3 reasons Notre Dame football will beat UNC in Week 9
Home field advantage
On Saturday night, the atmosphere inside Notre Dame Stadium was electric, and that was definitely a factor when it came to the outcome. With a lot on the line this weekend, as a second loss will be devastating to their bowl chances, you can expect the home fans to be rocking in this one.
Home-field advantage is a real thing when it comes to college football, and the Irish have been one of the best teams in the country at home for as long as I can remember. A rowdy crowd should be able to throw Sam Howell off of his game, leading to some possible turnovers and an eventual lopsided score.
The Notre Dame football program has been synonymous with producing elite offensive line talent, but they are also developing quite a pipeline at linebacker.
There is still a lot for this Irish team to play for this season, as an 11-1 record after losing so much talent to the NFL would be quite an accomplishment. The CFP is a long shot, but a New Years Six bowl game is not, and a win against a solid UNC team is going to go a long way in them possibly moving up in the rankings.