Joe D'Amico's ACC GAME OF THE MONTH
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) vs Florida State Seminoles (1-2)
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Despite some recent health issues for Notre Dame, this game is set to go. I read an interesting column this week claiming that the Seminoles have out recruited the Fighting Irish over the last several seasons. HMM. But since 2017, they are just 19-23 compared to the Notre Dame record of 35-6. That might further motivate Brian Kelly in this one. Mike Norvell named Jordan Travis the starter here. In his three seasons, the quarterback has completed just 21 passes, with two TD's and two INT's. He doesn't have the experience or the savvy to go up against the ferocious Irish "D". But, the real problem FSU faces is on defense. They were manhandled by both Georgia Tech and Miami-Florida (both SU and ATS losses) and looked confused in their win and no cover last week against nobody, Jacksonville State. This doesn't bode well here as they face a very well-balanced Notre Dame "O". Notre Dame doesn't have a tough opponent until November when they face Clemson. So, they must stay sharp here. The Seminoles are 1-6-1 ATS the last eight on the road and 5-15-1 ATS the last 21 overall. Notre Dame is 8-3 ATS the last 11 at home and 6-1 ATS the last seven overall. Take Notre Dame. Thank you.