There’s one 2-0 team coming into this matchup, and it’s not Notre Dame. Cal has already defeated UC Davis and UNLV, and while the Irish would usually be labeled as being on a totally different level, the world seems turned upside down this year.
After shockingly dropping their home opener to the Marshall Thundering Herd yesterday, Notre Dame is 0-2, and new head coach Marcus Freeman is still searching for that first win. For a team used to winning those types of games, they’re looking at a total rebuild. Starting QB Tyler Buchner was injured against Marshall, though it’s unclear how long he is expected to be out.
California vs. Notre Dame opening odds
Spread: Notre Dame -12.5
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