This article is another in a series of articles in which the Confidential opines regarding the over/under for football wins in 2015. We’ll take a cursory look at the schedule and determine what we think is the point where folks will struggle to select “over” or “under.” We hope people will share their comments as to “why” they are going over/under. If you disagree with our over/under choice, of course, feel free to let us know too. The next team up: Notre Dame. We are going with an over/under of 9.5 regular season wins.
- September 5 vs Texas
- September 12 @ Virginia
- September 19 vs Georgia Tech
- September 26 vs UMass
- October 3 @ Clemson
- October 10 vs Navy
- October 17 vs. Southern Cal
- October 31 @ Temple
- November 7 @ Pittsburgh
- November 14 vs Wake Forest
- November 21 @ Boston College (Fenway)
- November 28 @ Stanford
Likely losses: @ Clemson, @ Stanford
Likely wins: Texas, @ Virginia, UMass, Navy, @ Temple, Wake Forest
Summary: Notre Dame’s schedule is not TOO awful this year from a difficulty standpoint. Unlike the full-time ACC schools, Notre Dame has several winnable games OOC–UMass, Navy, Temple. Then, games against Wake Forest and @ Virginia look interesting. The opener against Texas should go the Irish’s way too. So that’s 6 wins. Can the Irish win 4 of the remaining 6? Probably. But note how the second half gets much tougher, with road trips to Temple, Pitt, BC, and Stanford. We see loses to Clemson, Stanford, and at least one other team… with one more game being the swing. The Confidential goes with an over-under of 9.5 wins.
What do you think? Over or under? Let us know.