Lee Corso’s College GameDay headgear pick: Notre Dame vs. Miami

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Lee Corso made his College GameDay headgear selection this morning. Did he take No. 3 Notre Dame or the seventh-ranked Miami Hurricanes?

We are nearly 30 years removed from the Catholics vs. Convicts game. However, it certainly doesn’t feel that way. With both of these teams in the Top 10 again all of a sudden this feels like a real rivalry for the first time in a long time. The Miami students and fans showed out for the first College GameDay hosted on campus in Coral Gables. Will Lee Corso be seduced by the roaring crowd and shiny Turnover Chain?

Corso is 7-3 on the season selecting headgear. He ran up a five-game winning streak until it was finally snapped last week with his Oklahoma State pick. Baker Mayfield has now dealt Corso two of his three losses and will most likely be the man who makes his Heisman pick, Mason Rudolph, erroneous as well.

This is the seventh time Miami has hosted College GameDay. They boast a 5-1 record in such games. The Hurricanes’ lone loss came in the last game they hosted in 2006 – a 13-10 loss to Florida State. When they are playing a Top 3 team they are a perfect 3-0. Corso is 2-1 when he puts on the Sebastian the Ibis head and 0-2 when he picks against them.

Notre Dame is Corso’s second favorite team to pick. He has picked them 14 times and the Fighting Irish have rewarded him more often than not. Corso has a 9-5 record after dressing up as the Notre Dame Leprechaun.

Alex Rodriguez was the celebrity guest picker this week. The Miami baseball field is named after him because he donated nearly $4 Million to renovate it.

Let’s go to the pick:

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No. 3 Notre Dame (8-1) is a 3.5 point favorite over No. 7 Miami (8-0). This game will come down entirely to the Fighting Irish offensive line against the Hurricanes’ defensive line. Notre Dame has bullied teams to become the fifth-best rushing offense in the country at 324.8 yards per game. Miami is 11th in the ACC in rushing defense (170.0 yards per game), but their front seven is still regarded as one of the best in the country.

Will Notre Dame end Miami’s FBS-leading 13-game winning streak like Corso thinks?