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    One of the best QBs in college football will be featured when Sam Hartman and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0) host the Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

    The Buckeyes are the favorites (-3) in their matchup against the Fighting Irish, with the over/under at 55.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Buckeyes are -158 and the Fighting Irish are +133.)

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    Game Info for Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: South Bend, Indiana
    • Stadium: Notre Dame Stadium
    Ohio State vs Notre Dame Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Ohio State -3 -111 -109 55.5 -110 -110 -158 +133

    Ohio State Pick Insights

    • Ohio State has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • Ohio State is 1-2 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Ohio State has combined with its opponent to go over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Ohio State Stats & Insights

    • Ohio State has been finding success on both offense and defense, ranking 24th-best in total offense (474.7 yards per game) and third-best in total defense (223.7 yards allowed per game).
    • Ohio State has been finding success on both sides of the ball, ranking 20th-best in scoring offense (40.3 points per game) and second-best in scoring defense (6.7 points allowed per game).
    • Ohio State has been making things happen on both sides of the ball in the passing game this season, ranking 17th-best in passing (318 passing yards per game) and sixth-best in passing defense (140.3 passing yards allowed per game).
    • On defense, Ohio State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 20th-best by surrendering only 83.3 per game. The Buckeyes rank 70th on offense (156.7 rushing yards per game).
    • Ohio State is averaging a 35.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this year (101st in the FBS), and is giving up a 32.6% third-down percentage (34th) on defense.
    • With five forced turnovers (46th in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS), Ohio State’s +2+2 turnover margin ranks 29th in college football.

    Ohio State’s Best Players

    • Kyle McCord has racked up 815 yards (271.7 ypg) on 53-of-76 passing with six touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
    • TreVeyon Henderson has racked up 191 yards on 30 carries while finding paydirt four times.
    • This season, DeaMonte Trayanum has carried the ball 19 times for 133 yards (44.3 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Marvin Harrison Jr. has hauled in 14 catches for 304 yards (101.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone three times as a receiver.
    • Cade Stover has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 188 yards so far this campaign.
    • Emeka Egbuka has compiled 12 grabs for 167 yards, an average of 55.7 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Hero Kanu has one sack to pace the team, and also has one TFL and four tackles.
    • Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State’s top tackler, has 20 tackles and one sack this year.
    • Denzel Burke leads the team with one interception, while also collecting one pass defended.

    Notre Dame Betting Insights

    • Notre Dame is 3-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Notre Dame’s four games with a set total, three have hit the over (75%).

    Notre Dame Pick Insights

    • Notre Dame has been productive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 16th-best in total offense (508.8 total yards per game) and fourth-best in total defense (234.3 total yards allowed per game).
    • Notre Dame has dominated on both offense and defense this season, ranking ninth-best in points per game (46) and 14th-best in points allowed per game (11.8).
    • Notre Dame has been a top-25 pass unit on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks 21st-best in passing yards per game (304.3) and third-best in passing yards allowed per game (126.8).
    • Notre Dame is compiling 204.5 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (26th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 107.5 rushing yards per game (42nd-ranked) on defense.
    • Notre Dame’s third-down offense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 10th-best in the FBS with a 54.5% third-down conversion percentage. In terms of defense, it is giving up a 31.7% third-down rate, which ranks 29th.
    • Notre Dame has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +3 ranks 22nd-best in the FBS, with five forced turnovers (46th in the nation) and two turnovers committed (11th in the nation).

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Hartman leads Notre Dame with 1,061 yards on 64-of-90 passing with 13 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Audric Estime, has carried the ball 63 times for 521 yards (130.3 per game) with five touchdowns.
    • Jeremiyah Love has piled up 119 yards (on 18 attempts) with one touchdown.
    • Chris Tyree’s 216 receiving yards (54 yards per game) are best on his team. He has eight receptions on 10 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Jayden Thomas has caught 12 passes and compiled 188 receiving yards (47 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Tobias Merriweather’s eight targets have resulted in five grabs for 131 yards and one touchdown.
    • Joshua Burnham has collected one sack to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and seven tackles.
    • Jack Kiser is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 24 tackles and one sack.
    • Benjamin Morrison has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has seven tackles, one TFL, and two passes defended to his name.
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