Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Fighting Irish

Head Coach: Brian Kelly

Team Mascot: Leprechaun

Year Opened: 1930

Capacity: 80795

City / State: South Bend / Indiana

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Notre Dame vs USC

Rival Team: USC Trojans

The Notre Dame and USC rivalry feature two of the most decorated college football programs as these two schools have combined for 22 national championships. Traditionally these two meet on the third Saturday of October when the game is played at Notre Dame and have met every year since 1926 when the Irish narrowly defeated the Trojans 13-12. The Jeweled Shillelagh was added to the rivalry in 1952, and Notre Dame leads the all-time series 45-35-5. The Irish will look to extend their lead when these two teams meet this season.

Notre Dame vs Navy

Rival Team: Navy MIdshipmen

Notre Dame and Navy had met every year since 1927 when Notre Dame took down the Midshipmen 19 to 6. Victories have been few and far between for Navy since the 1960s as the Irish won every matchup from 1964 to 2006. The Irish hope to develop a new streak as they’ve won the last four.

Notre Dame vs Michigan

Rival Team: Michigan Wolverines

The Irish and Wolverines are the two winningest programs in college football history and as such their rivalry has been fierce over the years. While the two teams first met in 1887 when the Wolverines beat the Irish 8-0, the two did not begin to play regularly until the 1980s. The Irish trail the all-time series 24-17-1 and will look to close the gap when these two teams meet next.

Notre Dame vs Michigan State

Rival Team: Michigan State Spartans

Notre Dame and Michigan State play for the Megaphone Trophy when they meet. The Irish and Spartans first met in 1897 when Notre Dame cruised to a 34-6 victory. One of the most famous meetings between these two came in 1966 when the two teams came into the game as number 1 and two in the nation respectively and left tied at 10-10. The Irish have gotten the best of the Spartans over the years and held a 48-28-1 all-time lead, which they hope to extend when these two teams meet in the future.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Fighting Irish

Head Coach: Brian Kelly

Team Mascot: Leprechaun

Year Opened: 1930

Capacity: 80795

City / State: South Bend / Indiana