About Last Week
Notre Dame traveled back in time during the second half of its game against Navy. They returned to a half of poor execution with the inability to finish a game. The Irish took a commanding 35-13 lead into halftime before squeaking out a 35-32 win over the lowly Midshipmen. What was most alarming was the fact that Navy’s 19 unanswered points came through the air. The Irish defenders knew that Navy needed to pass the ball with urgency but could not do anything to stop it. For the game, Navy’s quarterback duo completed 17-21 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns.
The Notre Dame defense was not alone, as the Irish offense was equally as disappointing. The offense tallied just two yards, including an interception in the second half. Luckily for the Irish, the meltdown came with little time to spare, or else they would have been the laughingstock of college football on Saturday.
Senior WR Avery Davis and TE Kevin Baumann are lost for the season (ACL). QB Tyler Buchner is out for the season (shoulder). TE Cane Berrong is out indefinitely (knee). RB Jadarian Price is out for the season (Achilles). Tight End Eli Raridon is out for the season (knee). Tobias Merriweather is questionable (undisclosed).
Quarterback Phil Jurkovec is questionable (knee). Defensive end Shitta Sillah (shoulder), offensive linemen, Kevin Cline (knee), and Christian Mahogany (knee) are out for the season.
- Boston College is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
- The total has gone under in 6 of Boston College’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
- Notre Dame is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference
- Notre Dame is 17-9 all-time versus Boston College
Point Spread and Over / Under Total
Boston College (3-7) (3-7 ATS) at #20 Notre Dame -21 (7-3) (5-5 ATS)
The Eagles will be returning from its biggest win of the season as they upset #16 NC State, 21-20. Quarterback Emmett Morehead completed the game-winning touchdown pass with just 14-ticks remaining on the game clock. Fortunately for Boston College, the passing game worked because the ground game was literally non-existent. The Eagles finished with negative-one yards rushing on 23 carries.
The Irish, on the other hand, played what seemed to be two different games compiled into one. Notre Dame edged off Navy, 35-32, after leading 35-13 at halftime. On offense, Notre Dame was outgained in total yards by the Midshipmen 363 to 335. The heralded Notre Dame running back corps was limited to 66 yards on 34 carries (1.9 YPC).
Notre Dame opened at -21.5 before settling down at -21. The total also fell from 47 to 45. This is a bad Boston College team. Last week, Notre Dame was bullied around the schoolyard in the second half by a much smaller opponent. The Irish should rebound here if the players have any sense of pride, especially on senior day. PICK: Notre Dame
Behind Enemy Lines Week 12:
PICKS-WIN/LOSS on the year: (57-49) (53-53 ATS)
#2 Ohio State -27.5 (10-0) (5-4-1 ATS) at Maryland (6-4) (ATS)
The Buckeyes proved once again why they are #2 in the country as they beat Indiana down convincingly, 56-14. Ohio State’s offense tallied a modest 662 yards of offense, including 322 yards through the air and 340 yards on the ground. Maryland was shutout at Penn State, 30-0. The Nittany Lions defense held Maryland to 60-yards rushing on 37 carries. Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against Maryland. The total has gone over in 7 of Maryland’s last 7 games against Ohio State. The Buckeyes are at -27.5 across the board, and the total is hovering around 64. PICK: Ohio State
Marshall -4 (6-4) (5-5 ATS) at Georgia Southern (5-5) (6-4 ATS)
Marshall defended its house against Appalachian State, 28-21. Meanwhile, Georgia Southern was slapped around in Louisiana by the Cajuns, 36-17. UL Lafayette racked up 242-yards rushing on 39 carries (6.2 YPC). Marshall is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games against an opponent in the East Division. Georgia Southern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home. The Thundering Herd opened at -3 before climbing up a point to -4. The total is at 53.5. PICK: Marshall
Stanford (3-7) (2-8 ATS)at California -4.5 (3-7) (5-5 ATS)
Last week, California was bitten by the Beavers at Oregon State, 38-10. Oregon State held the Golden Bears to 9-yards rushing on 16 carries. Stanford was eaten alive as well, getting chewed up by Utah, 42-7. Utes running back Tavion Thomas carried the ball 22 times for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Stanford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games against Cal. Stanford is 6-0 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cal. The total has gone over in 4 of Cal’s last 6 games against an opponent in the North Division. Cal fell from -6 to -4.5. However, the total has remained solid at 46.5. PICK: California
Georgia Tech (4-6) (4-6 ATS) at #15 North Carolina -21 (9-1) (5-4-1 ATS)
North Carolina won a thriller at Wake Forest, 36-34. Both offenses showed out for over 1,000 yards combined. Meanwhile, Miami removed the Yellow Jackets’ stinger, 35-14. Georgia Tech’s quarterbacks did the team no favors by throwing a combined four interceptions. Georgia Tech is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games against UNC. The total has gone over in 5 of Georgia Tech’s last 5 games when playing on the road against UNC. UNC is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games. PICK: Georgia Tech
Utah Tech at BYU -N/A(5-5) (3-7 ATS) – stat padding
The Cougars are returning from a bye this week to host the Utah Tech Trailblazers.
UNLV -11 (4-6) (7-3 ATS) at Hawaii (2-9) (7-4 ATS)
UNLV was outscored by 10 points to Fresno State in the second half, which cost them the game 37-30. Hawaii was washed away at home by Utah State, 41-34. The Rainbow Warriors outgained Utah State by 170 yards, but it was their four turnovers that decided the outcome. UNLV is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games against Hawaii. The total has gone under in 5 of Hawaii’s last 5 games against UNLV. The Rebels opened at -9.5 before climbing to -11. The total fell from 59 to 57. PICK: UNLV
Syracuse (6-4) (6-4 ATS) at Wake Forest -10 (6-4) (6-4 ATS)
The Orange were peeled at home by the Seminoles, 38-3. Syracuse only managed 160 yards of total offense, including 65-yards passing. Wake Forest hit North Carolina with its best punch, but it was not enough to secure a knockout as they lost the fight, 36-34. Demon Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman finished with 320-yards passing and four touchdowns. Syracuse is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games against Wake Forest. The total has gone under in 5 of Wake Forest’s last 6 games. Wake Forest is sitting at -10 across the board, and the total is holding tight at 55.5. PICK: Syracuse
Miami (5-5) (2-8 ATS) at #10 Clemson -19 (9-1) (5-5 ATS)
The Tigers defeated the Louisville Cardinals last week, 31-16. Clemson’s running back corps finished with 248 yards and three touchdowns on 45 carries. Miami showed some pride in Atlanta defeating Georgia Tech, 35-14. Canes running back Jaylan Knighton finished with 118-yards rushing on just 16 carries and one touchdown. Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games against Clemson. The total has gone over in 4 of Clemson’s last 6 games against Miami. Clemson is -19 across the board, and the total seems to be solid at 48. PICK: Clemson
#8 USC -2 (9-1) (6-4 ATS) at #12 UCLA (8-2) (6-4 ATS)
The Trojans scalped the Buffalos last week, 55-17. USC racked up 531 yards of offense, including 346 yards through the air and 185 yards on the ground. UCLA was upset at home by Arizona, 34-28. Bruins running back Zach Charbonnet finished with 181 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns. The total has gone over in 4 of UCLA’s last 5 games against USC. USC is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on the road. USC is hovering around -2, but this line may drop to -1.5 by kickoff. The total is strong at 75. PICK: USC
*Notre Dame’s 2022 opponents listed in bold.
Funny you should blame it on Don! Years ago, you and Steel Fan Rob went after each other with obscenities for a couple days…nothing at all about football. SFR no longer responds to you, David. Hopefully Don, who I usually like to read, will stop responding as well, and write about good clean football.
Then you can stand alone, David, at your home, in your study, bedroom, shower, or wherever, and handle it yourself, without need for sharing your obscene nonsense with us.
What I don’t get is why Frank allows it?
It’s rude, it does NOTHING to advance knowledge, and it probably has driven our best posters to other ND sites.
REPENT! The time grows near.
BGC 77 82
PS: IRISH ALL OVER SC on Saturday
PYNE played the best game I’ve ever seen a QB play in 20 degree weather, with a 25 mile per hour wind, pretty much snow, with white out conditions off and on during the game.
I know you all want to replace him (now 7-1, soon to be 8-1, running a team that totally believes in him) with some freshman, or HS senior, who’s never played one second of college football! And that absurd fact reveals the true nature of your problems…David, Don, et. al; You guys aren’t gay…you are all mentally retarded (using the term clinically, as we used it back in the day working for Council for the Retarded of St. Joseph County).
BGC 77 82
Don-alt shows up here spoiling for a fight. That’s all.
I just give as good as I get.
Clearly it needs its Saturday night masochism itch scratched….very sad, but I guess it’s like the kids say, “you gotta let your freak flag fly”. That’s also a clinical term.
And like I told you before, my posts have my name right on the top. Feel free to not read them.
Don-alt gave up. Becasue it’s a coward. *(those folks lioke that now….the weirdo pronouns.)
And it has a dual vagina-penis….
So it can go fuck itself.
Ok Dopey: your session is done for today
I advise you to take some deep breaths, drink a beer and have a nap in your mom’s basement there
Looking forward to your prediction for SC
No more gay sidetracking
Ahhhhh…….C’mon! Teach me how to be a great master bettor!
“sidetracking”…is that a term you freaky prostitutes have for some really weird stuff?
How much can you make doing that?
Yooo hooo…..Don Alt 1? Did mommy put you to bed?
C’mon! Don’t let that old battle axe ruin the fun!
You were going to teach me all about gambling.
Becasue you’re a HUGE master bettor.
BTW: dopey, I can explain to you how the point spread works
You might need much help there
Don’t be ashamed to ask for help
You keep talking about gambling…is it casinos where you find most of your “dates” ?
Tax free, sure…but I wouldn’t do it.
And a steady girlfriend surely won’t put up with that. So if you’re serious about Rhonda……
Dopey “What about BC “laser focus” fighting for their jobs, this could be a game talk”?
You don’t have to admit your wrong, just keep making your predictions
Thanks gay obsessed dopey dave
Now Don-alt….don’t be scared….give Rhonda a call. She can only say no.
Gay sex on your mind again!!!
Need your pick by tomorrow
You need my prick tomorrow?
Wow, that’s pretty gay..?!
Tranny with a feather fetish?
Out of respect for your community, I’ll call you Don-alt.
Dopey: make your SC prediction using the spread ( if you know what that is)
So I can place my bet
Thanks a lot
Duck: Blow me (I know you know how).
Dopey david wrong again!!!
Advising not to bet on todays game???
Dopey right with one prediction:
Either ND or BC wins.
Wow what a genius
Might be good to take opposite bet of dopey we will all be rich
Maybe all the Mormon gamblers had an effect on the spread, huh dopey?
Wow Donald Duck! Showing up without pants again! Talking with that dumb lisp, without shoes on his ugly orange feet! Pull some of that buckshot out of your shit-stained ass.
Niope….not at all satisfying.
So why do you do it?
Hey, it’s absolutely fine with me if want to date Rhonda…as long as Keith is okay with sharing.
That’s what all this is, right?
How did Morrison end up at ND?
Pretty sad to say it, but a kid like that ends up in the south 20 times out of 20, and in the SEC 49 times out of 50.
Maybe we will get to see Angelli in the second half. Pyne is horrible
The kid is on the field for the last time at ND stadium. And he’s bad, but he’s not stupid.
So whatever more minutes Freeman feels like giving him isn’t worth getting worked up about.
Great coaching by Sonny Dykes today. Made the right call every step of the way.
Coach Freeman as well pushing all the right buttons. ND getting better as the season goes on. Mark of a great coach.
ND is great again.
Sonny Dykes was a slow ref or clock expiry or hurried missed FG away from blowing his whole season.
But if anyone could think that was good, it’d be a dumb chick.
TCU just tried the Kelly Approach to Clock Management.
But they didn’t get it right……and won.
Remember when Phil Jurkovec won 2 Heismans at BC. Good times.
Remember when Rhonda had an intersting, genuine thought?
“USC is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.”.
No mention of top RB Dye being OUT ….6 yds per carry, 9 TDs, 20 catches, 10 yds per.
And you can forget the ranking difference…..both teams have the exact same Rose Bowl reward, with this game eliminating one of them.
But you pick USC?
Once more before we dismiss Navy until next year in Ireland, we had “tradition” with nothing to gain in victory vs. “or else they would have been the laughingstock of college football on Saturday.”
Another dangerous game vs. a team going nowhere this post-season. Again, in back-to-back games, ND will face an opponent with nothing to lose. This will be BCs bowl game on national TV. Haunting memories of NDs blown chance for a NC by losing vs. BC, 11/20,1993, still remain. Throw in a speedy skilled WR, and BCs current OC who took a TE with him from the ND TE room to BC. Plus, ND will face all the distractions of Senior day, which seemingly always turns into a struggle. Add to that, something to prove from NDs shunned former QB elite recruit, Jurkovic, (if he’s healthy enough to play), and/or his back-up, who has thrown for 660 yards and seven touchdowns in the past two games, the last one a victory in their last drive for a TD vs. a top 20 NC State team on the road. The predicted 23 m.p.h. winds could help ND vs. statistically worst rushing team in Div. 1. Hopefully, the scare in the closing minutes last week will help refocus ND to gain their 8th win, and play more of a complete game. Score early and often, and pressure their QB. Forget the spread. Just win! If I had to bet, I’d take the 21 points and BC, by far the safest bet. I hope I’m wrong, but this game gives me even more uneasiness than I usually feel with this team.
Please..this ‘ND is their bowl game’ trope is just beyond tolerable anymore. Merely backhanded self praise.
BC is a frustrated, 3-7 team with prideful players and laser-focused coaches fightng for their jobs.
That’s more than enough to think this could end up being a game.
This ND team that has proven it can play bad. And do so against teams that cannot possibly be perceived as harboring intense “Oh, ND will pay! They’ll ALL pay!” resentments.
As bad as BC allegedly is, ND just displayed its propensity to take very long, deep naps.
Anyone placing a bet on this game either doesn’t value money or has a serious gambling problem.