Even Lou Holtz is picking against Notre Dame vs. Ohio State

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“What tho the odds be great or small old Notre Dame will win overall” is how the Notre Dame fight song goes, and those words will have to be believed by the 2022 Fighting Irish football team as they go into No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night.

Plenty of experts have already weighed in with their picks for the season-opener, and we have not yet found anyone picking Notre Dame straight up.

When you hear Lou Holtz is making a prediction involving a Notre Dame game you figure that’s a safe bet for one person to pick the Irish, but even Holtz is picking the Buckeyes to prevail as he previewed the game on “The Crowd’s Line” along with his sidekick Mark May.

“But Ohio State has a great offensive line, they have great talent on defense. I think if Notre Dame can win this football game, what they’re going to have to manhandle Ohio State physically up front. If they go into that game with the attitude that we’re going outhit them, we’re going to be tougher than them up front, then Notre Dame is capable of winning the game,” Holtz said.

“I think it will be very, very close but I look for Ohio State to prevail by a score of 27-24.”

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Mark May also picked Ohio State, but he has the Buckeyes winning 48-20. Kristian Dyer of Rutgers Wire went a bit deeper into watching and reacting to the segment, so be sure to check that out.

I never thought I’d see the day Holtz picked against the Irish (unless his son was coaching against them) but here we are. Hopefully Marcus Freeman’s first team can go out and shock the world, including Holtz, Saturday night.

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Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire