2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule & Analysis
Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football schedule
2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule Realistic Best Case Scenario
The Fighting Irish blow past Temple to set an early tone, and then get by Georgia is a big early home win. They survive the road dates against Boston College and Michigan State, before blowing away Miami University and starting out 6-0 after getting past North Carolina. In a classic, Notre Dame gets into the top three in the rankings with a win over USC, before taking care of NC State and Wake Forest.
Realistically, the Irish aren’t going to go undefeated with at least two losses, so in a best case scenario, they finish 10-2, losing at Miami and Stanford.
2017 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule Realistic Worst Case Scenario
They come out clunky in a tight win over Temple, and then get rolled by Georgia in South Bend. With three road games in four weeks, they lose two of them – likely to Michigan State and North Carolina – before getting outclassed by USC. While they rally back with a few wins, losses to Miami and Stanford mean a pedestrian 6-6 season and a mediocre bowl.