Notre Dame vs. Miami University Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Notre Dame vs. Miami University fearless prediction and game preview.
Notre Dame (3-1) vs. Miami University (2-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Game Time: 5:00 pm ET
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN
Network: NBC Sports Network
One Reason Why Miami University Will Win
Gus Ragland has to go off.
As good as Notre Dame has been so far, it hasn’t dealt with a truly dangerous quarterback. It has dealt with inexperience in Georgia’s Jake Fromm, and solid in Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke, but Ragland is a playmaker who can push the passing game and test out the Irish secondary.
Lewerke threw for 340 yards last week in the MSU loss. Ragland won’t do that, but he’ll pitch for over 200 yards with a few touchdowns if he gets a little time to work.
But to beat Notre Dame, you need the defensive front that can slow down the run. MU is giving up just 119 rushing yards per game. However …
One Reason Why Notre Dame Will Win
This is the first game of the year against a Power Five-caliber team. It’s not like the RedHawks have been tested on the ground.
The pass protection of Ragland has been spotty – to be kind – but the big issue will be with the Irish running game that can hit home runs early and turn the lights out.
Notre Dame got stopped just enough against MSU do keep the game from being a total wipeout, but it was 28-7 at halftime. The nation’s seventh-ranked ground game should be able to roll up over 200 yards without a problem.
What’s Going To Happen
The Irish are on a roll. The offense is unstoppable with the O line blasting away for the dangerous runners who are tearing off yards in chunks. It’ll all work again as the Irish get up fast, and then coast as Ragland will have to keep throwing to try keeping up. He’ll be sacked a few times, will come up with a few mistakes, and the game will open up in the second half.
Notre Dame vs. Miami University Prediction
Notre Dame 40, Miami University 17
Notre Dame -21, o/u: 53.5
5: “U bum” – 1: “Dotard” … 2.5
Must See Rating
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