Saturday, November 10, 2007

Notre Dame

It has come to this - Notre Dame is playing a service academy at home and yet they find themselves 3.5 point underdogs.

Air Force is a fine team at 7-3 for the year but I think the betting line may have more to do with people wanting to see Notre Dame fail than reality. Yes - Notre Dame is having the worst season in memory but they should have beat Navy and Navy unmanned Air Force 31-20 with Air Force playing on the road.

Air Force is a running team and the Irish will probably have the biggest defensive front 7 the Falcons will face all year. The Irish are susceptible more to passing teams.

Its been 11 years since Air Force was able to defeat Notre Dame. In 1996 the Falcons beat the Irish 20-17 in overtime in South Bend. If the Irish were getting 3.5 points they would have covered.

I see the Irish winning outright today. It has come to this - a victory over Air Force is something to crow about in South Bend.

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