The undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish are dominating in the ACC, as they have gone undefeated so far. Next on their schedule is a date with the struggling Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who have been thrown to the ground and stomped over the last couple of weeks by their opponents. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets NCAA Week 9 College Football Game on October 31, 2020
Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
When: Saturday, October 31, 2020, 3:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ABC
Record: 5-0 Overall / 4-0 Conference
Ian Book shined in the Fighting Irish’s 45-3 demolition of the Pittsburgh Panthers on the road last Saturday. Book passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions on just 16 completed throws. He also rushed for 40 yards on eight carries. Book missed on 14 pass attempts, though, that was understandable against Pittsburgh’s defense that likes to stack the box and play press coverage. That’s unlikely to be a problem again for Book against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets have the worst scoring defense in the ACC, one that allows 41.2 points per game. Georgia Tech’s defense is also third-worst in the league with 479.2 total yards allowed per contest. Conversely, the Fighting Irish’s defense is the best statistically in the ACC, as Notre Dame is allowing the fewest points per game in the league, with opponents scoring just 9.8 points. Notre Dame chokes opposing offenses in third downs, where its opponents are converting just 21.21 percent of their chances, which is the fourth-lowest in the nation.
Notre Dame is 6-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games overall.
Record: 2-4 Overall / 2-3 Conference
The Yellow Jackets need a pick-me-up win. After getting destroyed in a 73-7 loss at home to the Clemson Tigers on Oct. 17, the Yellow Jackets suffered a 48-27 defeat at the hands of the Boston College Eagles last Saturday. Georgia Tech’s defense was a huge letdown for the team in that game, as the Eagles dropped 409 total yards without recording a single turnover. The Yellow Jackets also did not have a sack. To beat Notre Dame, there has to be pressure in the pocket and force Book into throwing errant passes. Also, Georgia Tech’s secondary needs to be better at defending passes. Sophomore Zamari Walton has two of Georgia Tech’s four interceptions this season, and he’ll be counted upon to make plays downfield and also to be the among the defenders of Notre Dame star receiver Ben Skowronek, who torched Pittsburgh last week for 107 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just two receptions. Georgia Tech is 34th in the nation with 180.7 rushing yards per game and has three players with at least 161 rushing yards this season, led by Jahmyr Gibbs, who has 299 rushing yards and two scores on 61 carries.
The over is 4-0 in Georgia Tech’s last four games overall.
Notre Dame wins, 44-17.
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