NCAAF

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
5 - 0
Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets
2 - 4
October 31, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field

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Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
5 - 0
Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets
2 - 4
October 31, 2020, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field
  • The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are off to a 5-0 SU and 2-3 ATS start to the 2020 season. A date with the Clemson Tigers awaits on November 7, but first the Fighting Irish need to avoid looking ahead and take care of business on Saturday when they visit the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
    • Date/Time: October 31, 12 noon ET
    • Stadium: Bobby Dodd Stadium
    • TV Coverage: ABC
    • Sportsbook Odds: Notre Dame -20 | O/U 56.5 (Line History)
    • Notre Dame vs Georgia Tech Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Fighting Irish opened as -20 road favorites but have been bet down slightly to -19.5. The total has remained steady in the early stages of the week at 56.5 points. Georgia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Notre Dame, but the most recent meeting between these two teams came back in 2015.

    Notre Dame News & Notes

    Ian Book had his best game of the 2020 season last Saturday with 312 passing yards and three passing touchdowns in Notre Dame’s 45-3 road win over the Pittsburgh Panthers as a 10-point favorite.

    The win came with yet another dominant performance from the Fighting Irish defense, which has allowed only 9.8 points and 273 yards per game. Notre Dame has allowed seven points or less in three of its five games this season.

    But while the Fighting Irish have looked fantastic this season, they haven’t really been tested yet. That will change in November when Notre Dame hosts Clemson on November 7 and visits North Carolina on November 27.

    Chip Kelly has already admitted that he and his team are looking ahead to Clemson, which is a natural impulse. But that game could mean a whole lot less if the Fighting Irish cough up this game to Georgia Tech on Saturday.

    Georgia Tech News & Notes

    Georgia Tech’s season started off on a high note with a 16-13 road win over the Florida State Seminoles as 13-point road underdogs. But since then, the Yellow Jackets have gone just 1-4 SU and ATS. The team’s defense has been torched for 46.8 points and 514.2 yards per game over the five-game slump.

    True freshman quarterback Jeff Sims opened the season with an ugly 3-to-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio through his first three games, but he has since settled down and thrown five touchdowns with only two interceptions over his last three starts.

    His best start of the season came earlier this month against the Louisville Cardinals when he had 249 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, 64 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Sims will need to be at his absolute best for the Yellow Jackets to have any chance in this one.

    Betting Pick: Notre Dame -19.5

    Georgia Tech’s porous defense should get ripped to shreds by Notre Dame’s offense. And facing one of the best defenses in the nation, the Yellow Jackets won’t likely be able to produce enough offense to keep up.

    Shark Bites
    • Notre Dame is 7-2 SU in its last 9 road games.
    • Georgia Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games as a dog.
    • The OVER is 5-0 in Georgia Tech’s last 5 home games.

Odds

Saturday, October 31 Sat Oct 31


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-20
-107
-1103
o56.5
-107
+20
-107
+812
u56.5
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-20.5
-111
-1200
o58
-108
+20.5
-109
+750
u58
-112

Edge Finder

38.33
Points Scored
31.75
253.44
Passing Yards
262.13
164.11
Rushing Yards
191.50
30:26
Time on Field
27:43
61.44
Number of Plays
67.63
6.96
Yards Per Play
6.79
38.33
Points Scored
31.75
6.56
First Quarter
5.25
11.11
Second Quarter
10.63
9.78
Third Quarter
7.13
10.89
Fourth Quarter
8.75
253.44
Passing Yards
262.13
28.11
Pass Attempts
32.50
18.56
Pass Completions
19.88
1.33
Sacks
0.88
10.33
Sack Yards
5.63
13.66
Yards Per Pass
13.19
164.11
Rushing Yards
191.50
33.33
Rush Attempts
35.13
4.92
Yards Per Rush
5.45
0.56
Interceptions
1.38
0.89
Fumbles
0.88
0.44
Fumbles Lost
0.38
1.00
Total Turnovers
1.75
5.89
Penalties
5.50
53.78
Penalty Yards
46.75
30:26
Time on Field
27:43
61.44
Number of Plays
67.63
6.96
Yards Per Play
6.79
3.22
Punts
3.25
44.41
Punt Average
43.78
86.78
Return Yards
76.63

Head To Head

ND
Stat Type GTECH
3-2
Record
2-3
1-4
ATS
4-1
1-3
O/U
1-3
18.40
Points Scored
22.60
131.60
Rush Yds
194.20
28.60
Pass Attempts
22.80
62.94
Completion %
48.25
197.00
Passing Yds
148.40
328.6
Total Yds
342.6
1.60
Turnovers
0.80
ND
Stat Type GTECH
2-1
Record
1-2
1-2
ATS
2-1
0-3
O/U
0-3
15.67
Points Scored
21.67
115.00
Rush Yds
200.00
30.00
Pass Attempts
24.00
65.56
Completion %
43.06
206.00
Passing Yds
127.33
321
Total Yds
327.33
1.67
Turnovers
0.33
Sep 19/15 (1 of 5)
ND
Stat Type GTECH
Home
Away
30
Points Scored
22
-1
ATS
+1
56 o
O/U
56 u
215
Rush Yds
216
30
Pass Attempts
24
70.00
Completion %
33.33
242
Passing Yds
121
457
Total Yds
337
2
Turnovers
1
Sep 1/07 (2 of 5)
ND
Stat Type GTECH
Home
Away
3
Points Scored
33
+1
ATS
-1
45 o
O/U
45 u
-8
Rush Yds
265
22
Pass Attempts
24
68.18
Completion %
45.83
130
Passing Yds
121
122
Total Yds
386
3
Turnovers
0
Sep 2/06 (3 of 5)
ND
Stat Type GTECH
Away
Home
14
Points Scored
10
-7
ATS
+7
50.5 o
O/U
50.5 u
138
Rush Yds
119
38
Pass Attempts
24
60.53
Completion %
50.00
246
Passing Yds
140
384
Total Yds
259
0
Turnovers
0
Jan 1/99 (4 of 5)
ND
Stat Type GTECH
Home
Away
28
Points Scored
35
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
159
Rush Yds
194
24
Pass Attempts
21
54.17
Completion %
66.67
150
Passing Yds
242
309
Total Yds
436
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 6/97 (5 of 5)
ND
Stat Type GTECH
Home
Away
17
Points Scored
13
-21.5
ATS
+21.5
O/U
154
Rush Yds
177
29
Pass Attempts
21
62.07
Completion %
47.62
217
Passing Yds
118
371
Total Yds
295
2
Turnovers
2

Team Records

ND
Record GTECH
5-0
All
2-4
4-0
Home
1-2
1-0
Away
1-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-3
ATS
2-4
1-3
ATS Home
1-2
1-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-2
O/U
5-1
2-2
O/U Home
3-0
1-0
O/U Away
2-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
ND
Record GTECH
4-0
All
2-3
3-0
Home
1-1
1-0
Away
1-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
1-3
ATS
2-3
0-3
ATS Home
1-1
1-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-2
O/U
4-1
1-2
O/U Home
2-0
1-0
O/U Away
2-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
ND
Record GTECH
5-0
All
2-4
4-0
Home
1-2
1-0
Away
1-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-3
ATS
2-4
1-3
ATS Home
1-2
1-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-2
O/U
5-1
2-2
O/U Home
3-0
1-0
O/U Away
2-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

2:30 pm EDT Mostly Sunny
18ºC / 64ºF
50% Humidity
0% Precipitation
20% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 9
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
Sylvain YondjouenDLIs out for season, ACL
Dominick BlaylockWRIs OUT Friday vs Central Florida, Undisclosed
Jordan WilliamsOLIs out indefinitely, Undisclosed

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 24, 2020PITT45-3W-10/43.5W/O11531943444118162-3
Oct 17, 2020LOUIS12-7W-16/62L/U232106338961372330
Oct 10, 2020FSU42-26W-21/53.5L/O3532015541532524051
Sep 19, 2020USF52-0W-23/49W/O2811484291061252310
Sep 12, 2020DUKE27-13W-21.5/51.5L/U17826344175259334-1
Dec 28, 2019IOWAST33-9W-3.5/54.5W/U20824745545227272-2
Nov 30, 2019STANFO45-24W-17/45.5W/O190255445118276394-2
Nov 23, 2019BOST.C40-7W-20.5/65.5W/U25224950112863191-2
Nov 16, 2019NAVY52-20W-7/55.5W/O10530541028179360-4
Nov 9, 2019DUKE38-7W-7/49.5W/U288181469951021970
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 24, 2020BC27-48L+3.5/57.5L/O1062563622641454093
Oct 17, 2020CLEM7-73L+27/65L/O123812041715006711
Oct 9, 2020LOUIS46-27W+4.5/63W/O192258450242229471-3
Sep 26, 2020CUSE20-37L-7.5/52L/O2751784531631943574
Sep 19, 2020UCF21-49L+9.5/63.5L/O2272444712434176603
Sep 12, 2020FSU16-13W+13/49.5W/U161277438109198307-1
Nov 30, 2019GEORGI7-52L+28.5/46.5L/O9940139219281500-2
Nov 21, 2019NCSU28-26W+2.5/46.5W/O2661293952302274571
Nov 16, 2019VTECH0-45L+6/51.5L/U53811342382234612
Nov 9, 2019VIRGNA28-33L+15.5/45.5W/O1432293721552584131
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