Updated Lines view via Don Best
Notre Dame comes into this season with high hopes and a number seventeen ranking in the country. They have a tough road ahead of them this year and it starts with Rice. They come in as three touchdown favorites at -21.
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The fact of the matter is a few players do not overrule an entire team. Last year the team survived without Everett Goldson. After watching Tommy Rees play for years, I don’t think anyone would of expected the type of season he had a year ago as a senior. The bottom line is, a school of Notre Dame’s caliber has backup plans for backup plans. Replacements can step in and handle their assignments.
Facing Rice is going to be another test but one they should breeze through. It’s one thing to rip through Conference USA and another to step outside of your conference. Last year Rice lost all three matches outside of their conference, including a butt-whooping against Mississippi State in a bowl game.
Rice will lean on junior quarterback, Driphus Jackson. Jackson has had starts before as a freshman and even led Rice to a bowl game win over Air Force that season.
But as stated the experience and talent of the Irish trump this current line. It may not be a runaway but I’d trust Notre Dame’s defense to force enough turnovers to set the offense up for easy scores. Play the Irish -21.