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    The Sun Bowl will see the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Oregon State Beavers take the field on Friday, December 29, 2023. The matchup kicks off at 2:00 PM ET and airs on CBS.

    The Fighting Irish are solid favorites (-8.5) in their matchup against the Beavers, with the over/under being 44 points. (On the moneyline, the Fighting Irish are -322 and the Beavers are +256.)

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    Game Info for Notre Dame vs. Oregon State

    • Game Day: Friday, December 29, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: El Paso, Texas
    • Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
    Notre Dame vs Oregon State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Notre Dame -8.5 -109 -111 44 -110 -110 -322 +256

    Notre Dame Pick Insights

    • Notre Dame has an 8-3-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Notre Dame has a 5-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 8.5 points or more.
    • Notre Dame games with a set total have hit the over eight times this season (66.7%).

    Notre Dame Stats & Insights

    • On the defensive side of the ball, Notre Dame has been a top-25 unit, ranking eighth-best by surrendering just 282.4 yards per game. The offense ranks 31st (429.3 yards per game).
    • Notre Dame has been clicking on all fronts this year, as they rank eighth-best in scoring offense (39.1 points per game) and eighth-best in scoring defense (16.6 points allowed per game).
    • Notre Dame ranks 50th in passing yards this season (247.8 per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking third-best in the FBS with 154.2 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Notre Dame is averaging 181.5 rushing yards per game offensively this season (33rd in the FBS), and is allowing 128.3 rushing yards per game (35th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Notre Dame is averaging a 43.2% third-down percentage on offense (38th in the FBS), and ranks 39th defensively with a 35.6% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 23 forced turnovers (14th in the FBS) against 17 turnovers committed (66th in the FBS), Notre Dame’s +6+6 turnover margin ranks 26th in college football.

    Notre Dame’s Best Players

    • Sam Hartman has racked up 2,689 yards (224.1 ypg) on 191-of-301 passing with 24 touchdowns compared to eight interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 123 rushing yards (10.3 ypg) on 45 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Audric Estime has racked up 1,341 yards on 210 carries while finding the end zone 18 times as a runner.
    • Jeremiyah Love has been handed the ball 56 times this year and racked up 346 yards (28.8 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Chris Tyree’s leads his squad with 484 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 26 catches (out of 38 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Mitchell Evans has caught 29 passes for 422 yards (35.2 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Rico Flores Jr. has a total of 392 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 27 passes and scoring one touchdown.
    • Javontae Jean-Baptiste paces the team with four sacks, and also has eight TFL and 46 tackles.
    • Notre Dame’s top-tackler, JD Bertrand, has 71 tackles, five TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
    • Xavier Watts has a team-high seven interceptions to go along with 45 tackles, two TFL, and eight passes defended.

    Oregon State Betting Insights

    • Oregon State has gone 5-6-0 ATS this year.
    • Oregon State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 8.5 points or greater this season.
    • Oregon State games have gone over the point total in five out of 11 opportunities (45.5%).

    Oregon State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Oregon State is posting 426.9 total yards per contest (32nd-ranked). It ranks 36th in the FBS defensively (339.3 total yards given up per game).
    • With 33.8 points per game on offense, Oregon State ranks 28th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 33rd, surrendering 21.5 points per contest.
    • With 246.1 passing yards per game on offense, Oregon State ranks 52nd in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 83rd, giving up 235.4 passing yards per game.
    • Oregon State’s run defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 16th-best in the FBS with 103.9 rushing yards conceded per game. In terms of offense, it is generating 180.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks 37th.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Oregon State ranks 60th in the FBS (40.3% third-down conversion percentage) and 57th on defense (37.5% third-down rate allowed).
    • Oregon State has thrived in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +7 ranks 21st-best in the FBS, with 19 forced turnovers (36th in the nation) and 12 turnovers committed (17th in the nation).

    Oregon State’s Best Players

    • D.J. Uiagalelei has compiled 2,638 yards on 57.1% passing while recording 21 touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 219 yards with six scores.
    • Damien Martinez has carried the ball 194 times for 1,185 yards, with nine touchdowns.
    • Deshaun Fenwick has racked up 90 carries and totaled 500 yards with five touchdowns.
    • Anthony Gould’s 718 receiving yards (59.8 yards per game) are a team high. He has 44 receptions on 73 targets with two touchdowns.
    • Silas Bolden has 51 receptions (on 91 targets) for a total of 718 yards (59.8 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
    • Jack Velling’s 53 targets have resulted in 29 grabs for 438 yards and eight touchdowns.
    • Andrew Chatfield Jr. paces the team with nine sacks, and also has seven TFL, 26 tackles, and two interceptions.
    • Easton Mascarenas, Oregon State’s tackle leader, has 82 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions this year.
    • Akili Arnold has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 50 tackles, one TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended to his name.
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