Clemson Tigers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 5th 2022

Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium South Bend
Logo Clemson Tigers
VS
Logo Notre Dame Fighting Irish
0
OPENER
48.5

-4 -101
CURRENT
48o -110

-165
MONEYLINE
+145

14
SCORE
35

One of the biggest games during week 10 of the college football season will take place at Notre Dame, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are set to host the Clemson Tigers. This match-up will have a big impact on the College Football Playoff race that is heating up.

Clemson comes into this game as the number four ranked team in the first CFP poll and they are a perfect 8-0 on the year. The Tigers are in control of the ACC race and this game won’t have any impact on the conference standings.

Notre Dame has won four of their last five games and they are 5-3 on the season. The Fighting Irish aren’t going to be going to a major bowl game this season, but they still have a chance to get some big wins.

Clemson vs. Notre Dame Odds

TV: NBC/Peacock

MONEY LINE: Clemson (-194) vs. Notre Dame (+160)

SPREAD: Clemson -3.5 (-115) vs. Notre Dame +3.5 (-105)

GAME TOTAL: Over 44.5 (-105) vs. Under 44.5 (-115)

Clemson vs. Notre Dame Preview, Stats and Trends

The Clemson Tigers are allowing just 88 rushing yards per game and that defensive line has been shutting down teams all season long. Clemson is facing a Notre Dame team that loves to run the football and that defensive line must be great in this game.

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei was benched in the most recent Clemson game, but the Tigers are going to need him to be great in this one. Clemson is scoring over 37 points per game, but they won’t win unless they have a big night on offense.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish must control the clock if they are going to win this game. Notre Dame is rushing for 186 yards per game and they are also holding opponents to just 22 points per game.

The Fighting Irish have had some dominant performances on defense so far this season, but they just haven’t been consistent enough. Quarterback Drew Pyne has thrown 13 touchdown passes this season and he will have to have his biggest performance of the season.

Clemson vs. Notre Dame Predictions

Clemson might currently be in the position to make the College Football Playoff, but they haven’t exactly lit the world on fire. The Tigers barely survived against Syracuse in their most recent game and they might have to shake off some rust in this one.

It’s been a pretty disappointing season for the Fighting Irish, but they are trending in the right direction. Look for Notre Dame to get some key stops in this one and they will find just enough offense to pick up a win.

Final Score: Notre Dame 27 - Clemson 24

EXTRA POINTS

1. Clemson is 4-2 all-time against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

2. Last meeting was during the 2020 ACC Championship Game.

3. A loss to Notre Dame will likely keep Clemson from the CFP.

Best Bet: Notre Dame ML (+160)

PREDICTION
Clemson Tigers
24
20
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
PREDICTION
Clemson Tigers
24
20
Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Clemson Tigers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Recap DEC 19TH 2020

Kyren Williams rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winner in the second overtime, as No. 4 Notre Dame knocked off No. 1 and previously undefeated Clemson 47-40 Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium.

Clemson was playing its second consecutive game without quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Trevor Lawrence as well as three defensive starters, and it showed. Williams split the Clemson defense for a 65-yard touchdown run on the second play of the game and the Fighting Irish battled the Tigers on even terms from there.

It was Notre Dame's third victory all-time at home over a No. 1-ranked team and ended Clemson's 28-game winning streak against Atlantic Coast Conference teams. Notre Dame moved into sole possession of first place in the ACC at 7-0 overall and 6-0 in league play while Clemson slipped to 7-1, 6-1.

It was Notre Dame's 23rd consecutive home victory.

The teams went into overtime tied at 33 and Clemson scored first, with freshman quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei plunging in from the 1-yard line. But Williams scored on 3-yard runs on back-to-back overtime possessions and the Fighting Irish defense sacked Uiagalelei twice on the Tigers' final possession to essentially end Clemson's hopes.

Quarterback Ian Book completed 22 of 39 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown for Notre Dame.

Uiagalelei completed 29-of-44 passes for a career-high 439 yards. Lawrence, who has been sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19, is expected to be back in the lineup when Clemson plays at Florida State on Nov. 20.

Jonathan Doerer added the first of his four field goals to push the Fighting Irish lead to 10-0 before Clemson's offense began to show signs of life.

Uiagalelei threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Cornell Powell in the first quarter, but Notre Dame pulled ahead 20-10 late in the first half when linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah snatched a fumbled pitch by Travis Etienne out of the air and rambled 23 yards for a touchdown. The teams swapped field goals in the final three minutes and the Fighting Irish led at the half 23-13.

Clemson scored 10 unanswered points in the third quarter to tie the game at 23. B.T. Potter had a 46-yard field goal and Uiagalelei found tight end Davis Allen for a 10-yard touchdown pass.

The teams swapped field goals again early in the fourth quarter before Clemson went on a 12-play, 74-yard drive to take the lead on a three-yard run by Etienne with 3:33 remaining.

But the Fighting Irish responded with an eight-play, 91-yard drive that culminated with a four-yard touchdown pass from Book to Avery Davis with 22 seconds left to tie the game again at 33.

Etienne was held to only 28 yards on 18 carries, but Uiagalelei helped compensate with another impressive performance, thanks in large part to a couple of veteran wide receivers.

Senior Amari Rodgers had eight receptions for 134 yards while fellow senior Powell had six receptions for 162 yards, including a 24-yard reception to set up Uiagalelei's overtime TD run.

Notre Dame's Javon McKinley had five catches for 102 yards.

--Field Level Media

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