NOTRE DAME -14 POINTS
BY: ANDRE RAMIREZ
Today we are laying the money on Notre Dame -14 points for today’s winner. A two-week break did wonders for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds. In his first outing since Oct.4, Reynolds had a career day, rushing for 251 yards on 39 carries vs. San Jose State. Based on that showing, it’s reasonable to suppose that Notre Dame will have their hands full this week, as was the case last year when Navy threw a scare into the Irish before succumbing 38-34. But we disagree. The Midshipmen have been out-scored 79-47 in second halves. Against bigger teams, Navy habitually wears down, a tendency that manifested itself in the opener at Ohio State. Moreover, it’s worth noting that the Navy defense has recorded only three sacks, two coming against VMI, a team that currently sits 1-7. Joe Gray, the young San Jose quarterback, took advantage of this weakness, completing 33 of 46 passes for 346 yards. We anticipate that Notre Dame QB Everett Golson will be even more effective. When we last saw the Irish, they came within a hair of ending Florida State’s 22-game winning streak. A controversial pass interference call negated an apparent game-winning touchdown. Holding FSU to 273 yards (50 rushing) in Tallahassee was impressive. The general feeling after the game was that the Irish remain a viable playoff contender. Allowing Navy to hang tough would erode that scenario. Although the site favors Navy, this isn’t a true home game. Notre Dame has subway alumni everywhere even in places where there are no subways and the Irish will have a large rooting contingent. We have no hesitation in laying the points and getting paid.
According to my algorithms, I have Notre Dame winning 37-21, 34-10, and 32-13. Lay the money on Notre Dame -14 points for today’s free winner. Thank You