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#6 Notre Dame vs Stanford Vegas Odds: Can Notre Dame Make the CFP?

  • Notre Dame has won six straight games
  • Stanford has lost six straight games
  • Can Notre Dame push into the College Football Playoff

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off their biggest victory of the season, as they defeated Georgia Tech, 55-0. The Stanford Cardinals on the other hand lost by 30 last week, 41-11 to Cal. This is truly the tale of two different programs, so this should be an interesting matchup nonetheless.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Stanford Cardinals Schedule

  • Where: Standford Stadium, Stanford, CA
  • When: Saturday, November 27, 8:00 PM EST
  • How to Watch: FOX

Notre Dame vs Stanford Vegas Odds

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Notre Dame Looks for CFP Push

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won their past six games, and their only loss this season has come against the now ranked number for Cincinnati Bearcats. The Fighting Irish, with no conference championship game, need to win big this week and hope for chaos after that.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish offense is averaging 34.4 points per game on 407.3 total yards per game. Those 407.3 total yards break down to 256.5 passing yards and 150.7 rushing yards per game. The Fighting Irish are led by their senior quarterback, Jack Coan. Coan has completed 189 of 282 pass attempts for 2,296 yards while throwing eighteen touchdowns with just five interceptions. To complement the passing game, the Fighting Irish turn to their sophomore running back, Kyren Williams. Williams has rushed for 928 yards on 185 attempts while finding the endzone twelve times.

Nov 20, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish kicker Jonathan Doerer (39) watches his field goal in the third quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish kicker Jonathan Doerer (39) watches his field goal in the third quarter against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Fighting Irish has been giving up 18.6 points per game on 349.1 total yards per game. Those 349.1 total yards break down to 215.6 passing yards and 133.5 rushing yards per game. The Fighting Irish have been able to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing thirty-seven touchdowns and fifteen interceptions.

Can Stanford Turn Things Around

The Stanford Cardinals have been bad this season, to say the least. Nothing has gone the Cardinals’ way, but they look to win their final game of the season to give themselves something to build on.

The Stanford offense has been averaging 21 points per game on 309.6 total yards per game. Those 309.6 total yards break down to 219.1 passing yards and just 90.5 rushing yards per game. The Cardinals’ offense is led by their sophomore quarterback, Tanner McKee. McKee has completed 189 of 290 pass attempts for 2,155 yards while throwing fourteen touchdowns and seven interceptions. To complement the passing attack, the Cardinals turn to their junior running back Nathaniel Peat. Peat has rushed for just 401 yards and 76 attempts and has found the endzone three times.

Nov 20, 2021; Stanford, California, USA;  Stanford Cardinal running back Austin Jones (20) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Stanford, California, USA; Stanford Cardinal running back Austin Jones (20) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Cardinals’ defense is giving up 31.3 points per game on 445.9 total yards per game. Those 445.9 total yards break down to 204.2 passing yards and 241.7 rushing yards per game. The Cardinals’ defense has put very little, if any pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing just fourteen sacks and five interceptions.

College Football Picks Today

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have too much to play for while the Stanford Cardinals are just playing for something to build on for next season. Look for the Fighting Irish to dominate this matchup and wait to see what Championship week brings.

Notre Dame 49 – Stanford 14

Expert Picks:

  • Notre Dame wins
  • Notre Dame (-23.5)
  • Over (52.5)
I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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