Each week in this space, we examine two things: Notre Dame’s strength of schedule (from USA Today‘s Sagarin rankings), and who Irish opponents are facing. For those of who want to scout future opponents, I’ll give you my recommendation for who to watch when you’re not watching Notre Dame Football.
Who(!) To Watch
Temple at Cincinnati (Sat 8:00pm ET ESPN News)
Fresh off their opening week win over Penn State, Temple flies to Cincinnati in week two. QB P.J. Walker was efficient winging the ball around the field last week (despite what his surname may imply), and Owl be curious how this Temple defense does against former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel, who’s now helming the ship in the Queen City.
The Bearcats will try to break Coach Matt Rhule’s squad, but this coaching staff looks to hatch another winning gameplan, time will talon if they’ll be successful.
- Clemson vs Appalachian State (Sat 12:30pm ET ESPN3)
- Wake Forest at Syracuse (Sat 12:30pm ET ESPN3)
- Boston College vs Howard (Sat 1:00pm ET ESPN3)
- Massachusetts at Colorado (Sat 2:00pm ET Pac-12 Network)
- Georgia Tech vs Tulane (Sat 3:30pm ET ESPN3)
- Pittsburgh at Akron (Sat 6:00pm ET ESPN3)
- Southern Cal vs Idaho (Sat 8:00pm ET Pac-12 Network)
- Stanford vs Central Florida (Sat 10:30pm ET Fox Sports 1)
- Texas vs Rice (Sat 8:00pm ET Longhorn Network)