Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Odds, Game Schedule, Expert Picks (July 2024)

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Ohio State running back runs against Notre Dame

Key Takeaways:

  • Ohio State beat Notre Dame 17-14 on Saturday, Sept. 23, winning the last six straight meetings.
  • The Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish do not have another scheduled game in 2023 or beyond unless they play in the College Football Playoff.
  • The Buckeyes had a 75.3% chance to beat Notre Dame on Sept. 23, and they did so on a last-second run.

The 2023 Notre Dame vs. Ohio State matchup was in South Bend, Indiana for the first time in more than two decades, but that didn't help dictate the outcome as the Buckeyes still came out on top over the Fighting Irish. This was among the most anticipated college football matchups of the season.

July 2024 Ohio State vs Notre Dame Spread

The Ohio State vs. Notre Dame odds closed with the Buckeyes as 3-point favorites. That ended up being a push for both squads as Ohio State won 17-14.

🏈 Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Final ScoreOhio State wins 17-14
💵 Did Ohio State cover the spread?No
📅 Next Notre Dame vs. Ohio State GameNone scheduled

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How to Watch Notre Dame vs Ohio State Game

The Ohio State vs. Notre Dame game in September 2023 was featured on NBC and will likely be a primetime matchup the next time these two competitive programs take the field.

Latest OSU vs. ND Updates

  • 📆 Sept. 23, 2023: Ohio State beat Notre Dame 17-14 on last-second play, continuing a now six-game series win streak.
  • 📆 Aug. 26, 2023: Notre Dame thrashes Navy in season opener 42-3, covering as a 20.5-point favorite.
  • 📆 June 1, 2023: ESPN lists Ohio State as preseason No. 1 in ESPN's FPI.
  • 📆 June 2023: DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio lists Ohio State QB Kyle McCord at +2200 to win the Heisman Trophy, which is good for the 10th-best odds in the country.
  • 📆 April 27, 2023: C.J. Stroud is taken by the Texans with the No. 2 overall pick
  • 📆 Jan. 13, 2023: Defensive end Javontae Jean-Baptiste transfers from Ohio State to Notre Dame.
  • 📆 Jan. 5, 2023: Wake Forest starting quarterback Sam Hartman announces he will transfer to Notre Dame.
  • 📆 Sept. 3, 2022: Marcus Freeman opens the season and his coaching career with Notre Dame with 21-10 loss to Ohio State.

Ohio State and Notre Dame Rankings

Notre Dame entered the matchup as the No. 9-ranked team in the nation per the AP Poll. The Buckeyes ranked fourth with the Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan Wolverines and Alabama Crimson Tide as the top three teams, respectively.

To start the season, in the CBS Sports preseason rankings, Notre Dame ranked 15th and Ohio State was third. Both programs are set up for long-term success as high-profile schools that should be able to recruit elite talent.

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Ohio State Coaches and Top Team Players

Ryan Day entered 2023 as his sixth season as the Buckeyes head coach, taking over after a seven-year campaign by Urban Meyer. Day has finished the last two seasons 11-2, losing to UGA in the Peach Bowl, which is the College Football Playoff semifinal, last season. The Buckeyes and Day promoted Brian Hartline to offensive coordinator from wide receivers coach this season. Jim Knowles, who will need to earn back the trust of fans after allowing 45 points to Michigan last season, will be the team's defensive coordinator. The Buckeyes are +900 to win the National Championship, tied for the fifth-best odds in the country.

The most interesting aspect of this team is its offense. Kyle McCord, who started one game with C.J. Stroud out in 2021, is the starter, but he had just six touchdowns through the team's first four games. The team returned its top four receiving weapons, but none are more potent than Marvin Harrison Jr., who ended last season with 1,263 receiving yards. Right now, BetMGM has the Marvin Harrison Jr. Heisman odds at +6600 to win. Defensively, the Buckeyes returned both starting safeties and linebackers.

Notre Dame Coaches and Top Team Players

The Fighting Irish were led by coach Marcus Freeman, who is in his second season with the program. He lost his first two games last season but ended the season on a strong note. Notre Dame finished 9-4 and 18th in the AP poll. Notre Dame is +4000 to win the championship coming into its Week 6 matchup with Louisville.

The additions to the Fighting Irish defense were notable. They have nine starters that have been with the program and then added two graduate transfers, defensive end Jean-Baptiste and nickel corner Thomas Harper. Sam Hartman, who was a standout at Wake Forest, started at quarterback and threw for 175 yards and a touchdown. Hartman has thrown for 38+ touchdowns the last two seasons. He threw for 251 yards and four touchdowns in the Fighting Irish's season-opening win over Navy.

Where to Bet on Notre Dame vs. OSU

A spread existed at several legal Ohio betting apps and will again if the two teams play each other in the future.

The odds do vary, so depending on which side you bet, ensure you get the best value. For reference, Notre Dame was +3.5 at FanDuel, yet +3 at BetMGM Ohio. Sign up to a few sites to get the best overall experience.

Popular Bets for Notre Dame vs Ohio State Game

  • Moneyline The Buckeyes opened as a touchdown favorite but closed as a 3-point favorite, which pushed in the 17-14 Ohio State victory. The moneyline was -310, which hit for the favorite, just barely.
  • Props Prop bets likely weren't the smart play in this game as it was far slower than expected and the quarterbacks never really got going. Harrison Jr. ended with just 32 receiving yards.
  • Totals The over/under totals ended at 55.5, but despite the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Ohio State Buckeyes both have dynamic offenses, the Over never stood a chance. It was 3-0 going into the half and 10-7 going into the final period. Ohio State's McCord didn't have a passing touchdown.
  • Futures There are a plethora of future bets one can make on either the Notre Dame Fighting Irish or Ohio State Buckeyes. You can still make those bets now. Ohio State is +900 to win the championship with Notre Dame at +4000. Caleb Williams, the USC quarterback, is a strong Heisman favorite, but Hartman does sit on the board at +3000, tied for the seventh-best odds.
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2023-24 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Result

This was a tougher game for the Buckeyes than many expected, and we noted such in our prediction. McCord had struggled coming into this battle, and he didn't look comfortable for most of the game. Notre Dame had the poise, experience, pressure and patience to cause trouble for the Buckeyes, and they did just that.

It was RB TreVeyon Henderson that really showed out, ending the game with 104 rushing yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. He was the Buckeyes' savior in their first top-10 matchup of the season. Before the game, we noted to expect a 1-7-point loss for Notre Dame, which ultimately came to fruition.

A History of the Notre Dame vs. Ohio State Rivalry

The Ohio State Buckeyes hold a 6-2 series record over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The largest margin of victory between the two programs is 19 and came in a 45-26 win for the Buckeyes in 1995. Both of Notre Dame's victories came in the 1930s.

The Buckeyes have won the last six matches, two of which were in the 1990s, by double figures. The Buckeyes have won double-digit games in every season since 2011, except for the COVID-19-shortened season.

Top Games Between Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Sept. 3, 2022

This was a top-five matchup, with Notre Dame No. 5 and Ohio State No. 2. The Fighting Irish took a 10-7 lead into the half yet were outscored 14-0 in the second half and lost 21-10. Notre Dame's defense was electric, but QB Tyler Buchner finished with just 177 yards and no touchdowns.

Jan. 1, 2016

The Buckeyes beat the Fighting Irish 44-28. Ohio State, behind the likes of NFL players Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Thomas, throttled Notre Dame. Elliott ran for 149 yards and four touchdowns. J.T. Barrett chipped in 96 yards on the ground and 211 through the air. Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer finished with 3 total touchdowns and 284 passing yards.

Jan. 2, 2006

The Buckeyes beat the Fighting Irish 34-20 in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Ohio State had Troy Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2006, captaining the ship. He ended with 342 passing yards and two touchdowns. Running back Antonio Pittman chipped in 136 yards on the group. Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn threw for 286 yards.

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Ohio State vs. Notre Dame Accomplishments (prior to 2023 season)

AchievementOhio StateNotre DameTotal
National Titles8 (1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002, 2014)11 (1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988)19
CFP Appearances5 (2014, 2016, 2019-20, 2022)2 (2018, 2021)7
Bowl Appearances55 (27-28)41 (20-21)96
Rose Bowl Appearances16 (9-7)2 (1-1)18
Rose Bowl Wins9110
Big Ten Divisional Titles6 (2013-14, 2017-20)N/AN/A
Big Ten Titles40 (24 outright)N/AN/A
Heisman Trophies7 (Les Horvath 1944, Vic Janowicz 1950, Howard Cassady 1955, Archie Griffin 1974-75, Eddie George 1995, Troy Smith 2006)7 (Angelo Bertelli 1943, Johnny Lujack 1947, Leon Hart 1949, Johnny Lattner 1953, Paul Hornug 1956, John Huarte 1964, Tim Brown 1987)14
All-Time Win Percentage953-331-53 (.733)929-334-42 (.728)1,882-665-95 (.730)

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