Breaking down and analyzing the 2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football schedule.
2019 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule Analysis
– Last year, the Irish started out against Michigan. This year, the opener is a whole lot easier – at least it should be – going to Louisville. There’s a week off to follow, and then New Mexico comes to South Bend. That eases things up before one of the best matchups of the 2019 season – at Georgia.
– In a strange quirk considering how much Louisville and USC underachieved, there are only two games against 2018 bowl teams until the end of October when the Irish go to Michigan. The trip to Ann Arbor comes after getting a week off, and that comes after facing the Trojans. Overall, at Georgia, at Michigan, at Stanford – with those three gams alone, good luck getting back to the College Football Playoff.
– No, Notre Dame isn’t in the ACC, but it continues its friends with benefits relationship. Along with the Louisville game, Virginia is a September home game, and Virginia Tech and Boston College make the trip to South Bend in November. The Irish played five ACC teams last year, too, and made it six against Clemson in the Cotton Bowl.