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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans Pick Prediction NCAA College Football Odds Preview 10-19-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The USC Trojans will travel to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in a week eight NCAA college football game scheduled for Saturday night.

    Kick off time from Notre Dame is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC TV.

    The point spread from this college football game has the home side Notre Dame Fighting Irish favored by –3 points with an over under line set at 50 1/2 points.

    USC improves to 4-2 on the season after a 38-31 home victory last week to the Arizona Wildcats as a -5 ½ point betting odds favorite. The game total landed at over 48 points. USC jumped out to the 28-3 lead in the second quarter and held off a late Wildcats rally for the win.

    The team put up 546 yards of offense with 249 running for 5 ½ yards per run. Cody Kessler hit on 15 of 30 passes for 297 yards and two picks. On defense the Trojans allowed 508 yards to the Arizona offense with 363 passing yards and four touchdown passes by Arizona quarterback B.J. Denker.

    Notre Dame enters play off the bye week. They come off the 37-34 home victory two weeks ago against the Arizona St Sun Devils as a +6 ½ point underdog in a game played at Cowboys Stadium. The game total finished at over 63 ½ points. Notre Dame was up three late and intercept a Taylor Kelly with a minute left to extend their lead to ten points.

    The Fighting Irish posted 424 yards of offense with 145 running for 4 yards per carry. QB Tommy Rees hit on 17 of 38 passes with three touchdowns and one pick. They held a +9 ½ minute time of possession advantage On defense the team gave up 427 yards to ASU with only 65 running for 2 ½ yards a carry. Notre Dame wins the turnover battle by a +2 margin.