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2018 Home Football Kickoff Times Announced

December 7, 2017

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Dec. 7, 2017

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame has announced kickoff times for its six home football games for the 2018 season–as well as for its off-site home game against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York:

Date Opponent Time TV
Sept. 1 MICHIGAN 7:30 p.m. NBC
Sept. 8 BALL STATE 3:30 p.m. NBC
Sept. 15 VANDERBILT 2:30 p.m. NBC
Sept. 22 at Wake Forest TBA TBA
Sept. 29 STANFORD 7:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 6 at Virginia Tech TBA TBA
Oct. 13 PITT 2:30 p.m. NBC
Oct. 20 Bye Week
Oct. 27 vs. Navy (San Diego) TBA TBA
Nov. 3 at Northwestern TBA TBA
Nov. 10 FLORIDA STATE 7:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 17 vs. Syracuse (Yankee Stadium) 2:30 p.m. NBC
Nov. 24 at USC TBA TBA

The Notre Dame agreement with NBC Sports features the option for five night games over each two-year window. NBC showed two night games from Notre Dame Stadium in 2017 (Georgia and USC), so the network will show three prime-time contests in 2018 (Michigan, Stanford and Florida State).

Michigan (18th appearance at Notre Dame Stadium) and Stanford (17th at Notre Dame Stadium) last played at Notre Dame in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Pittsburgh will be coming to Notre Dame Stadium for the 32nd time overall and first time since 2012. Florida State will be making its fourth appearance at Notre Dame Stadium (1981, 1993 and 2003), while Vanderbilt will head to Notre Dame Stadium for the second time (1995). Notre Dame and Ball State have never met in football.

Eight of the 2018 Notre Dame opponents will play in postseason bowl games following the 2017 season — including Michigan (8-4, Outback Bowl), Wake Forest (7-5, Belk Bowl), Stanford (9-4, Alamo Bowl), Virginia Tech (9-3, Camping World Bowl), Navy (6-5, Military Bowl), Northwestern (9-3, Music City Bowl), Florida State (6-6, Independence Bowl) and USC (10-2, Cotton Bowl Classic). Four of Notre Dame’s 2018 opponents finished in the final College Football Playoff rankings for 2017–No. 8 USC, No. 13 Stanford, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 22 Virginia Tech.

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