Fargo's CFB Saturday Star Attraction (+$16,330 L5+ Years)
2018-09-15 14:30:00

This is a play on the NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH for our CFB Star Attraction. Notre Dame is coming off a closer than expected win over Ball St. as it won by just eight points as a 34-point favorite. The Cardinals went 2-10 last season so the line was based on that but they were young and injuries took their toll and they are expected to be one of the most improved teams in the nation. But give credit to the Notre Dame defense as after giving up an 85-yard scoring drive on the Cardinals' first offensive possession, the Fighting Irish allowed only 36 total yards on the next 19 plays. It was the second close win against the Irish, the first coming against Michigan two weeks ago. This is a big game to remain undefeated as they travel to Wake Forest next week, which is a sneaky tough spot and then they have tough games at home against Stanford and at Virginia Tech. Vanderbilt is also off to a 2-0 start. The Commodores defeated Middle Tennessee St. by 28 points but outgained the Blue Raiders by just 53 yards and last week they took care of an overmatched Nevada team. Look across the internet and people are putting Notre Dame on upset alert but Vanderbilt is not a team that should be able to keep up here. The Commodores are picked to finish dead last in the SEC East by a lot of outlets as they have just 12 starters back. The effort for Notre Dame last week was not good and head coach Brian Kelly shouldered the blame for that and vowed to have his team better prepared this week. Vanderbilt has had its struggles on the road under head coach Derek Mason as it is 5-16 in 21 games. 9* (138) Notre Dame Fighting Irish