The Oregon State Beavers (8-4) face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-3) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Sun Bowl in El Paso and televised on CBS. Notre Dame is coming off a win in their previous game, while Oregon State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Oregon. Kickoff is set for 2:00 ET.
Oregon State Beavers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Oregon State Beavers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
After trailing by -7 at halftime, Oregon State could not make a comeback and lost their most recent game 31-7 to Oregon. Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei threw for one touchdown in Oregon State’s loss over Oregon. Overall, he had a passer rating of 71.13 while completing 54.3% of his passes for 220 yards.
Going into the game, Oregon State was the 14.5-point underdogs and in addition to losing straight-up, they did not cover the spread. The team’s combined 38 points was not enough to surpass the over/under line of 62.
The Oregon State Beavers take on the Notre Dame with a 8-4 record, including 3-3 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Oregon State has gone into 10 games as the favorite this season and one game as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 5-6. This season, Oregon State holds an over/under record of 5-6. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 55.3 points, with the typical over/under line set at 54.9 points.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, Notre Dame faced off with Stanford and picked up an easy 56-23 win. Against Stanford, Sam Hartman threw for 140 yards on a completion percentage of 57.1%. In the win, he threw two touchdowns and had a passer rating of 101.19.
Going into the game, Notre Dame was favored by 25.5 and went on to cover the spread. The team’s combined 79 points surpassed the over/under line of 49.5.
So far, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-3, including going 3-2 on the road and 5-1 at home.
Against the spread, Notre Dame has gone 7-3-1 this season. The Fighting Irish have been favored 10 times compared to one game as the underdog. Across 12 games, the average over/under line in Notre Dame’s matchups is 51 points. These games have seen an average combined score of 55.7 points, resulting in an OU record of 7-4.
Oregon State Offense Breakdown
As they prepare to face the Notre Dame, the Beavers’ offense is averaging 185 rushing yards per game and 5 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 37th in rushing yards and 56th in passing yards, on an average of 246.1 yards per matchup. Oregon State has averaged 33.8 points per game so far. This figure places them 28th in the nation.
Leading the team in passing yards is DJ Uiagalelei with 2638 yards. In addition, he is 3rd on the team in rushing yards. This season, he’s carried the ball 68 times for 219 yards while boasting a completion rate of 57.1%.
Notre Dame Offense Breakdown
Notre Dame’s offense has put up an average of 39.1 points per game, placing them 13th in the NCAA rankings. Through the air, they’ve gained 247.8 passing yards on average, ranking 53rd in the nation. On the ground, they’re holding the 39th position in rushing yards, with 403 rushing attempts per game this season.
Sam Hartman is the team’s leading passer, with 2689 passing yards under his belt and a completion rate of 63.5%. Currently, he’s averaging 8.9 yards per pass attempt.
Oregon State Team Defense
In terms of passing yards allowed per game, Oregon State’s defense is ranked 99th. Opponents, on average, attempt 33.9 passes against the Beavers. They are allowing 21.5 PPG, which places them 75th in college football. Their rush defense ranks 21st in the NCAA.
Notre Dame Team Defense
On defense, Notre Dame comes into the game ranked 193rd in passing yards per game. Opponents are throwing the ball an average of 28.7 times per contest vs. the Fighting Irish. Overall, they are giving up 16.6 points per game, which is 53rd in college football. Against the run, they are 49th in the NCAA in rushing yards allowed.
Oregon State vs Notre Dame Trends
- Oregon State is 0-3 ATS in their last road games.
- Looking across Notre Dame’s ten most recent home games, they are 6-4 against the spread.
- Notre Dame is 1-1-1 in their last three games as underdogs.
- Oregon State are 1-2 in their last three games as favorites.
Notre Dame’s passing game struggled in their recent matchup against Oregon. I don’t anticipate a sudden improvement, which is why I’m favoring Oregon State as 10.5-point underdogs.
I’m taking the over with the over/under line set at 46.5. So far this season, games involving Notre Dame have generated an average combined score of 55.7 points, and I believe this game will exceed 46.5.
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