Notre Dame-Oklahoma Preview Capsule

Associated Press Modified: October 25, 2012 at 9:03 am •  Published: October 25, 2012
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No. 5 Notre Dame (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma (5-1), 8 p.m. (ABC)

Line: Oklahoma by 10

Series Record: Notre Dame leads 8-1

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Notre Dame will attempt to get to 8-0 for the first time in 10 years and stay right in the thick of the national championship dialogue. The Sooners will try to stay on the fringes of the race and firm up their status as one of the top one-loss teams in the country.

KEY MATCHUP

Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o vs. Oklahoma FB Trey Millard. One of the tasks for perhaps the Sooners' most versatile player will be tracking down the Fighting Irish's Heisman Trophy candidate to block him on running plays, while Te'o could have to chase him around in the passing game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Notre Dame: RBs Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood. Riddick had a career-high 143 yards rushing and Wood contributed 114 as the Irish ran for 270 yards last week against BYU. Notre Dame has rushed for 796 yards in its last three games.



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