BYU at Notre Dame - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

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The BYU Cougars and Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday in a Week 6 college football showdown at Allegiant Stadium. Notre Dame has beaten BYU in six of the last eight previous games. 

BYU comes into this game with a 4-1 record overall and they are coming off a victory in the last game. BYU scored 38 points against Utah State and that was enough to secure the 12-point victory. Jaren Hall had a big game completing 17 of his 27 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns. BYU is averaging 34.4 points while their defense is giving up 26.4 points per game. They are averaging 446 yards per game which is 9th best in the league. In this game, if Hall has another big game through the air, BYU should find a ton of success and secure another victory. 

On the other side of this matchup is Notre Dame and they currently sit with a 2-2 record overall. The last game came against North Carolina, and the offense scored 45 points on the way to an easy victory. Drew Pyne completed 24 of his 34 passes for 289 yards and three touchdowns. Audric Estime also had a big game rushing 17 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Overall this season Notre Dame is averaging 25 points while their defense is giving up 24 points per game. The offense is ranked 97th in the league while their defense is ranked 62nd in college football. 

BYU is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games. Notre Dame is 8-3 against the spread in their last 12 games overall. The over is 6-1 in BYU’s last seven games overall. The over is 6-1 in the Fighting Irish’s last seven games on grass. 

Notre Dame looked impressive in the last game, but North Carolina has one of the worst defenses in all of college football. In this game, BYU’s defense is going to be better, and Notre Dame is going to struggle to score in this game. The wrong team is favored in this game. You can take the points if you want to be safe, but the play here is with BYU on the money line. Back BYU at plus money. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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