College Football Betting: MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN at NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (9/26)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL — September 26

UMASS at NOTRE DAME
(America’s Bookie Line: Notre Dame -28, Total 67) — We greatly respect Notre Dame’s defense, but it is not easy to lose your top running back and starting quarterback and turn in a top effort week after week. This just happens to be one of those “sandwich” situations for the Irish, as they beat Georgia Tech last week and have Clemson upcoming. UMass proved its mettle last week by taking Temple to the wire despite no running game to speak of, and we know that Blake Frohnapfel, under the tutelage of a creative offensive mind like Mark Whipple, is fully capable of opening the “back door.” Notre Dame may be “safety-first” with its personnel, considering ail the injury attrition it has suffered so far.

PLAY BY JAY: UMASS +28 **

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)