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Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Stanford Cardinal: Staff Picks

Trophies are real — especially this week.

Welcome to week 13 of the college football season. This week Notre Dame is back on the road to face the Stanford Cardinal for the Legends Trophy. It’s rivalry week all around college football, and as conference realignment takes more and more of these games away, I’m thankful for this final week of the regular season.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Notre Dame is a 26 point favorite over Stanford with an over/under of 51.

The full list of games for the staff to pick this week are:

Notre Dame Fighting Irish VS Stanford Cardinal
Oklahoma Sooners VS TCU Horned Frogs
Iowa Hawkeyes VS Nebraska Cornhuskers
Oregon Ducks VS Oregon State Beavers
Ohio State Buckeyes VS Michigan Wolverines
Kentucky Wildcats VS Louisville Cardinals
Washington Huskies VS Washington State Cougars
Florida State Seminoles VS Florida Gators
North Carolina Tar Heels VS NC State Wolfpack
Indiana Hoosiers VS Purdue Boilermakers
LSU Tigers VS Texas A&M Aggies

All of you can play along this week and for the rest of the season by dropping your picks in the comment section below.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.

It’s dawned on me that with there no longer being an Anti-Preview for me to give a printed prediction, and although we go to great lengths on the podcast to offer our predictions, I really need to start doing that here.

This game can go one of three ways. Notre Dame wins big, Notre Dame wins close, and Notre Dame loses close. They’re 26 point favorites for Touchdown Jesus’s sake. The Irish have been mostly pretty sketchy on the road this season on the offensive side of the ball, but Stanford’s defense is bad enough to cancel a lot of that out. Let’s go with Notre Dame wins big and makes as big of a statement as they possibly can against a 3 win team on the Pac-12 Network.

Irish 48, Stanford 10