2016 Notre Dame Football Schedule

Notre Dame’s Team 128 kicks off the 2016 football season September 4 with a prime time showdown in Austin against Texas. The 2016 Notre Dame football schedule features some very familiar foes such as Stanford and Navy, some foes the Irish haven’t seen in a few years such as Michigan State, and some opponents the Irish have never faced like Virginia Tech.

Date Opponent Time/TVTickets/Results
9/4/2016Texas@ Texas Longhorns
Darrell K Royal - TX Mem. Stadium / Austin, TX
7:30 PM ET / ABCL, 47-50 (2OT)
9/10/2016Nevadavs. Nevada Wolfpack
Notre Dame Stadium / Notre Dame, IN
3:30 PM ET / NBCW, 39-10
9/17/2016Michigan_Stvs. Michigan St. Spartans
Notre Dame Stadium / Notre Dame, IN
7:30 PM ET / NBCL, 28-36
9/24/2016Duke_Bvs. Duke Blue Devils
Notre Dame Stadium / Notre Dame, IN
3:30 PM ET / NBCL, 35-38
10/1/2016Syracuse_E@ Syracuse Orange
Met Life Stadium / East Rutherford, NJ
12:00 PM ET / ESPNW, 50-33
10/8/2016North_Carolina_St_OLD2@ NC State Wolfpack
Carter / Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
12:00 PM ET / ABCL, 10-3
10/15/2016Stanford_Cvs. Stanford Cardinal
Notre Dame Stadium / Notre Dame, IN
7:30 PM ET / NBCL, 17-10
10/29/2016Miami_FLvs. Miami Hurricanes
Notre Dame Stadium / Notre Dame, IN
3:30 PM ET / NBCW, 30-27
11/5/2016Navy@ Navy Midshipmen
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
11:30 AM ET / CBSL, 28-27
11/12/2016Armyvs. Army Black Knights
Alamo Dome / San Antonio, TX
3:30 PM ET / NBCW, 44-6
11/19/2016Virginia_Tech_Tvs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Notre Dame Stadium / Notre Dame, IN
3:30 PM ET / NBC
11/26/2016Southern_California@ USC Trojans
Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA

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  1. Bill 1 year ago

    Notre Dame is over rated No Pass Rush ,No Penitration to disrupt plays and d- backs are small and inexpeirance This team will finish 6-6 5-7 , or hopefully 7-5

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  2. Michael the Archangel 2 years ago

    @ Chris J:
    “Very manageable schedule?” Maybe at first glance. But there’s always the game (Virginia last year, for example) when a win or a loss unexpectedly comes down to the last series. At Texas, at NCState, and at LA are all also potential land mines to winning more than ten. Michigan State is never easy, and they’ll come with some serious revenge on their minds. Coach D’Antonio will make sure of that. Let’s hope revenge is also on the minds of ND when Stanford comes to South Bend this time. But like the Stanford game last year, any game in which ND must rely on a late fourth quarter stop to win will be iffy. ND must replace their best D’ lineman, their best LB (maybe ever), and their best CB and safety. So I agree that a productive O’ is the key to a championship run.ND was susceptible to the big chunk yardage plays last season without much pressure being applied vs. opponent QBs, forcing too few TOs and sacks.Turn those athletes loose, BVG; you have an abundance of them. I’d rather see aggressive pressure leading to a few more big plays but more sacks and TOs forced than a passive safe D’ scheme. Dictating the tempo on D’ is just as possible as dictating the O’ tempo. Get after ’em. The risk might indeed bring greater rewards than we saw last season.

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  3. Jsck 2 years ago

    Looks like a rough schedule to me, 5 – top 25 teams, maybe 6 with VT? Navy will be easier this year but they are never easy…Duke and Syracuse can compete, with Nevada and Army being the only bottom feeders. If we run this table and head to USC with a perfect record they scare me…a lot.

    This is an all around tough schedule…

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  4. ChrisJ 2 years ago

    At first glance, this is a very manageable schedule. We should be favored in all of these games in my opinion with the exception of possibly USC but we will see how each of our seasons are going when that time comes. What needs to change this year is we need to blow these teams away early that do not belong on the field with us. Lets get our backups plenty of game time experience this year in these blowouts!!

    On the other hand of it being more manageable, this does pose a risk if we were to lose even one of these games, its going to be more difficult from a SoS perspective to get recognized. Last year we had the loss to Clemson who was #1. Of course, we blew it losing to Stanford anyway.

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