Kick off time from a neutral site in Ireland is scheduled for 9AM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
NOTRE DAME VS NAVY
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The betting odds opened up in this college football game with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish favored by -14 points with an over under of 58 ½ points.
Money early has shown on the side of the Fighting Irish as Notre Dame is now favored by -17 points. The over under has moved down to a current line of 57 points.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish money line bettors will lay -900 odds with the home underdog Navy Midshipmen returning +600 odds to post the upset win with no need for points on their side.
In their meeting last season Notre Dame clobbered Navy 56-14 as a -23 ½ point favorite. The game flew over the total of 61 ½ points.
Head coach Brian Kelly enters year three with the Notre Dame football program. The team finished 8-5 last season and fell in the Champs Sports Bowl to Florida St 18-14. The Fighting Irish will return 8 starters on offense and six to their defense.
The team appears to be leaning to starting Andrew Hendix a sophomore quarterback who saw limited work as a freshman last season. Tommy Rees is battling for the starters role and last year hit on 65.5% of his passes for 2871 yards with 20 touchdowns and 14 picks.
Starting running back Cierre Wood returns for the Irish but has been suspended for this game and next week against Purdue. Theo Riddick had just 14 rushes in 2011 for 63 yards in limited work as a junior. Their top receivers are all back for the exception of leading receiver Michael Floyd who is now in the NFL.
The Midshipmen head coach Ken Niumatalolo enters season five with Navy. It was a disappointing year for Navy as the club finished at 5-7 and failed to make a bowl game for the first time in several seasons. He returns six starters to his offense and seven to the defense.
Trey Miller a junior quarterback will start and served in a backup role in 2011. He completed 12 of 29 passes last year for 205 yards and three touchdowns in limited duty under center in 2011. Gee Gee Greene is back in 2012 and was the team’s third leading rusher last year with 507 yards on 64 carries and three touchdowns with an impressive 7.8 yards per rush average. Their top four pass receivers all return this year for Navy.
CFB Trend: The over is 2-0 in their past two head to head meetings.
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