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Saturday, Oct. 29, the Miami (FL) Hurricanes take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game, to be played at Notre Dame Stadium, is slated for a 3:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on NBC. Read on for our Miami vs. Notre Dame preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Miami wins the matchup between the two teams 56.9% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Fighting Irish favored.
Spread: Notre Dame -1
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Miami vs. Notre Dame preview:
Notre Dame enters the game coming off of two straight losses with the last coming to Stanford on Oct. 15, 17-10. The Hurricanes have lost three straight games with their latest coming at Virginia Tech last week by the score of 37-16.
Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya went 23-for-38 through the air against the Hokies for 323 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The Hurricanes gave up 523 yards of total offense to Virginia Tech including 251 yards on the ground. Miami had just 42 rushing yards on the day.
DeShone Kizer threw for just 154 yards and two interception in the Fighting Irish loss to Stanford. Notre Dame out gained Stanford 307-296, but it wasn't enough as the Cardinal escaped with a seven point win.
Notre Dame and Miami last met in 2012 where the Fighting Irish won 33-17. Notre Dame leads the all-time series with a record of 17-7-1.
Miami vs. Notre Dame prediction:
Both teams are trending in the wrong direction and enter the game on losing streaks.
Things are extremely intense in South Bend with Notre Dame's struggles this season and while they're certainly not great in Miami, the Hurricanes have a bit more offensive firepower than the Fighting Irish. This one could come down to the turnover margin and the 'Canes have that margin in their favor so far this season.
Miami 28, Notre Dame 27