ESPN Computer’s Updated Notre Dame Game-By-Game Predictions

first_imgIan Book attempts a pass for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 13: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks to pass the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)Notre Dame is off to a strong start this season with a 1-0 record. Following the road victory over Louisville, Brian Kelly’s team had a bye week to prepare for its upcoming showdown with New Mexico.The main issue for the Fighting Irish has to be their overall health. Tight end Cole Kmet has missed time with a broken collarbone and Jafar Armstrong had surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle.Despite all the injuries plaguing Notre Dame, the prestigious program is favored in all but one game remaining on its schedule.Per ESPN’s FPI, the Fighting Irish are projected to finish with a 10-2 record. And yet, they are favored in every game except for their road contest against the Georgia Bulldogs. Although Notre Dame is favored over Michigan, the FPI is almost projecting a 50-50 split.Here are those individual game win percentage numbers:Sept. 14 – vs. New Mexico – 98.6 percentSept. 21 – at Georgia – 33.5 percentSept. 28 – vs. Virginia – 85.0 percentOct. 5 – vs. Bowling Green – 99.2 percentOct. 12 – vs. USC – 77.0 percentOct. 26 – at Michigan – 58.9 percent Nov. 2 – vs. Virginia Tech – 89.6 percentNov. 9 – at Duke – 86.0 percentNov. 16 – vs. Navy – 97.2 percentNov. 23 – vs. Boston College – 91.5 percentNov. 30 – at Stanford – 77.1 percentJudging off these FPI projections, the Fighting Irish would only lose one game this season. That might not be enough for them to make it back to the College Football Playoff.With four matchups against ranked teams on the schedule, Notre Dame will certainly get the chance to boost its resume.[ESPN]last_img

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