No.6 Notre Dame and No.9 Stanford will face off on Saturday night in one of the biggest games of the 2015 college football season. One school will essentially be eliminated from postseason contention, while the other will be in a strong position to earn a College Football Playoff berth.
Stanford is a 3.5-point favorite at home, even though they opened up as two-point underdogs via vegasinsider.com. Notre Dame enters the contest at 10-1, while Stanford is 9-2.
Notre Dame News
It’s looking like the Fighting Irish will be without their top running back for Saturday’s game. C.J. Prosise is listed as doubtful with a high ankle sprain. Prosise has been the team’s top playmaker, totaling 1,032 yards on the ground and 308 receiving yards. If he can’t go, Josh Adams, who has 85 rushes for 589 yards, will be Notre Dame’s No.1 running back. Adams has rushed for over 140 yards in two of the team’s last three games.
With Notre Dame battling injuries all season long, Stanford might be the better team at this point. They’ve lost two games this season, but they have several impressive wins, which has kept them in the playoff hunt. Behind an impressive offensive line, the Cardinal has one of the top Heisman Trophy candidates in running back Christian McCaffrey, and Kevin Hogan is a potential NFL quarterback. Stanford has one of the nation’s best offenses, and they could have a big scoring day this weekend.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast nationally on FOX. A free live stream will be available online with FOX Sports Go.