Notre Dame Fighting Irish versus Texas Longhorns College Football Betting Preview

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face the Texas Longhorns from college football action set for Sunday September 4th. The Fighting Irish and Longhorns will get things started from Texas at 7:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the road team Notre Dame Fighting Irish the -3 ½ point favorite with the total set at 60 points.

It was a dominant performance by Notre Dame in their 2015 meeting as the Fighting Irish crushed the Longhorns 38-3 at home and covering as a -8 ½ point favorite. The statistics were embarrassing for Texas as Notre Dame gained 527 offensive yards to the Longhorns 163 yards in defeat. Quarterback Malik Zaire had a tremendous game for Notre Dame as he completed 19 of 22 throws on the Texas defense for 313 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Josh Adams a freshman at the time rushed for two touchdowns. Adams returns for his sophomore campaign after rushing for 835 yards with six touchdown and 7.1 yards per carry average a year ago. The Notre Dame rushing game in 2015 produced an average of 208 yards and 5.6 yards per carry average. The issue is they do lose over half of their starters from a season ago. Both head coaches will name their starting quarterback around game time. Some expect Notre Dame to utilize both Zaire and Kizer in the game.

Texas head coach Charlie Strong is facing heavy pressure to win. They finished at 5-7 in his second year with the school. They do have experience with 15 starters returning. The quarterback play has not been up to the Longhorns standards. The competition is between senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele. Swoopes has been inaccurate quarterback during his time with the program. Another major obstacle for Strong is to fix the defense. Texas allowed an alarming 30 points with 453 yards to their opponents in 2015. The run defense was miserable as teams ran for 219 yards on the Longhorns.

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