On Saturday, Notre Dame welcomes the Oklahoma Sooners to South Bend. CBSsportsline, reports the Fighting Irish as 3.5 point underdogs as of Friday night. Notre Dame comes into the game with one loss, while Oklahoma is undefeated at (3-0). This is the Sooners' toughest test to date, but it's one they should pass. No matter what happens, Oklahoma will show the world who they are when they take on Notre Dame.
Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame
When: Saturday, September 28, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Notre Dame Stadium
If Oklahoma loses to Notre Dame on Saturday, they'll never beat the fighting Irish. Simply put, Notre Dame is not that good. The main reason why they have looked average is on the offensive side of the ball. They are lacking consistent offensive explosion even with all that skill talent. Yet, they are 3-1 and playing at home. When the Fighting Irish make a big play offensively, it's usually one of the dynamic receivers stepping to the forefront. However, Notre Dame's running game is only averaging 114 yards per game this season.
It's imperative that Oklahoma keeps the running game in check. They are 18th in the country in rush defense. If they stand tall on Saturday, it will become an offensive game for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Blake bell is getting his second start and he proved he can throw the ball. Now he has to do it against Notre Dame's defense. It's likely we will see the "belldozer" package from time to time. Oklahoma must score points to win. They have a chance to blow the game open. However, if they don't capitalize early, the Sooners will be in a world of trouble.
The Verdict: Do you really trust Oklahoma in a close game against a Notre Dame team that has a knack for winning close games? Still, the Sooners will get the job done, and they'll do it in spectacular fashion.
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