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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Is Placing This Top 10 Team On "Upset Alert"

Kirk Herbstreit On College Football's Most "Intimidating" Stadium

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Kirk Herbstreit predicted a major college football upset in Week 3. The ESPN college football analyst picked Vanderbilt to upset Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The upset didn't happen, of course, but the Fighting Irish barely eked out a victory.

The ESPN analyst appeared on Get Up! this morning and was asked about Notre Dame and if the Fighting Irish are really as good as their ranking (No. 8).

Herbstreit didn't flat out say "no, they're not," but he did say that the Fighting Irish's offense has not played like a top 10 team's offense needs to play.

"I think right now, in college football, you've got to be able to play offense and defense," Herbstreit said. "The jury is out on their offense."

Notre Dame has a huge game coming in two weeks, as the Fighting Irish are set to host No. 7 Stanford in South Bend, Ind. on Sept. 29.

Herbstreit says Notre Dame will be on "upset watch" again this weekend, though. The Fighting Irish can't afford to look ahead.

Notre Dame travels to Wake Forest to take on the Demon Deacons. Herbstreit cautioned the Fighting Irish to be "very careful" heading into that game.

ESPN is fairly confident in Notre Dame's chances for victory, though. The FPI gives the Fighting Irish a 70.9 percent chance to win the game.

Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. E.T. on ABC.