Notre Dame v. Duke ’16: Gameday FAQ

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Notre Dame returns to action this weekend following their second loss of the young season.  Notre Dame will look to rebound and get back to .500 as they play three straight “easier” games.  Here’s all the logistics for today’s contest.

Who does Notre Dame play today?

Notre Dame is playing Duke today at Notre Dame Stadium.  The Blue Devils enter this game with an identical 1-2 record as the Irish following losses to Wake Forest and Northwestern.

For more background on Duke:

Who is starting at quarterback in the Notre Dame game today?

Deshone Kizer will start again at quarterback for Notre Dame this weekend.  Kizer nearly rallied Notre Dame from a 29 point deficit last week against Michigan State and is still on the fringe of Heisman contention after accounting for 13 touchdowns through three games this season.  Kizer should be able to add to that total tonight.

Where is the Notre Dame game today being played?

The Irish and Blue Devils will be playing in Notre Dame Stadium for Notre Dame’s third home game of the season and its third straight home game.  The game marks the 252md consecutive sellout of Notre Dame Stadium.  Notre Dame was undefeated at home in 2015 but already has a loss on the season after last week’s 28-36 loss to Michigan State.

What time is the Notre Dame game today?

Today’s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET / 12:30 PM ET as with all normal Notre Dame home game start times.  This will only be the second time this season that Notre Dame is not playing in primetime.  Those driving home from the home game and those hoping to get to bed early this evening will be saved from another late ending.

What channel is the Notre Dame game on today?

Today’s game will be broadcast nationally on NBC just as every Notre Dame home is.  NBC will have Mike Tirico in the booth doing play by play once again with Dan Hicks on assignment.  .  Former Michigan alum Dhani Jones will be joining the pre and post game shows for NBC as well.

Is today’s Notre Dame game available for online streaming?

Yes, the game is available on the NBC Live website – http://www.nbcsports.com/live as well as on the NBC Sports Apps for both iPhone and Android users – http://www.nbcsports.com/sports-mobile

What is the weather forecast for today’s game?

UPDATE: The forecast has taken a turn for the better for the second week in a row on gameday.  As of last night there was a 50% chance of thunderstorms but as of this afternoon conditions look great for tonight.  There is still a slight chance of rain tonight but at 15% it should be a dry tailgate and a dry game.  That bodes well for the Irish and bad the livers of Irish fans.

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Who is favored in today’s Notre Dame game?

Notre Dame opened as a more than three touchdown favorite even with a 1-2 record and saw the line drop to -19 at one point before rebounding to -20.5 this week.  Early money was on the Dukies but the late money came in on Notre Dame so something things that the Irish will cover.  So far this season, the way the line has trended close to kickoff has been indicative of the outcome.

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117 comments

  1. SteelFanRob 3 years ago

    C-Dog,

    I would love David Shaw. Stanford somehow is able to recruit rocket scientists who can also actually play football.

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  2. C-Dog 3 years ago

    The whole school has become soft. And that affects the team. How does Stanford put mechanical engineers on the offensive line and research scientists at receiver? No one is talking about their academic standards being on the way of success.
    The next coach has to reject the hype and the glitz and the marketing of Jesus for donations and get down to things like leadership and character brains and hard work.

    I respect David Shaw. Did anyone listen to the interview after their game? ND needs a coach like him.

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  3. SteelFanRob 3 years ago

    George, BB, will say he only accused me of gloating over ND’s failures. Because, you see, he’s so much smarter, wittier, better writer, more knowledgable, etc.

    Funny, though, how you picked up on the fact that he was indirectly also accusing everyone else on here who are in agreement about BK’s team.

    It seems that BB is the only one on here who can be critical but not emotional. He probably puts on Vulcan Dr. Spock ears while watching the games!

    I know that he’s so humble that he actually said he personally increased my football acumen with his replies to me. After all, calling me a cunt all of a sudden taught me all I need to know about zone defenses!

    Utterly delusional character!

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  4. George 3 years ago

    BB accused us of deriving great pleasure from getting embarrassed by Duke. However I cannot even comprehend such an assertion.

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  5. SteelFanRob 3 years ago

    Plus, Burgy, don’t forget that I have to personally thank BB for increasing my football knowledge and enjoyment of watching ND games. After all, he’s more intelligent, wittier, etc. than me and apparently the so many others on here who agree with me.

    Go Irish!

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  6. SteelFanRob 3 years ago

    Hey, don’t forget me, Burgy, I did my share as well! 😉

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  7. Ron Burgundy 3 years ago

    Looks like we are going to fall short of the comment record. Good effort fellas. Big shout out to whiskey breath for stepping up.

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  8. BRUCE JOHNSON 3 years ago

    “My basic principle is that you don’t make decisions because they are easy; you don’t make them because they are cheap; you don’t make them because they’re popular; you make them because they’re right.”

    FATHER TED

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