Fighting Irish Come Up Short In Valiant Effort Against Buckeyes

Ohio State scored two unanswered touchdowns in the second half Saturday night to defeat Notre Dame 21-10 in Columbus.

Going into the locker room at halftime, the prospects of a Notre Dame Fighting Irish upset of Ohio State at The Horseshoe seemed very promising. 

After an adrenaline-filled first half that saw both defenses shine and a missed field goal by Ohio State late in the second quarter, Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman led his team to a 10-7 halftime lead.

But midway through the third quarter, the (#2) Buckeyes began running their no-huddle offense and finally went ahead for good late in the 3rd when quarterback C.J. Stroud connected on a 24-yard TD pass to red-shirted señior Xavier Johnson.

Ohio State was able to continue its sustained, no-huddle drives in the 4th Quarter while Notre Dame struggled to get any momentum going as a result of the Buckeyes’ defensive pressure.

In the end, Saturday night turned out to be a valiant effort by the (#5) Fighting Irish in a near-capacity crowd that included NBA superstar LeBron James, NFL running back Ezekiel Elliott, and other famous athletic personalities. 

Indiana online sports bettors in the legal Hoosier State marketplace who wagered on the Fighting Irish to cover their 17.5 underdog status were able to pick up a win on Saturday night despite the 21-10 final score in favor of the Buckeyes – with the “Under” easily declared a win compared to the approximate line of 59 total points. . 

The Fighting Irish are now 0-1 to start the season and could find themselves in need of “winning out” for the rest of the year in order to entertain any national title hopes. 

Notre Dame plays its first game at home this coming Saturday afternoon (September 10th) against the Marshall Thundering Herd out of Huntington, West Virginia. On September 17th, the Fighting Irish will host the California Golden Bears before heading to Raleigh to play against North Carolina on September 24th. 

The Notre Dame football team has three remaining games this year against teams that were ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll in the preseason: an October 8th matchup against (#25) BYU, a home game against the (#4) Clemson Tigers on November 5th, and an “away” game at (#14) USC to end the regular season on November 26th.

Betting lines for the Marshall at Notre Dame game this Saturday will be available on legal Indiana sportsbook apps starting early this week, where the Fighting Irish are expected to open as heavy favorites in spite of their first game defeat to Ohio State.

Purdue Loses To Penn State In Heartbreaker

The action was intense this past Thursday in West Lafayette as the Purdue Boilermakers attempted to beat the Nittany Lions of Penn State at Ross-Ade Stadium. 

Fifth-year safety Chris Jefferson executed a 73-yard “pick six” with just 8:29 remaining in the ball game to put the Boilermakers on top 31-28. However, Penn State completed a 10-yard TD pass with just under a minute left to give the Nittany Lions the 35-31 victory.

In other NCAA Division I college football action, the Ball State Cardinals were blown out by the heavily favored Tennessee Volunteers by a score of 59-10.

Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the UNC Tar Heels and Mountaineers survived a wild game against Appalachian State that boasted a total of 124 put up by both teams combined. With 9 seconds remaining the regulation, the University of North Carolina held off a 2-pt attempt to ultimately win the game 63-61.

Indianapolis Colts Vs. Houston Texans This Sunday

The 2022-23 Indianapolis Colts will open their NFL regular season this Sunday afternoon in Houston against the AFC South division rival Texans.

As of early this week, the Colts are 8.5 favorites to win according to the line set by FanDuel Sportsbook Indiana, The “Over/Under” totals line for the game is right around 45.5 points so far, but could move either way as the week progresses leading up to Sunday.

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