NBC Sports Kicks Off 27th Season of Notre Dame Football This Saturday

NBC Sports kicks off its 27th season of NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC this Saturday, September 2, when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Temple Owls at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush makes his first career start on Saturday, as head coach Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish play their first game at newly-renovated Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Notre Dame is 106-17-5 all-time in season openers.

Temple's Geoff Collins makes his head coaching debut this weekend as the Owls come off consecutive 10-4 seasons, giving them the most wins in a two-year span in school history. Collins has yet to name a starting quarterback and has stated he expects multiple players to take snaps under center against the Irish, including redshirt junior Frank Nutile and redshirt sophomore Logan Marchi.

This marks the third time in five seasons that Notre Dame and Temple have squared off. In 2015, QB DeShone Kizer and the Fighting Irish defeated Temple 24-20 in Philadelphia. The Owls made their first-ever visit to South Bend to open the 2013 season, when QB Tommy Rees threw for 346 yards, a Notre Dame record in a season opener, en route to a 28-6 Fighting Irish victory.

The NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC commentary team is led by Mike Tirico, who begins his first full season as THE VOICE of NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC. He'll be joined in the booth by Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, who serves as lead analyst for NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.

Liam McHugh hosts studio coverage of NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC, alongside former college and NFL quarterback Chris Simms, who makes his debut as a studio analyst for NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC this season. McHugh and Simms will anchor pre-game, halftime, and post-game coverage on-site at Notre Dame Stadium for every game this season.

Listed below is a complete schedule of NBC Sports' coverage of the 2017 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL on NBC season.

2017 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC

DATE TIME (ET) GAME NETWORK
Saturday, September 2 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Temple NBC
Saturday, September 9 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Georgia NBC
Saturday, September 30 5 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Miami (OH) NBCSN
Saturday, October 21 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. USC NBC
Saturday, October 28 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. N.C. State NBC
Saturday, November 4 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Wake Forest NBC
Saturday, November 18 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Navy NBC


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