Moving on in the 2015 NCAA Football Regular Season and Week 9 on the 31st of October 2015 with the No. 9 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame 6-1 (FBS Independents) playing at the No. 21 Owls of Temple 7-0 (American Athletic-East) with the game being played at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and kick-off scheduled for 8:05 PM ET and seen on ABC TV.
The Fighting Irish last week against USC blew the lead then in the 4th quarter scored 17 points to win the game 41-31 and now are on the road to face the undefeated Owls of Temple. On their side the Owls moved into the Top 25 as a result of their strong defense and a good offensive running game, as on the past Thursday night they made a comeback to beat East Carolina and remain undefeated.
In this game fans are asking can Notre Dame upset the unbeaten Owls and display a performance that indicates there a contender for the National Title this season.
If you Bet on College football at SBG sportsbook and happen to be a fan of the 6-1 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame your team in their game with the Trojans of USC blew an early lead and trailed the Trojans by 8 points going into the 4th quarter, and then they showed their spirits and scored 17 points to win the game. The leading score came as their QB D. Kizer passed for 11 yards to C. Robison for the score to take the lead, then with less than 4 minutes J. Yoon kicked a 33 yard FG to ice the cake for the win.
In the game their QB Kizer had a strong game as he passed for touchdowns on some 227 yards passing. WR W. Fuller had 3 receptions for 132 yards, with 1 reception going for 75 yards and a TD that took place in the 1st quarter of the game. QB Kizer spread the offense by completing passes to 6 different receivers.
They also had a strong running game as RB C. Prosise performance was excellent as he carried the ball some 19 time for a 144 yards and scored 2 touchdowns as he average 7.6 yards each carry, and that was his 5th game in 2015 that he rushed for over 120 yards in a game.
RB Prosise in this upcoming game against the Owls may be challenged as the Owls of Temple on defense have a very solid rushing unit that in 2015 that have only allowed opponents some 92 yards rushing per game and only 3 touchdowns to date. While the Irish defense should be able to halt the running game of the Owls with stellar senior lineman S. Day who leads Notre Dame with 8 tackles for a loss and has made QB’s struggle with 10 hurries this season. Notre Dame is with 6 wins and 1 loss against the spread and has covered the spread in the last 5 games.
The fans of the 7-0 Owls of Temple know their team simply finds ways to remain unbeaten, as they scored 14 4th quarter points in beating the Pirates of East Carolina, as their QB P. Walker with just over 3 minutes remaining in the game passed for a 24 yard TD to WR R. Anderson to take the lead in the game. Then RB J. Thomas added the finishing touch by scoring on a 15 yard run for a TD. In the game RB Thomas actually struggled as on 20 carries he only rushed for 66 yards. When he’s on target he had 2 games with 190 yards rushing and to date has scored some 12 touchdowns. The Irish actually struggle against the run as in 7 games this season they have allowed 11 touchdowns in total and an average of 176 yard rushing each game. For the Owls it’s important that they offensively turn up their running game, since the Irish are solid against the pass on defense, as they are allowing opponents only 195 yards per game passing in 2015. The Owls QB Walker has struggled in passing against opposing defenses as to date he has only averaged 186.7 yard passing each game. Their LB T. Matakevich has the team high for intercepts with 4, and he will be keying on the Irish QB D. Kizer who in his ultimate 5 games has thrown 4 intercepts. In 2015 the Owls of Temple are with 5 wins and 2 losses against the spread.
The online betting prediction for this game explains that the offense of Notre Dame proves to be too much for the Owls of Temple and the Irish give the Owls their 1st loss of 2015.