The #15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-2) finished at the top of the heap amongst Independents. The Liberty Flames were second with an 8-5 mark. The Iowa State Cyclones (7-5) finished third in the Big 12 with a 5-4 record. Three other teams were tied with the Cyclones. Those teams were #25 Oklahoma State, Kansas State, and Texas.
2019 Camping World Bowl Prediction – Regular Season
Our 2019 Camping World Bowl prediction observes that Iowa State went 4-2 in their first six games. The second half of the season, they recorded a 3-3 mark. Of the three top 25 teams they played last season, ISU was 1-2. In the second week of the season, the Cyclones lost to rival #19 Iowa 18-17. On November 9, the #9 Oklahoma Sooners nudged ISU 42-41. The next week, Iowa State beat #19 Texas 23-21. ISU finished the season with a loss to Kansas State 27-17.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Iowa State Cyclones – Stats
On offense, Notre Dame offers a balanced attack as they’re averaging 252.6 YPG in passing and 176.6 YPG in rushing. ISU leans on its air game more, as they’re putting up 318.8 air YPG and 140.3 ground YPG. On defense, The Irish are allowing total of 324.YPG with just 163.7 2 in the air. Of the 362.2 total YPG given up by ISU, 228.3 are in the air.
Notre Dame at Iowa State – Players
The Fighting Irish bring both a sound air and ground attack. Plus, they possess a fine defense that can keep the team in the game. ISU has a skilled quarterback and solid pass attack. Plus, their ground game is efficient. However, Iowa State’s their defense is worrisome.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Our 2019 Camping World Bowl prediction notes that Notre Dame brings some solid D stats to this game. The team has 30 sacks, 40 PD, and nine sacks. They’ve forced 18 fumbles and recovered 17. The defense also has one pick six. DB Kyle Hamilton comes with four picks and six PD. LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and DE Khalid Kareem each have 5.5 sacks.
Iowa State Cyclones
The Iowa State Cyclones come to this game with 27 sacks, 53 PD, and 10 FF. They have made only six picks. However, one of those interceptions went for a TD. LB O’Rien Vance leads the team with 6.5 sacks. DBs Greg Eisworth and Anthony Johnson each have 10 PD.
Five Keys to the Game
Our 2019 Camping World Bowl prediction offers the following keys to this game:
- Notre Dame tested by a tough season
- ISU struggled against better teams
- Passing percentage success rate goes to ISU QB
- Irish bring much better D than Cyclones
- Iowa State’s secondary worrisome
Our 2019 Camping World Bowl Prediction
Our 2019 Camping World Bowl prediction sees this game as coming down to a few factors. With two offenses that are fairly evenly matched, defense becomes very important. The Irish take the edge there. They are deeper and more accomplished on defense. Also, Notre Dame has done better against tough opponents. We like the Fighting Irish at -4.0. Despite ND’s stingy defense, we’re leaning toward the over. We expect these two teams to put up some points, ISU has too good of an offense not to make a game of this.