Key Matchups

Notre Dame v. LSU: Citrus Bowl Defining Matchups

Though it’s not the New Years Day bowl game that Brian Kelly and his team were hoping to be playing in, the Citrus Bowl contest against the LSU Tigers marks the final game on the 2017 Notre Dame football schedule. ...
Chase Claypool - Notre Dame WR

Crucial Matchups: #8 Notre Dame v. #21 Stanford Showdown

Closing out the regular season portion of the 2017 campaign for the Notre Dame this Saturday isn’t as bitter as it was last season, when the team’s losing record relegated it to watching bowl games instead of playing in one. ...
Chase Claypool - Notre Dame WR

Notre Dame vs. Navy ’17: Matchups That’ll Determine Outcome

Picking up the pieces after their national championships hopes were shattered, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish close out the home portion of their schedule with a dangerous opponent in the Navy Midshipmen. Powered by their triple-option offense, Navy is hoping ...

Notre Dame vs. Miami ’17: Matchups That’ll Determine Outcome

Getting set to play their latest pivotal game of the 2017 season on Saturday night, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish can take a major step forward in helping solidify a spot in the College Football Playoff with a victory. That ...

Notre Dame Key Matchups: Wake Forest ’17

With a 7-1 mark and a fresh #3 ranking in the initial CFP rankings entering the month of November, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are continuing their drive toward a playoff berth, with the last of three consecutive home games ...
Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown

Notre Dame vs. NC State ’17: Key Matchups

Having easily dispatched the 6-1 Southern Cal Trojans last Saturday, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish might experience some deja vu as they take on another squad with that same record. That team would be the North Carolina State Wolfpack, who ...
Julian Love - Notre Dame CB

Notre Dame Football Key Matchups: USC 2017

Getting the second half of the 2017 season started for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish brings with it the knowledge that the path ahead is fraught with plenty of potential land mines that can detonate the team’s 5-1 start. To ...
Equanimes St. Brown - Notre Dame WR

Notre Dame Football Key Matchups: North Carolina ’17

With one game left before the Notre Dame Fighting Irish begin their bye week, building on a strong 4-1 start should serve as enough motivation against the injury-plagued North Carolina Tar Heels. While the Irish rushing offense is in high ...

Notre Dame v. Miami Ohio Key Matchups

Having gained a tremendous amount of momentum from its most impressive victory of the season last Saturday night, the 3-1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish may be in line to catch a breather as they face a MAC team for only ...

Notre Dame Football Key Matchups: Boston College 2017

Looking to bounce back from their first loss of the 2017 campaign, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hit the road for the first of two consecutive road matchups. Saturday’s game pits the Irish against the Boston College Eagles, who also ...
Alize Mack - Notre Dame TE

Notre Dame v. Temple ’17: The Key Matchups

With the 2017 football season kicking off on Saturday for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Temple Owls, Brian Kelly’s squad enters this campaign with an eye toward redemption following the woes of a 4-8 season. The Owls have ...
Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame LB

#6 Notre Dame @ #9 Stanford ’15: Key Matchups

Notre Dame will travel to Stanford for the regular season finale that will be the biggest game of the 2015 campaign.  The Irish likely need a statement win as well as possibly some help to secure a playoff spot as ...

Wake Forest @ #4 Notre Dame ’15: Key Matchups

Notre Dame will face Wake Forest on senior day, which means Saturday will be the last time many great Irish players play at Notre Dame Stadium.  The Irish are four touchdown favorites over the Demon Deacons and should put on ...
Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame LB

Notre Dame v. Temple ’15: Key Matchups

Notre Dame comes off its bye week to face the undefeated Temple Owls in a primetime clash on Halloween night.  The Irish are double digit favorites versus Temple; however, the Owls will be ready to play as this is the ...
Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame LB

Notre Dame v. Navy ’15: Key Matchups

Notre Dame will look to rebound from its first loss of the season when the Navy Midshipmen travel to South Bend this Saturday. The Irish will need to be ready for Navy’s triple option offense, which they run with excellent ...

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