Matchups

Key Matchups in Notre Dame’s Yearly Showdown with USC

After coasting to an easy 52-0 rout of Bowling Green to improve their season record to 4-1, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will face a stiffer challenge as they stay ...

Matchups to Watch As Notre Dame Hopes to Boat Race Bowling Green

After two stiff challenges in a row, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish now face what should be a breather for the next date on the 2019 schedule. They host the ...

Matchups Notre Dame Has to Win To Get Back on Track vs. Virginia

Another first for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish arrives on Saturday afternoon when they welcome the Virginia Cavaliers to the Golden Dome for the first time ever. These two teams ...
Drew White Notre Dame LB

Matchups Notre Dame Needs to Win to Beat Georgia

The 2019 Notre Dame football season has thus far seen the Irish face a pair of weak opponents, picking up two victories amid some early concerns in the process. That ...

Key Matchups for Notre Dame in Week 2 vs. New Mexico

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish get the home portion of their 2019 schedule underway with a game that really shouldn’t be much of a challenge with their opponent being the ...

Key Matchups in Notre Dame’s ’19 Opener vs. Louisville

The 2019 Notre Dame football schedule gets underway on Monday night when the Fighting Irish break new ground by making their first-ever road trip to face the Louisville Cardinals. This ...

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 ...
Notre Dame LB Tevon Coney

5 Key Matchups for Notre Dame vs. USC with Playoffs on the Line

One game remains on Notre Dame’s regular season schedule, with those pivotal 60 minutes helping to determine if the Fighting Irish will be in contention for a national title or ...
Notre Dame will need it's defensive line to make Eric Dungey feel uncomfortable this weekend.

5 Key Matchups in Notre Dame’s Showdown with Syracuse

Currently ranked third and needing two more victories to clinch a spot in the college football playoffs, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to the new Yankee Stadium to take ...
Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams

5 Key Matchups for Notre Dame vs. Florida State on Senior Day

Having navigated their way through nine wins to start the 2018 season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish need three more victories to solidify a spot in the college football playoffs. ...
Robert Hainsey (72) and the rest of the Irish OL have a tough matchup this weekend.

5 Key Matchups for Notre Dame vs. Northwestern ’18

Maintaining a spotless mark two-thirds of the way into the 2018 college football season, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face an interesting clash on Saturday. For the first time since ...

Key Matchups for Notre Dame vs. Navy & Their Option Attack

Without even lifting a finger last weekend, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were able to move up one spot in the AP rankings and are now situated in the third ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book

6 Key Matchups for Notre Dame to Stay Unbeaten vs. Pitt

Continuing their methodical move upward, the fifth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish enter this week’s home clash against the Pittsburgh Panthers with a still-spotless 6-0 mark. The Irish began the season ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book

Notre Dame v. Virginia Tech: Key Matchups for the Battle in Blacksburg

Two teams coming off emotional wins will face off under the lights on Saturday night when the sixth-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Blacksburg for the first time ever ...
Notre Dame CB Julian Love vs. Stanford in 2017

Key Matchups in Notre Dame – Stanford Top 10 Showdown

Injecting some new blood behind center generated a strong boost for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in their 56-27 pasting of Wake Forest last Saturday. While that might have offered ...