(5) Notre Dame at (8)Oklahoma
Notre Dame: This is one of the best starts by the Irish in quite some time. Their defense is the best in the country giving up on 9.4 points a game, me being a defensive guy it gets no better than that and they have playmakers on that side of the ball other than Manti Te’o. Brian Kelly has coached tremendously this season and has the Irish in line to possibly make an appearance in the National Title game for the first time since 1988, but more work to me has to be done. Offensively, this team has struggled in their last two games not putting up points but still putting away their opponents and getting the W. Saturday, the Irish will face by far their toughest task with a Sooners team that can score and can score with ease. Can Notre Dame hold their ground?
Oklahoma: You haven’t really too much about these guys this year but they’re still a good football team and eighth in the country nonetheless. Before the season started, Oklahoma was one of my five best teams entering the season with USC, Alabama, LSU and Georgia. All that has changed now. The Sooners just like their opponent upcoming in Notre Dame has a pretty good defense of their own and normally you don’t hear about defense in the Big 12 because that’s a conference especially known for explosive offense. Oklahoma’s defense has forced nine turnovers and has six sacks in their last three games. The key for them tonight will have to be to contain Golson who loves to make plays with his feet and move around, he’s a very athletic QB. Oklahoma has a chance to knock off a potential title contender and for them to make a run at a title game appearance, unbeaten teams will have to lose, they can start that quest by defeating an unbeaten tonight.
Prediction: For Notre Dame to remain perfect, they’ll need to score points and they’ve had difficulty doing so they past two weeks but they’re capable of scoring though please don’t get me wrong. This is a statement game for the Sooners and I like the Sooners to prevail and get a win tonight at home. Oklahoma 31 Notre Dame 21