Toledo at Notre Dame: 9/11/21 College Football Picks and Predictions

Toledo at Notre Dame: 9/11/21 College Football Picks and Predictions Photo by Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0) vs Toledo Rockets (1-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Notre Dame Stadium)

Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -17 -- Over/Under: 56 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toledo Rockets and Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday in a Week 2 college football showdown at Notre Dame Stadium. This is the first meeting ever between the Rockets and FIghting Irish. 

The Toledo Rockets faced off Week 1 against Norfolk State, and there wasn’t really any doubt who was coming away with the victory. Toledo scored 14 points in three of the four quarters and finished with a 49-10 victory. Unde center for Toledo is Carter Bradley and in the first game, he threw for 183 yards and a touchdown. DeQuan Finn was the best back rushing nine times for 82 yards and a touchdown. Bryant Koback also had a big game rushing nine times for 52 yards and two touchdowns. Toledo did give up a touchdown early and in this game they can’t fall behind early. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish who were involved in one of the most exciting games of Week 1 on Sunday. Notre Dame faced off with Florida State, and although it might have been a little too close for comfort they did win 41-38 in overtime. Notre Dame was cruising before giving up 18 points and that led to the overtime. Jack Coan is under center for Notre Dame and he threw for 366 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. Wide receiver Michael Mayer is a star and he caught nine passes for 120 yards and one touchdown. One issue in the first game on offense was the lack of running game, that they need to try and establish more in this game. 

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Toledo is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine road games. Notre Dame is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. The over is 5-1 in Toledo's last six games. The over is 5-2 in Notre Dame’s last seven games on field turf. 

Notre Dame has proven they are a good offensive team, but their defense is a big issue and it’s going to hurt them again in this game. Notre Dame is going to run up the score, but their defense will also allow Toledo to find plenty of offensive success. The over is 5-1 in Toledo’s last six games. Back the over to cash.

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