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
Boston College at Duke (Sat 3:30pm ET ESPN3)
Notre Dame kicks off in prime time, but eagle-eyed fans can get a preview of Boston College. Last week, BC Raleighed back from a week 2 loss to FSU, and Duke stuck Georgia Tech with their second consecutive loss. The meat of BC’s schedule starts now, so their soaring defensive statistics the first 1/3 of the season against a weak schedule may not continue. We’ll have a much better grasp of their talont by the time ND arrives at Fenway.
Other Upcoming Opponents
- Temple at Charlotte (Fri 7:00pm ET CBS Sports Network)
- Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech (Sat 12:00pm ET ESPN3)
- Navy vs Air Force (Sat 3:30pm ET CBS Sports Network)
- Wake Forest vs Florida State (Sat 3:30pm ET ESPN)
- Stanford vs Arizona (Sat 10:30pm ET)
- Texas at TCU (Sat 12:00pm ET ABC)
- Georgia Tech vs North Carolina (Sat 3:30pm ET ESPNU)
- Massachusetts vs FIU (Sat 3:00pm ET)