2018 Opponent Previews

Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush in action vs. USC in 2017

The final regular season game on the 2018 Notre Dame football schedule will be a trip to face the USC Trojans on November 24. The meeting will mark the 90th clash in this longstanding rivalry that dates back to 1926, ...
Syracuse QB Eric Dungey

The 2018 Notre Dame football schedule shows that this year’s edition of the Shamrock Series will take place on November 17 when the Irish will face the Syracuse Orangemen at Yankee Stadium. In all eight previous Shamrock clashes, Notre Dame ...

When the Florida State Seminoles pop up on 2018 Notre Dame football schedule in November, an early verdict should be in on whether or not the Seminoles made the right call in hiring new head coach Willie Taggart. The move ...
Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson

For the first time since 1975, the Notre Dame football schedule has a road game at Northwestern’s Ryan Field scheduled. While Notre Dame holds a commanding 36-9-2 lead in the series, they’ll be seeking to stop a two-game losing streak, ...

Having been a part of the Notre Dame football schedule every year since 1927, the Navy Midshipmen will face the Irish at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego in primetime. The annual clash marks the final October game for both teams, ...
Notre Dame QB Deshone Kizer taking one of two uncalled helmet to helmet hits in 2016 contest with Virginia Tech

When the calendar turns to October, the first opponent on the Notre Dame football schedule will be the Virginia Tech Hokies on their home field in Blacksburg. The clash will mark only the second meeting ever between the two teams, ...
Stanford RB Bryce Love

In what’s essentially been an annual clash on the Notre Dame football schedule over the past 30 years, the Stanford Cardinal come to South Bend on September 29. They’re seeking to continue their run of success against the Irish that’s ...

The first road game on the 2018 Notre Dame football schedule is scheduled for September 22, when the Irish travel to Winston-Salem to start the ACC portion of their season by facing the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Last season, Wake ...
Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur

Rounding out a trio of home matchups that begins the Notre Dame football schedule, the Irish welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores on September 15. The two teams have only met twice before, doing battle in home-and-home contests in both 1995 and ...
Ball State Quarterback Riley Neal

Following a season-opening matchup against Michigan, the 2018 Notre Dame football schedule has on it a September 8 home clash against the Ball State Cardinals. Despite the fact that the Irish and the MAC-based Cardinals are both located within the ...

When the 2018 Notre Dame football schedule begins in South Bend on September 1, the Irish will be facing Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines. Harbaugh’s third season with the Wolverines in 2017 saw a bit of a downturn with ...

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