SOUTH BEND, IN.– The 3rd ranked Notre Dame will take on Wake Forest on Saturday and look to keep their streak alive. The Irish have won 6 straight, and do not want a possible letdown after all the national attention they are receiving.
The game on Saturday will feature two completely different teams. Wake Forest is more of a pass-first team, while Notre Dame uses a balanced attack. When comparing their offenses and defenses, the Irish blow away Wake Forest in nearly every possible way.
|Points Per Game||31.3||40.5|
|Points Allowed Per Game||21.3||16.1|
|Pass Yards Allowed||198.1||232.5|
|Rush Yards Allowed||183.8||116.6|
Notre Dame, of course, has a huge edge on the ground game because they have the possible Heisman candidate Josh Adams. Adams already has 1,169 yards and 9 touchdowns on the season. Wake Forest’s leading rusher, John Wolford, is no match with 341 yards. The scary thing for Wake Forest is that Wolford is their QB and leading rusher.
The only place where Wake Forest has any ground on Notre Dame is their passing game. Since they are a pass-first team they should be ranked higher. Additionally, their passing defense is better than Notre Dame’s but that’s not the Irish’s main attack.
The Irish come into Saturday fresh from another win over a Top-25 team. Wake Forest comes in losers in 3 of their last 5 games. Wake Forest is still 5-3, but more recently have struggled at times. Notre Dame should easily be able to beat up on Wake Forest, considering 4 of their 5 wins have come against small football programs.
Notre Dame just needs to take every game for granted and win one at a time. Kick-off is slated for 3:30 PM Eastern on Saturday. You can watch the game on NBC.