College GameDay’s panel took a moment to analyze Notre Dame-Stanford and make picks in the middle of the show on Saturday morning.

All 4 analysts — Desmond Howard, Pat McAfee, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit — picked Notre Dame to beat the Cardinal.

“I like Notre Dame’s offense now, I like the way the quarterback is playing,” Howard said. “I think they have an identity. I’m going with Notre Dame.”

Quarterback Drew Pyne has been much improved over the last couple weeks and has led the Fighting Irish to 3 straight wins. He’s also on pace to set single-season program records in completion percentage and passer efficiency rating.

Herbstreit largely agreed with Howard’s assessment.

“Drew Pyne all of the sudden has given Notre Dame this offense, as Des said, an identity and some confidence,” Herbstreit added. “He’s playing with some energy they did not have until he got inserted into the lineup.”

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.