Notre Dame @ North Carolina
Current Records: Notre Dame 1-2; North Carolina 3-0
What to Know
The North Carolina Tar Heels will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Kenan Memorial Stadium after a week off. UNC is expected to win — but not by much — so they will need to come into the game prepared for a fight.
The Tar Heels beat the Georgia State Panthers 35-28 two weeks ago. Among those leading the charge for UNC was RB Omarion Hampton, who rushed for two TDs and 110 yards on 16 carries. Hampton put himself on the highlight reel with a 58-yard TD scramble in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame netted a 24-17 victory over the California Golden Bears last week. RB Audric Estime and RB Chris Tyree were among the main playmakers for Notre Dame as the former punched in one rushing touchdown and the latter snatched one receiving TD.
Notre Dame’s defense was a presence as well, as it embarrassed California’s offensive line to sack QB Jack Plummer six times for a total loss of 47 yards. It was a group effort with four guys contributing.
The wins brought the Tar Heels up to 3-0 and the Fighting Irish to 1-2. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: UNC enters the matchup with 310 passing yards per game on average, good for 21st best in the nation. But Notre Dame comes into the contest boasting the 34th fewest passing yards allowed per game in the nation at 184. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium — Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- TV: ABC
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $110.00
The Tar Heels are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Fighting Irish, according to the latest college football odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Fighting Irish as a 1.5-point favorite.
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Notre Dame have won all of the games they’ve played against North Carolina in the last eight years.
- Oct 30, 2021 – Notre Dame 44 vs. North Carolina 34
- Nov 27, 2020 – Notre Dame 31 vs. North Carolina 17
- Oct 07, 2017 – Notre Dame 33 vs. North Carolina 10