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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs USC Trojans Odds & Info

Game Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs USC Trojans
Date & Time Saturday October 23, 2021, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
Latest odds
ND -7 ; O/U 58
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The USC Trojans visit Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday to play the No.14 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. USC dropped to 3-3 following a 42-26 loss to the Utah Utes a week ago Saturday. USC gave up 486 yards of total offense to Utah. On offense, quarterback Kedon Slovis passed for 401 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while wide receiver Drake London caught 16 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown.

Kedon Slovis has passed for 1,519 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions. The Trojans’ signal-caller has been sacked seven times. Keaontay Ingram is the leading rusher with 419 yards and three touchdowns, while Drake London is the leading receiver with 832 yards and five touchdown receptions. On defense, linebacker Kana’i Mauga is the leading tackler with 37 and linebacker Drake Jackson has a team-high 3.0 quarterback sacks.

Notre Dame improved to 5-1 following a 32-29 victory over Virginia Tech last Saturday. The Fighting Irish had a bye in Week 7. Notre Dame gained 401 yards of total offense and the Fighting Irish held Virginia Tech to 321 yards of total offense and forced two turnovers. Quarterback Tyler Buchner passed for 113 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Jack Coan has passed for 1,208 yards with and touchdowns and three interceptions. The Fighting Irish signal-caller has been sacked 22 times. The leading rusher is Kyren Williams with 370 yards and four touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Michael Mayer with 360 yards and three touchdowns receptions. On defense, linebacker JD Bertrand is the leading tackler with 58 and lineman Isaiah Foskey is the leader in quarterback sacks with 5.5.

Recent Betting Trends

  • USC is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 versus Notre Dame
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Trojans last 5 played in Week 8
  • Notre Dame is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 in October
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Fighting Irish last 6

Free NCAAF Pick:

Over 58

Notre Dame will find a way to defeat USC at home in South Bend on Saturday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in four of Notre Dame's last six and in four of the Fighting Irish last seven against an opponent from the Pac-12. Notre Dame is scoring an average of 31.0 points per game and USC is putting up 32.2 points per game on the scoreboard. Fifty-one or more points have been scored in each of USC's last five games. Final Score Prediction, Notre Dame Fighting Irish win, but our best play is OVER 37-26.

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