Can Notre Dame football upset Clemson?

Notre Dame football is looking for revenge. The last time the Irish faced the Tigers was in 2018 at the Cotton Bowl. Notre Dame was having a terrific season, finishing 12-0 in the regular season and looking for a chance at the national championship. Clemson was also undefeated, looking to collect another title win after a victory in 2016. What seemed like a close game quickly turned upside down, as Notre Dame could not keep up with the Tigers. Clemson walked away with a 30-3 win, quickly going on to become national champs a few weeks later. This year, the circumstances are different. Although Clemson is still considered the better team, the field will not look the same as it did

Notre Dame football: Previewing the stretch run

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Notre Dame football now holds the nation's longest active winning streak. Securing a 31-13 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, the Irish have grabbed their 12th consecutive win and are now past the halfway point of this season. With five games left, Notre Dame has to remain undefeated in order for it to be strongly considered for the College Football Playoff. However, there are potential threats that could prevent the Irish from finishing 11-0. First, the inevitable team no one wants to face: Clemson. With No. 1 Clemson heading to South Bend this weekend, this will be Notre Dame football's first matchup with a No.1 team since USC in 2005. That game did not end in Notre Dame's favor, yet it

Notre Dame football vs. Georgia Tech: What to expect

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Notre Dame football is one week away from its biggest game of the regular season. When Clemson comes to South Bend on Nov. 7, the Irish are going to have no time for improvement. That being said, Notre Dame football needs to show Georgia Tech who is boss this weekend. Why? We all remember Clemson's complete 73-7 domination against the Yellow Jackets two weeks ago. Trevor Lawrence was pulled at halftime due to the lack of competition. Ian Book has yet to leave a game due to a significant lead created by the Irish. Granted, Book has not shown the potential Lawrence has, but it would be pleasing to see the Irish pull a lead like the Tigers. A necessary boost One of

ACC honors given to Notre Dame football

Notre Dame football is experiencing conference recognition this week, a fairly new occurrence for the previously independent program. The ACC awarded two Irish players for their 45-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers this past weekend. Fifth years Ian Book and Liam Eichenberg were the receivers, with Book earning ACC Quarterback of the Week and Eichenberg earning ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week. Prior to these selections, the Irish have received three honors this season. A weekend for Book Not only did Book receive ACC Quarterback of the Week, but he was also named to the "Davey O'Brien Great 8 List" for Week 8. Book was the only ACC representative to be featured on the list, which gave Notre Dame football the spotlight

What did Notre Dame football do right against Pitt?

I have a feeling someone from Notre Dame football read my last article. Its 45-3 win over Pitt was definitely an eye opener for me. My assumption about the game was quite wrong. I assumed the Panthers would give Notre Dame a run for its money. Last week, I was having some doubts about the rest of the season for the Irish. They seemed to be lacking momentum and drive. It was hard to watch a team that was ranked so highly but perform at such a mediocre level. As it has not had an impressive showing since South Florida, Notre Dame needed a victory over Pitt. So what did it do that it has not been doing in previous games? Irish

Is Notre Dame football overrated?

Notre Dame football continued its winning streak on Saturday against Louisville. A 12-7 victory seemed too close for comfort for many Irish fans across the country. Coming into the game, the Irish were ranked fourth in the nation. Compared to a non ranked Louisville football program, there was a lot more Notre Dame could have given to prove it deserve to be ranked right behind teams such as Clemson, Alabama and Georgia. Clemson beat Georgia Tech 73-7. Seventy-three points in any football game is incredible. Sure, Clemson is the team everyone is afraid of. But if Notre Dame football continues to allow weaker football teams to put points on the board then there might be a bigger issue to discuss

The relationship between Touchdown Jesus and Notre Dame football

Notre Dame football is known and respected throughout the world. There are distinct sights and sounds that contribute to the rich tradition that has been cultivated since the birth of Irish football. The Notre Dame fight song, the Golden Dome and the Notre Dame Leprechaun all represent a special part of what makes Notre Dame football unique. Even the library on campus, which stands in the shadow of Notre Dame Stadium, reflects the distinct nature of Notre Dame football. Word of Life With the completion of the new library in 1964, The Word of Life Mural was introduced to the campus community. Constructed on the south face of the library (the face directly opposite of Notre Dame Stadium), it stretches 13 floors

Notre Dame football: Players to watch vs. Louisville

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Notre Dame football is back again this weekend with a visit from the Louisville Cardinals. After a not so smooth win against Florida State, it is time the Irish begin to view every game as an opportunity to display their finest talents. Notre Dame moved up in the AP Top 25 once again, grabbing the fourth spot this week. While the Irish have only moved up in the rankings, they need to start dominating teams that are either not ranked or generally a weak football program. When the Big Ten and Pac 12 start to play later this month, the Irish are going to have even more competition when it comes to maintaining a spot in the poll. The Cardinals Taking a

Notre Dame football: Final thoughts on a win over Florida State

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After almost three weeks with no action, Notre Dame football took the field once again in South Bend on Saturday. The visiting team was the Florida State Seminoles, a competitor that was not new to the Irish. There were not many concerns whether this would be a close game, as Notre Dame had quite the advantage being ranked a top five team. The concern was how Notre Dame would handle being under the lights after a long break due to COVID-19 infections. Presumed to have a lot of potential this year, the Irish have only had two games before FSU to show their skills. Although both were wins, there were a lot of areas on the field that needed work. Regarding

Is Florida State considered a rival to Notre Dame football?

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Although Florida State might not have the talent to beat Notre Dame football this year, it seems as if there is always a feeling of tension when these two teams meet. Some say they are rivals, some claim the competition is not comparable. Regardless of your view, there is no doubt there have been memorable games between these two football teams. I thought it would be intriguing to take a trip down memory lane and revisit the two games some would say are the most historical matchups between Florida State and Notre Dame. "Game of the Century" Not only was this the first time ESPN's College GameDay took the road, but this game was undoubtedly the biggest meet up these two teams