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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
NO. 22 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST MIAMI (OHIO) UNIVERSITY THIS SATURDAY AT 5 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Paul Burmeister, Doug Flutie, and Kathryn Tappen to Call Second-Ever Matchup Between Notre Dame and Miami (Ohio) University
Liam McHugh and Chris Simms Provide Studio Coverage On-Site at Notre Dame Stadium
Miami (Ohio) Head Coach Chuck Martin Faces Irish for First Time Since Serving as an Assistant Coach for Notre Dame from 2010-2013
NBCSN Kicks Off 2017 Ivy League Football Coverage This Week – Penn Hosts Dartmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 27, 2017 – NBC Sports continues its season-long coverage of Notre Dame Football this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN when the No. 22 Fighting Irish (3-1) host the Miami (Ohio) University RedHawks (2-2) in just the second-ever meeting between the two programs.
In addition, NBC Sports Group kicks off its 2017 Ivy League Football coverage this Friday at 7 p.m. ET, when the Penn Quakers (2-0) host the Dartmouth Big Green (2-0) on NBCSN.
Notre Dame moved back into the AP Top 25 this week, following a 38-18 win over Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday. The Fighting Irish’s 20-point victory was their biggest win against Michigan State since 1993. After converting on four-of-four red zone trips against the Spartans on Saturday, the Fighting Irish are now 19-of-19 in red zone offense this season (t-1st in FBS).
Miami (Ohio) improved to 2-2 with a 31-14 win over Central Michigan on Saturday. QB Gus Ragland accounted for three total touchdowns, including two through the air, and finished the game 11-of-19 for 217 yards. The RedHawks’ defense clamped down in the second half, holding the Chippewas scoreless over the final two quarters en route to their first conference win.
Before taking the helm at Miami (Ohio) in 2014, head coach Chuck Martin spent four seasons with Notre Dame, where he served as the defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator from 2010-11, before being elevated to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2012-13). In 2012, the Fighting Irish averaged 412.2 yards per game under Martin’s direction and earned a berth in the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama.
The only other time the two programs have squared off was in 1909 in South Bend, a contest Notre Dame won, 46-0, before finishing their regular season 7-0-1. Saturday’s contest against Miami (Ohio) marks the sixth time that Notre Dame has faced a current member of the MAC in program history. In 2010, the Fighting Irish defeated Western Michigan, 44-20, to improve to 5-0 against the conference.
Paul Burmeister (play-by-play) will call the action this week, while Mike Tirico handles golf coverage of the Presidents Cup on NBC and Golf Channel. Burmeister will be joined in the booth by Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie (analyst) and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
Liam McHugh hosts studio coverage of Notre Dame Football on NBC, alongside former college and NFL quarterback Chris Simms, on-site at Notre Dame Stadium for every game this season.
2017 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON 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|
DARTMOUTH AT PENN – FRIDAY AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBCSN kicks off its 2017 Ivy League football schedule on Friday night, when Penn (2-0) hosts Dartmouth (2-0) at 7 p.m. ET. The contest marks the 85th all-time meeting between the two schools (Penn leads overall series 48-34-2). Last season, the Quakers defeated the Big Green on the road, 37-24, behind 207 total rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns. Then-junior RB Tre Solomon led the rushing attack with 29 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Last week, the Quakers improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2003 following a 65-47 win over Lehigh, while Dartmouth edged out Holy Cross, 27-26, in an overtime thriller at Memorial Field in Hanover, New Hampshire. The Big Green have now won nine consecutive games against non-conference opponents, tied for their longest streak since the Ivy League started formal play in 1956.
Randy Moss (play-by-play) and Ross Tucker (analyst), a former NFL offensive lineman and four-year starter at Princeton University, will call the action from Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Friday night’s game marks the first of six Ivy League football telecasts this season on NBCSN and CNBC. Below is NBC Sports Group’s 2017 Ivy League Football schedule:
2017 IVY LEAGUE FOOTBALL ON NBCSN
|Friday, September 29||7 p.m.||Dartmouth at Penn||NBCSN|
|Friday, October 20||7:30 p.m.||Princeton at Harvard||NBCSN|
|Saturday, October 28||7 p.m.||Cornell at Princeton||NBCSN|
|Friday, November 3||8 p.m.||Brown at Yale||NBCSN|
|Friday, November 10||8 p.m.||Dartmouth vs. Brown*||NBCSN|
|Saturday, November 18||12:30 p.m.||Harvard at Yale||CNBC|
*at Fenway Park in Boston
NBC SPORTS GOLD TO OFFER DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER LIVE STREAMING PRODUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL FANS
NBC Sports Gold — NBC Sports Digital’s direct-to-consumer live streaming product — is launching an international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass,” giving fans in 13 international countries access to every home game during the 2017 season. The direct-to-consumer pass, powered by NBC Sports’ Playmaker Media, will offer fans abroad coverage of Notre Dame Football home games live and on-demand, available online, as well as on mobile devices and tablets.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available for purchase now for $49.99, and features all home games. The pass is available in 13 countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. USD or local currency pricing is available. “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is not available to customers in the U.S. Click here for more information.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2017 Notre Dame Football on NBC season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its Notre Dame Central section. Notre Dame will also be featured within NBCSports.com with its popular Inside The Irish blog written by Notre Dame Football insider Douglas Farmer.
CSN Chicago will provide a same day replay of every Notre Dame home game produced by NBC Sports (consult CSNChicago.com for exact air times). CSNChicago.com will provide a live stream of Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly’s weekly press conference, as he will address the prior weekend’s game, along with detailing his game plan against the team’s upcoming opponent. Coach Kelly’s weekly press conference, which will take place from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., will be live streamed every Tuesday throughout the season at 11 a.m. CT.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–