Georgia Tech at Notre Dame: 11/20/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-1) vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3-7)
Game Info: Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Notre Dame Stadium)
Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -17 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will travel to Notre Dame Stadium to take on the 8th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 3-7 on the season after being defeated by the Boston College Eagles, 41-30, this past Saturday. Georgia Tech had no answers for QB Phil Jurkovec who accounted for 5 Boston College TD’s and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 28-231 margin. Georgia Tech was outgained by Boston College by a 505-343 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was RB Jahmyr Gibbs who had 96 rushing yards & 1 TD on 19 carries.
On the season, Georgia Tech is averaging 28.8 ppg on 401.3 total yards per game (221.1 passing yds/g; 180.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Georgia Tech has been led by QB Jeff Sims (60.1 Comp %, 1468 yards, 12 TD, 7 INT; 70 att, 371 yards, 4 TD), however, Georgia Tech did go with QB Jordan Yates (63.3 Comp %, 739 yards, 6 TD, 2 INT; 47 att, 90 yards, 2 TD) last week against Boston College. In the backfield for the Yellow Jackets has been Jahmyr Gibbs who has 687 rushing yards & 4 TD on 129 carries while also leading the Yellow Jackets in receiving with 35 catches for 474 yards & 2 TD. The top receiving threats for the Yellow Jackets have been Malachi Carter (34 rec, 460 yards, 2 TD), Kyric McGowan (33 rec, 454 yards, 7 TD), & Adonicas Sanders (26 rec, 342 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Georgia Tech is allowing their opponents to average 30.2 ppg on 447.8 total yards per game (271.9 passing yds/g; 175.9 rushing yds/g).
The 8th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish won their 5th straight game and improved to 9-1 on the season after defeating the Virginia Cavaliers, 28-3, this past Saturday. Notre Dame was outstanding defensively against the high-scoring Virginia offense and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 21-0 lead. Notre Dame outgained Virginia by a 423.-278 margin and forced 2 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Fighting Irish was QB Jack Coan who completed 15 of 20 passes for 132 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 32.3 ppg on 396.6 total yards per game (227.6 passing yds/g; 134.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Notre Dame has been led by RB Kyren Williams who has rushed for 875 yards & 10 TD on 174 carries while also hauling in 36 receptions for 308 yards & 3 TD. QB Jack Coan has completed 66.2% of his passes for 2011 yards, 16 TD, & 5 INT. The leading receivers for the Fighting Irish have been Michael Mayer (52 rec, 577 yards, 4 TD), Kevin Austin Jr. (34 rec, 569 yards, 6 TD), & Avery Davis (27 rec, 386 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Notre Dame is holding their opponents to an average of 20.5 ppg on 361.6 total yards per game (227.6 passing yds/g; 134.0 rushing yds/g).
The Yellow Jackets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a home favorite.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with some questions on the offensive end as they seem indecisive between their QB’s, however, I don’t think it’s going to matter who they are going to start as the Yellow Jackets are going to struggle scoring on a Notre Dame defense that has allowed just a combined 9 points in their last two games against Navy & Virginia. Georgia Tech’s real issue this season has been defensively as they come into this game ranked just 93rd in scoring defense and as I expect the Fighting Irish to have plenty of success on the offensive end in this one, I’m taking Notre Dame to cover this large spread. Good Luck!