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ESPN Releases Prediction for Stanford-Notre Dame

Notre Dame runs onto the field ahead of a game vs. Wake Forest.

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 04: The macot, cheerleaders and players forthe Notre Dame Fighting Irish run onto the field before a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium on November 4, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Wake Forest 48-37. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Following its improbable victory over Oregon, Stanford will make another road trip, as it faces Notre Dame this weekend.

The Fighting Irish were barely getting by their competition through their first three games, but then Brian Kelly made a change at quarterback. With Ian Book now under center, Notre Dame is ready to continue its winning ways.

In his first start this season, Book dismantled Wake Forest with 325 passing yards and five total touchdowns. Although he'll face one of the best defenses in Stanford, the Fighting Irish are still the favorites in this matchup.

As of right now, ESPN's FPI gives Notre Dame an overwhelming 67.2 percent chance of winning. This game could provide a statement victory for either program, especially for Notre Dame. While its lack of a conference schedule can hinder its resume at times, earning quality wins will certainly help its case.

ESPN FPI prediction.

Stanford and Notre Dame will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be on NBC.