FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 28th, 2021
NO. 11 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST NORTH CAROLINA THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 30, IN PRIMETIME AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Mike Tirico, Drew Brees, Kathryn Tappen and Terry McAulay to Call Matchup
Notre Dame Peacock Postgame to Stream Exclusively on Peacock, Hosted by NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth and Corey Robinson
Irish Pick ‘Em, New NBC Sports Predictor Game Featuring $10,000 Jackpot, Continues this Weekend for UNC-Notre Dame
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 28, 2021 – The No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) host the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-3) in primetime this Saturday, Oct. 30, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico (play-by-play) and Drew Brees (game analyst) will call the game along with Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter) and Terry McAulay (rules analyst).
The Fighting Irish beat USC, 31-16, at Notre Dame Stadium last weekend in the latest edition of college football’s “greatest intersectional rivalry.” Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams totaled 180 yards from scrimmage (138 rushing, 42 receiving) and scored two rushing touchdowns in the win.
UNC, which had a bye las week, defeated Miami (Fla.), 45-42, two weeks ago behind quarterback Sam Howell’s four touchdowns (two passing, two rushing) and running back Ty Chandler’s 104 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Notre Dame holds a 19-2 series advantage against UNC, dating back to their first matchup in 1949. In their last meeting, Notre Dame topped UNC, 31-17, as Williams scored three touchdowns in Chapel Hill last season (Nov. 27, 2020). The Fighting Irish are 12-0 at Notre Dame Stadium vs. UNC.
After the game, Peacock will stream Notre Dame Peacock Postgame, an exclusive post-game show hosted by NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth and Corey Robinson. The show features Notre Dame Football Head Coach Brian Kelly’s press conference, analysis and commentary.
The ND on NBC Podcast, hosted by Jac Collinsworth, will release weekly episodes throughout the season. On the latest episode, Collinsworth is joined by Fighting Irish tight end Michael Mayer. Episodes are released every Thursday and can be found here.
NBC Sports’ Irish Pick ‘Em, a new free-to-play contest featuring a $10,000 jackpot, continues on the NBC Sports Predictor app for Notre Dame-UNC this weekend.
All remaining Notre Dame home games during the 2021 season will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.
|REMAINING 2021 NBC NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|DATE||TIME (ET)||OPPONENT||WHERE TO WATCH|
|Sat., Oct. 30||7:30 p.m.||North Carolina||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 6||3:30 p.m.||Navy||NBC/Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 20||2:30 p.m.||Georgia Tech||NBC/Peacock|
Notre Dame Football coverage will stream on Peacock Premium. Peacock Premium is included at no additional cost for Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers and Cox Contour customers. Viewers can sign up at https://www.peacocktv.com/sports/notredame. Peacock is widely available across devices, details here
This year, NBC Sports Group and Notre Dame kicked off their 31st season. NBC Sports Group and the University of Notre Dame began their landmark Notre Dame Football relationship in 1991 and have renewed the partnership numerous times. The current agreement runs through the 2025 season.