Coming off their bye week, the Notre Dame football team will play host to the USC Trojans in a rivalry game inside Notre Dame Stadium.
The 2021 college football season has been an interesting one for this Notre Dame football team, who have gotten out to a 5-1 record despite all of their issues. They have had a revolving door at quarterback, the offensive line has been an issue, and there have been times where it has looked like they are not even good enough to beat Toledo.
However, 5-1 is 5-1, and with teams ranked in the top-10 losing every weekend, there is still hope for a successful season for the Irish. Coming out of their bye week, they will play host to rival USC, who is also coming off their bye week, so both teams have had a few weeks to prepare for this one.
Notre Dame football does have the luxury of playing at home, and nobody on their schedule is ranked going forward, so now is the time to start stacking wins and hope that other teams ahead of them in the latest AP Poll continue to lose.
Notre Dame football vs USC Odds Week 8
The Week 8 betting odds on WynnBET have the Irish as big favorites in this one, as they are giving 6.5 points to the Trojans. The over/under is set at 58 points, which is a big number, and the Moneyline has them at -260. That is huge odds, so obviously, Vegas believes that Notre Dame should win this one going away.
Notre Dame football vs USC Prediction Week 8
Their last time out, the Irish needed to come back on the road against the Virginia Tech Hokies, a team that looked horrible in their loss this past weekend. Still, we saw some good things from the offensive line, Kyren Williams ran the ball better, and Jack Coan came back in after being benched to be the hero for this Notre Dame football team.
I believe that with an extra week to prepare, and the improvements along the offensive line, this Irish team has more talent than USC and should win at home. USC is a team that is very up and down, and have already fired their head coach this season, but that should do nothing to shake the luster of this rivalry.
In the end, playing at home in primetime, the Irish come away with win No. 6, beating the Trojans by the score of 31-24.