Before we get into the Notre Dame-Virginia Tech prediction, there’s one thing that needs to be made clear here: No one should trust any ACC teams.
As we sit here in the first week of October, there is just one team in the conference that remains undefeated — Wake Forest! The team currently leading the Coastal Division is … Pitt!
You want to trust a league where Wake Forest and Pitt have been playing the best football to date?
I certainly don’t.
That said, are we sure Notre Dame is actually any good? They’ve reached the point in this season where they are playing roughly 11 different quarterbacks. They struggled to beat teams like Toledo and Florida State (who, for the record, is 1-4 this year) and they really haven’t looked like a team that is going to be able to move the ball against anyone. Remember, when they dropped 41 on Wisconsin, they had ten points entering the fourth quarter and scored a pair of pick-sixes in the final two minutes to blow that thing open.
So who should we be backing?
Longtime college sports writer Rob Dauster, the co-founder of The Field of 68 and The Field of 12 Network is here to break down the tantalizing matchup and provide his Iowa-Penn State prediction for Week 6 of the college football season.
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NOTRE DAME-VIRGINIA TECH BETTING LINES:
#14 NOTRE DAME (4-1) at VIRGINIA TECH (3-1)
GAME: 7:30 p.m. ET (ACCN)
MONEYLINE: Notre Dame (-115), Virginia Tech (-106)
SPREAD: Notre Dame (-1)
NOTRE DAME-VIRGINIA TECH PUBLIC TRENDS
Notre Dame ML: 79% money, 70% bets
Notre Dame Spread: 50% money, 70% bets
Over: 70% money, 62% bets
NOTRE DAME-VIRGINIA TECH PREDICTION:
This one is very easy for me: We don’t know who Notre Dame’s starting quarter back is going to be. Maybe we will before kickoff, but as of this writing, we don’t.
What we do know, however, is that Lane Stadium is absolutely electric when a big name opponent is in town. It’s rocking. We already saw Sam Howell of North Carolina struggle mightily when asked to deal with Enter Sandman and that atmosphere, and he won’t be the last.
The Hokies were not overly impressive in a win against Richmond, but they had a bye last week and are now gearing up for the most important stretch of their season. Win these next three games at home, and they’ll be in a great spot to make a run at an ACC title. So I’ll take this team, that atmosphere, and the point.