ESPN's SP+ predicts final score in Notre Dame-UNLV game
Notre Dame is facing a must-win game against UNLV at home on Saturday afternoon.
The Fighting Irish have already lost twice this season at Notre Dame Stadium, and a loss to the Rebels this week would put their bowl hopes in serious jeopardy.
Notre Dame is a heavy favorite over UNLV this week, as the Rebels are coming off of a 42-7 loss to Air Force in Week 7.
ESPN’s SP+ is projecting Notre Dame to win by the final score of 37-15. That would be Notre Dame’s second-highest scoring out-put of the season. The Irish have only broken 30 points once — in its 45-32 win over North Carolina on Sept. 24.
🌞😎 WEEK 8 SP+ PICKS 💰🤑
Oregon 34, UCLA 32
Clemson 31, Syracuse 22
Texas 31, OSU 29
Bama 36, Miss St 21
TCU 31, KSU 27
Ole Miss 31, LSU 25
Ohio St 35, Iowa 13
Cincy 33, SMU 27
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 17, 2022
This is set to be the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and UNLV on the gridiron. The Rebels are 4-3 this season and are hoping to move toward bowl eligibility with another win.
However, UNLV has struggled mightily in recent weeks. The Rebels have been out-scored 82-14 by Air Force and San Jose State during the month of October.
Notre Dame will be looking to get back in the win column after its 16-14 loss to Stanford last weekend. Prior to that defeat, Notre Dame had won three straight games.
Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. ET on Peacock.