Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame Prediction

Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame, 10/2/2021 College Football Week 5 Predictions

No. 7 Cincinnati travels to South Bend on Saturday to take on No. 9 Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m. ET. The Bearcats are laying two points but is the wrong team favored in this matchup?

Game Snapshot

157 Cincinnati Bearcats (-2) at 158 Notre Dame (+2); o/u 50

2:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 2, 20201

Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN


Cincinnati Bearcats Game Notes

Cincinnati senior quarterback Desmond Ridder completed 20-of-36 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception in 38-24 win over Indiana. Ridder struggled to get things going for the Bearcats in Saturday’s win over Indiana, but turned things around in the second half. Ridder completed just 12-of-24 passes for 126 yards in the first half, but cleaned things up in the second-half. He threw his only touchdown of the day in the fourth quarter to wide receiver Alec Pierce on a 19-yard pass to put Cincinnati up 30-24, and rushed for another seven yard touchdown to put the game out of reach. He finished the day with 10 carries for 55 yards on the ground. Cincinnati will look to move to 4-0 next Saturday when they travel to Notre Dame to face the Irish.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Notes

Notre Dame senior QB Jack Coan is seemingly on track to play on Saturday after leaving Saturday's game with an ankle injury. After being fully dressed for practice on Tuesday, Coan (6'3/220) split first team reps in practice with Drew Pyne. Earlier today, head coach Brian Kelly said that Coan "was ahead in his recovery of where the staff thought he would be." Having Coan against a really good Cincinnati team would be a huge benefit on Saturday in South Bend for the Irish.

Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame Week 5 Betting Prediction

The Bearcats are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games overall and are 5-1 against the number in their last six road games versus an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the Fighting Irish are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games played in the month of October.

College Football Week 5 Prediction: CINCINNATI BEARCATS -2


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