Prognosticating: Notre Dame

By 11W Staff on September 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Contest yo

The Buckeyes don't have to be the only winner this weekend.

On Saturday, No. 6 Ohio State will travel to South Bend, Indiana, where it will face off against head coach Marcus Freeman, quarterback Sam Hartman and No. 9 Notre Dame at 7:30 p.m. The Buckeyes have dominated their all-time series with the Irish, winning five of seven matchups overall, including five consecutive wins in 1995, 1996, 2006 (Fiesta Bowl), 2016 (Fiesta Bowl) and 2022.

In honor of Ohio State's endless victories over Notre Dame, we want to pass on the Buckeyes' winning ways to one of our loyal readers. To do that, we are offering fans a chance to win a $75 gift card to the fabled Eleven Warriors Dry Goods Store. All you have to do is tell us the future!

Here's how to win:

Post your prediction to the following question in the comments section below. Yes, right here – not on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else you can respond to us. If Ohio State wins, we will notify the contestant with the correct prediction the Monday after the game. The winner will receive instructions on how to claim your prize. If you do not hear from us before the next week's game, please email

The rules:

  • Must be 18 years old or older.
  • One entry/comment per person.
  • Duplicate predictions are ineligible – first come, first serve.
  • The deadline for entries is kickoff.
  • Any comment edited after kickoff will be disqualified, regardless of the edit.
  • Ohio State must win the game for a giveaway to take place.

For complete contest rules, see here.

The Prediction

Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord started the 2023 season in competition with Devin Brown to become the Buckeyes' QB1.

The 6-foot-3, 216-pound signal-caller was inconsistent in Ohio State's season opener with Indiana, completing only 20 of 33 passes for 239 yards and one interception. The following week, the battle between McCord and Brown continued against Youngstown State. Still, McCord greatly improved, completing 14 of 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns – a performance that resulted in Ryan Day naming him the full-time starter ahead of Week 3. Against Western Kentucky, McCord completed 19 of 23 passes for 318 yards and three scores.

While McCord has undoubtedly bettered his play, the question remains: What kind of performance will he have in Ohio State's primetime matchup with Notre Dame?

Correctly predict Kyle McCord's passing yards on Saturday and win a $75 gift card from Eleven Warriors Dry Goods. As always, roll with the Price is Right rules – the prize will be awarded to the closest prediction without going over.

Good luck!

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