3
3 Notre Dame
(12-0) Fighting Irish
vs.
30
Clemson 2
Tigers (13-0)
  • Date: 2018-12-29 at 4:00pm ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Location: Arlington, TX, TX (AT&T Stadium)
Notre Dame WR Miles Boykin in the 2018 Cotton Bowl

5 Things I Didn’t Like in Notre Dame’s Cotton Bowl Loss to Clemson

Where to being on this one.  I thought the 5 things I liked column for this game was tough.  This one turned out to be even tougher just because there was so much that went wrong for Notre Dame that ...
Chase Claypool recovers a fumble that the replay booth later controversarily overturned.

Beyond the Boxscore: Notre Dame Unravels in the Cotton Bowl

What turned out to be the final game on the Notre Dame football schedule for 2018 began in promising fashion, but soon disintegrated into a 30-3 defeat to the Clemson Tigers in the Cotton Bowl. The defeat marked the first ...
Notre Dame DE Ade Ogundeji

5 Things I Liked: Notre Dame v. Clemson ’18

This one was a tough one to write.  Every week I write about 5 things I liked and didn’t like from that week’s game in separate columns.  Today it was tough to find five things I liked in Notre Dame’s ...

Brian Kelly Can’t Solve The Notre Dame Post-Season Riddle

Disappointment. That’s what it is more than anything else. Notre Dame entered the Cotton Bowl as 13 point underdogs, so going in the idea of losing isn’t exactly farfetched. But, if you’ve watched them all year, as most of us have, ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book sacked one of six times by Clemson.

Notre Dame Post Game 6-Pack: Irish Collapse in Cotton Bowl

Hello darkness, my old friend.  After hearing about how Notre Dame was going to get rolled by Clemson in the playoffs and trying to figure out how the Irish were going to shock the world, the Irish fell apart on ...

Notre Dame – Clemson Game Day Storylines: Playoffs Edition

The long wait for playoff football is almost over!  After a month of no Fighting Irish football to watch, Notre Dame is back in action today in the Cotton Bowl against Clemson in the College Football Playoffs.  To get you ...
Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams

One Last Notre Dame Hype Video for Today’s Cotton Bowl

Game day is finally, finally upon us.  In a few short hours the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame will dance with the Clemson Tigers in Jerry World and the month of speculation about how “much better Clemson is” will finally ...

Frankie V’s Prediction: Notre Dame v. Clemson Playoff Showdown

The long wait is finally almost over.  In a little over 24 hours Notre Dame and Clemson will kickoff in the Cotton Bowl and the College Football Playoffs will officially be upon us.  Notre Dame is currently sitting as a ...
Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams in action vs. Stanford

Dexter Williams Talks “Fast Field” for Cotton Bowl, Past Mistakes

Dexter Williams talked about a few topics on Thursday during Media Day at the Cotton Bowl, but a couple that were particularly interesting to me were the fast field the team has experienced and his personal comeback story from his ...
Notre Dame RB Jafar Armstrong

Jafar Armstrong Can Be An X-Factor for Notre Dame in Cotton Bowl

The month off between playing USC and Clemson might not do anyone on the Notre Dame offense more good than converted running back Jafar Armstrong.  Thrust into the starting lineup after transitioning from receiver in the spring due to the ...

Apparently Clemson Fans Are Not Interested in the Cotton Bowl

Notre Dame fans have unfortunately experienced a couple home games in recent years where too many of the bad guys found their way into the stadium.  Last year’s Georgia game in which UGA fans filled Notre Dame Stadium with a ...

Notre Dame Coordinators Lea And Long Ready To Seize Their Playoff Moment

The favorite sports pundit thing to do when talking about Notre Dame on the big stage is to the reference the 2013 Orange Bowl against Alabama. It’s the only thing that informs their thinking about what might happen December 29th ...

5 Stats That Explain Why Clemson is in the College Football Playoffs

The most impressive number for the Clemson Tigers over the past four seasons is 53, which astoundingly represents the number of victories the school has won on the football field. That’s compared to just four losses during that span, none ...

5 Key Matchups in Notre Dame’s Playoff Showdown with Clemson

The top goal at the start of the 2018 Notre Dame football season was to compete in the College Football Playoff. That’s been accomplished by reaching the Cotton Bowl, though it only marks the first phase of the competition. The winner ...

5 Stats That Explain Why Notre Dame is in the College Football Playoffs

When looking back on this year’s Notre Dame football schedule, there are certain numbers that seem to garner just a bit more attention from the more tuned-in Irish fan. Some of these numbers may be more prominent than others, though ...