Notre Dame concluded its season-opening residence stand with a 12-7 win towards Louisville. The Fighting Irish went forward for good on Ian Book’s speeding landing within the third quarter. The redshirt senior quarterback threw for simply 107 yards within the win, although he was in a position to convert a couple of pivotal third downs late in order for Notre Dame to expire the clock. Running again Kyren Williams added 127 speeding yards whereas the protection restricted Louisville to 234 complete yards and 7 factors.
The Fighting Irish return to motion in Week Eight with their first highway activity of the 2020 season as Notre Dame will play at Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 24.
A 12 months in the past, Notre Dame went 5-Zero towards the convention it’s going to name residence this season. If they’ll replicate that success on a bigger scale, the Fighting Irish might return to the College Football Playoff for a second time in three years.
Here is the whole 2020 Notre Dame football schedule, together with opponents, results and gamers to observe.
2020 Notre Dame football schedule: Dates, occasions, opponents, results
Here is the total, detailed schedule for Notre Dame’s 2020 football season, with broadcast info and results.
|Duke||Saturday, Sept. 12||2:30 p.m.||NBC||Notre Dame, IN||W, 27-13|
|South Florida||Saturday, Sept. 19||2:30 p.m.||USA||Notre Dame, IN||W, 52-0|
|Florida State||Saturday, Oct. 10||7:30 p.m.||NBC||Notre Dame, IN||W, 42-26|
|Louisville||Saturday, Oct. 17||2:30 p.m.||NBC||Notre Dame, IN||W, 12-7|
|at Pittsburgh||Saturday, Oct. 24||3:30 p.m.||ABC||Pittsburgh, PA||TBD|
|at Georgia Tech||Saturday, Oct. 31||TBD||Atlanta, GA||TBD|
|Clemson||Saturday, Nov. 7||7 p.m.||NBC||Notre Dame, IN||TBD|
|at Boston College||Saturday, Nov. 14||TBD||TBD||Chestnut Hill, MA||TBD|
|at North Carolina||Friday, Nov. 27||TBD||TBD||Chapel Hill, NC||TBD|
|Syracuse||Saturday, Dec. 5||TBD||NBC||Notre Dame, IN||TBD|
|at Wake Forest||Saturday, Dec. 12||TBD||TBD||Winston-Salem, NC|
Note: Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, all video games, dates and occasions are topic to alter.
The Fighting Irish went 11-2 final 12 months, highlighted by a six-game successful streak to shut the season. Notre Dame beat Iowa State 33-9 within the Camping World Bowl.
Here’s what occurred in each activity of Notre Dame’s 2019 schedule:
|Louisville||Monday, Sept. 2||8:00 p.m.||Louisville, KY||W||35-17|
|New Mexico||Saturday, Sept. 14||2:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||66-14|
|Georgia||Saturday, Sept. 21||8:00 p.m.||Athens, GA||L||23-17|
|Virginia||Saturday, Sept. 28||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||35-20|
|Bowling Green||Saturday, Oct. 5||3:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||52-0|
|USC||Saturday, Oct. 12||7:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||30-27|
|Michigan||Saturday, Oct. 26||7:30 p.m.||Ann Arbor, MI||L||45-14|
|Virginia Tech||Saturday, Nov. 2||2:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||21-20|
|Duke||Saturday, Nov. 9||7:30 p.m.||Durham, NC||W||38-7|
|Navy||Saturday, Nov. 16||2:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||52-20|
|Boston College||Saturday, Nov. 23||2:30 p.m.||Notre Dame, IN||W||40-7|
|Stanford||Saturday, Nov. 30||Four p.m.||Stanford, CA||W||45-24|
(Camping World Bowl)
|Saturday, Dec. 28||12 p.m.||Orlando, FL||W||33-9|
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Top returning gamers
Quarterback Ian Book broke out in 2019 because the full-time starter at Notre Dame. He helped the Fighting Irish attain the College Football Playoff two years in the past on a workforce that was pushed by protection. With the highlight on Book, he threw for 3,034 yards and 34 touchdowns to 6 interceptions. The leap Book takes from final 12 months to the present season might decide how far Notre Dame goes. For what it is value, he is 11-1 towards ACC groups with the one loss to Clemson in a 2019 CFP semifinal.
Book’s greatest adjustment in 2020 would possibly be establishing a high goal. The Fighting Irish misplaced its high three receivers from a 12 months in the past as Chase Claypool and Cole Kmet had been NFL Draft picks and Chris Finke graduated. Junior tight finish Tommy Tremble could possibly be the following breakout pass-catcher in South Bend. Kmet caught solely 15 passes two years earlier than hauling in 43 for 515 yards and 6 touchdowns. Tremble had 14 catches and 4 touchdowns final 12 months. Don’t be too shocked if Tremble takes an identical step ahead.
You cannot speak Notre Dame football with out speaking concerning the protection. The Fighting Irish allowed the third fewest passing yards per activity final season. If they will proceed to dominate opposing quarterbacks, look to sophomore security Kyle Hamilton to guide the cost. Hamilton led the Irish with 4 interceptions as a freshman, bringing one again for a landing. He additionally made 41 tackles and broke up six extra passes.
We have Notre Dame at No. 11 in our preseason Top 25. Here’s the breakdown:
11. Notre Dame
After a blowout loss to rival Michigan, the Irish quietly received out to go 11-2 one season after making the College Football Playoff. With QB Ian Book’s return, Notre Dame must be potent on offense. And the protection must be sturdy, although the secondary is the largest query mark there. But there is a new twist this 12 months: Notre Dame shall be eligible for the 2020 ACC title activity.
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2020-21 College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff period is getting into its seventh season within the 2020-21 season. LSU received the nationwide championship in its inaugural look. Notre Dame has been chosen as soon as — 2019— via the primary six years of the CFP. Could the Fighting Irish’s 2020 football affiliation with the ACC assist them develop into one of many high 4 groups?
Here are the dates and websites for the 2020 College Football Playoff semifinals and CFP nationwide championship.
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When are the College Football Playoff semifinals?
The CFP semifinals are set for Jan. 1, 2021. One semifinal is the Rose Bowl at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif. The different semifinal is the Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
When is the 2021 College Football Playoff nationwide championship?
The CFP nationwide championship is a bit later in 2021. The two winners of the semifinals will meet on the second Monday of January in Miami on Jan. 11, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium
Below is a whole historical past of the College Football Playoff nationwide championship activity.
|YEAR (OF GAME)||GAME|
|2015||No. 4 Ohio State 42, No. 2 Oregon 20|
|2016||No. 2 Alabama 45, No. 1 Clemson 40|
|2017||No. 2 Clemson 35, No. 1 Alabama 31|
|2018||No. 4 Alabama 26, No. 3 Georgia 23|
|2019||No. 2 Clemson 44, No. 1 Alabama 16|
|2020||No. 1 LSU 42, No. 3 Clemson 25|
2021-2024 CFP nationwide championship places and dates
2021: Miami-South Florida (Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida) – Jan. 11
2022: Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana) – Jan. 10
2023: Los Angeles (Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California) – Jan. 9
2024: Houston (NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas) – Jan. 8