank 7th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 16.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per rush and 127.5 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,403 running yards through 11 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Fighting Irish are giving up 1,634 yards which ranks them 3rd in D-1. They are giving up 148.5 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 52.0%. In total, they are giving up 276.0 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the country. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Cardinal head into this game 3-8 this season. For their last game, the Cardinal took a defeat with a final score of 27-15 when they played the California Golden Bears. Ashton Daniels carried the football 12 times for 67 yards, ending the contest with 5.6 yards per carry for Stanford. Ashton Daniels (1 touchdown) ended the game with 188 yds on 18/35 passing while his quarterback rating was 106. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.4. Stanford relinquished 47 attempts on the ground for 161 yards (3.4 yards per carry). The Cardinal pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 64.9%, relinquishing 294 yds on 24 for 37 through the air. The Cardinal finished with a total of 289 yds on 59 plays (4.9 yds per play). Stanford ran for 4.2 yards per tote, finishing with 101 yards on 24 carries.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Cardinal currently sit 113th in the country with an average of 20.4 PPG. The Stanford Cardinal average 350.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 92nd in Division 1. The Stanford offense has accrued 694 penalty yds on 75 infractions, ranking them 33rd in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 9 interceptions while surrendering 3 fumbles and they have obtained 216 1st downs. For the year thus far, the Cardinal have racked up 2,580 passing yards in addition to an average of 234.5 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 57th in the nation. They average 116.2 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,278 yards for the year.
The Cardinal are allowing 36.0 points per game, which has them ranked 129th in D-1. Stanford has allowed a total of 1,583 rushing yards (143.9 yards per game) as well as 24 touchdowns on the ground for the year. In total, they have relinquished 396 points. They have allowed the opposition 30 touchdowns from the passing game and 312.4 yards/contest, which puts them in 132nd in the nation. The Cardinal defense has participated in 780 plays, which ranks them 107th in D-1. Their defense has tallied 1 fumbles recovered and 6 interceptions this year.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Cardinal college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinal +22
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