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Notre Dame vs BYU 10/8/22 College Football Prediction, Pick, Odds

BYU Cougars (4-1) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-2)
October 8, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -3.5 / BYU Cougars +3.5; Over/Under: 51.5
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and BYU Cougars square off Saturday in a week 6 college football game at Allegiant Stadium. The BYU Cougars look to build on their 4-1 record. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to get a game above a .500 record.

The BYU Cougars have won 6 of their last 9 non-home games. Jaren Hall is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,438 yards, 12 touchdowns and 1 interception. Keanu Hill and Chase Roberts have combined for 552 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kody Epps has 21 receptions. The BYU Cougars ground game is averaging 153.6 yards per contest, and Christopher Brooks leads the way with 294 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, BYU is allowing 26.4 points and 338.8 yards per game. Ben Bywater leads the BYU Cougars with 37 tackles, John Nelson has 2 sacks and Max Tooley has 2 interceptions.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won 7 of their last 9 home games. Drew Pyne is completing 69.8 percent of his passes for 459 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception. Michael Mayer and Lorenzo Styles have combined for 454 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Chris Tyree has 12 receptions. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish ground game is averaging 160 yards per contest, and Audric Estime leads the way with 264 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Notre Dame is allowing 24 points and 355.5 yards per game. Jack Kiser leads the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with 26 tackles, Isaiah Foskey has 3 sacks and Cam Hart has 3 pass deflections.

The Cougars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Cougars last 7 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Fighting Irish last 11 neutral site games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to get the benefit of the doubt because of their name, and they also have a rest advantage. However, Notre Dame still has a lot to prove on both sides of the ball, especially on the offensive side, where they’ve had issues finishing drives. The BYU Cougars have shown more up to this point, and they have a bit of explosiveness to them with a top-25 passing attack. I’m just not there to lay chalk with Notre Dame against a respectable team. The first couple of weeks with the Irish are still in the back of my head. Give me BYU and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
BYU Cougars +3.5
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