No. 25 Notre Dame is hoping to avoid another close call on Saturday when the Irish face Washington State at 7:30PM ET from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Tex.

Bet Notre Dame vs. Washington State
The Fighting Irish are 5-2 on the season and 2-5 against the spread. Since a 35-0 win over Nevada to open the season, Notre Dame has had all its games decided by seven points or less. Notre Dame is scoring 30 points per-game and tallying 438.4 yards per-game, including 2,141 yards through the air. Jimmy Clausen has thrown for 2,050 yards and 16 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Golden Tate has caught 52 passes for 847 yards and eight touchdowns while Armando Allen has rushed for 514 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, Notre Dame is giving up 24.1 points and 409.4 yards per-game, including 1,977 yards passing.

Washington State is 1-6 on the season, but 4-3 against the spread. The Cougars have covered in four of their last five games. Washington State has been given at least 20 points in their last four games. The Cougars are scoring just 15.1 points per-game and have a Pac-10 conference low, 508 yards rushing as a team. Jeff Tuel is one of three quarterbacks to see playing time and leads the team with 662 yards passing. Dwight Tardy has rushed for 186 yards and a touchdown to lead the Cougars rushing attack. Defensively, Washing State is allowing a conference high 37 points and 499.6 yards per-game.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Notre Dame 28-point favorites over Washington on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 60.
College Football Week 9 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

WASHINGTON ST is 1-0 against the spread versus NOTRE DAME since 1992

NOTRE DAME is 1-0 straight up against WASHINGTON ST since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 9 College Football Injury Report

[CB] 08/05/2009 - Romeo Pellum has been dismissed from the team ( Dismissed ) 

[RB] 09/07/2009 - Chris Ivory out for season ( Dismissed ) 

[CB] 09/07/2009 - Devin Giles out for season ( Dismissed ) 

[WR] 09/09/2009 - Kevin Norrell has been dismissed from team ( Disciplinary ) 

[S] 09/09/2009 - Tyree Toomer is expected to redshirt ( Oblique ) 

[WR] 09/17/2009 - Jeshua Anderson has left team ( None ) 

[OG] 10/03/2009 - Zack Williams "?" ( Ankle ) 

[DE] 10/03/2009 - Kevin Kooyman "?" ( Knee ) 

[S] 09/17/2009 - DeAndre Daniels out indefinitely ( Fibula ) 

[RB] 09/22/2009 - James Montgomery out for season ( Leg ) 

[Backup QB] 09/26/2009 - Kevin Lopina out indefinitely ( Calf ) 

[DT] 09/30/2009 - Josh Luapo out for season ( Knee ) 

[OG] 09/30/2009 - Steven Ayers expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Ankle ) 

[OL] 10/03/2009 - Brian Danaher "?" ( Concussion ) 

[OL] 10/03/2009 - B.J. Guerra "?" ( Knee ) 


[FB] 10/03/2009 - James Aldridge "?" ( Shoulder ) 

[WR] 09/27/2009 - Michael Floyd out for regular season ( Collarbone ) 
Notre Dame vs. Washington State Current Odds
Washington State Cougars +28 Over 60  
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -28 Under 60
Bet Notre Dame vs. Washington State
Posted: 10/31/09 5:06PM ET


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