Pick o' the Irish: Week 9 vs. Tulsa

Navy confounded Notre Dame and my picks streak yet again. Darn those Midshipmen.

You get what you deserve, as Brian Kelly said. Let's see if I deserve to get back on track this week:

Notre Dame 41, Tulsa 28: You get into a game with Tulsa, and you know the scoreboard operator will be busy. The Golden Hurricane are dangerous because they can score points -- they're averaging 38.4 points per game, which is 13th best in the FBS. But this is the same team that gave up 51 to East Carolina and 65 to Oklahoma State -- in regulation, mind you. I see this as the game the Notre Dame offense breaks out, even if Michael Floyd isn't 100 percent.

Tulsa can play and has a puncher's chance in South Bend because of its offense. But if the Irish can't beat a middling Conference USA team at home, they might as well cancel the rest of the season.

Last week: Incorrect pick

Season record: 5-3