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Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST THE NO. 4 CLEMSON TIGERS THIS SATURDAY AT 7:30 P.M. ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Jac Collinsworth, Jason Garrett, Zora Stephenson and Terry McAulay to Call Primetime Matchup
Notre Dame Alum Julian Love and Clemson Alum Levon Kirkland to Join Host Kathryn Tappen During Halftime and Postgame Coverage
ND on NBC Podcast, Hosted by Former Notre Dame Wide Receiver Corey Robinson, Features Weekly Episodes Throughout 2022 Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 3, 2022 – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-3) host the No. 4 Clemson Tigers (8-0) in a primetime matchup this Saturday, Nov. 5, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
The undefeated Tigers face a Fighting Irish team that has won five of its last six games. The two programs’ last regular season meeting was in 2020 when the No. 4 Fighting Irish defeated the No. 1 Tigers 47-40 in double-overtime in college football’s most-watched game of the 2020 regular season. Clemson holds a 4-2 all-time series advantage over Notre Dame.
The Fighting Irish beat then-No. 16 Syracuse Orange, 41-24, at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., last Saturday to win their 26th consecutive regular-season game against ACC opponents. Tight end Michael Mayer became Notre Dame’s all-time tight ends receiving yards leader on his way to making three receptions for 54 yards. Running back Audric Estime rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 4 Clemson beat then-No. 14 Syracuse, 27-21, at home on Oct. 22 prior to their bye last week. Running back Will Shipley ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns and running back Phil Mafah added 94 yards and a score on the ground in the come-from-behind victory.
NBC Sports’ Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play) and Jason Garrett (game analyst) will call the primetime matchup with Zora Stephenson (sideline reporter) and Terry McAulay (rules analyst).
Kathryn Tappen will host halftime and postgame coverage from Notre Dame Stadium alongside guest analysts and alums Julian Love (Notre Dame) and Levon Kirkland (Clemson). Throughout the season, Tappen will be joined each game by alums from the Fighting Irish and their opponent.
Julian Love currently plays safety and is a team captain for the New York Giants. Love set the Fighting Irish record for pass breakups with 44 and totaled 176 tackles and five interceptions at Notre Dame.
11-year NFL veteran Levon Kirkland spent nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and one each with the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. He earned First Team All-Pro honors in 1997 and was named Second Team All-Pro in 1996. Kirkland is a member of the Clemson University Hall of Fame and was a consensus All-American selection in 1991.
The ND on NBC Podcast, hosted by former Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson, features weekly episodes throughout the season. Episodes are released every Wednesday and can be listened to here and wherever you listen to podcasts.
NBC Sports’ free-to-play game Irish Pick ‘Em, featuring a $10,000 jackpot for every NBC Sports Notre Dame Football matchup, returns this season and is available for download now on the NBC Sports Predictor app (available in the App Store and Google Play Store) and at NBCSports.com/Predictor.
Throughout the 2022 season, Peacock will simulstream all Notre Dame games aired live on NBC, including pre- and postgame coverage.
|NBC SPORTS’ 2022 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sat., Nov. 5||7:30 p.m.||No. 4 Clemson||NBC, Peacock|
|Sat., Nov. 19||2:30 p.m.||Boston College||NBC, Peacock|
BIG EVENT WEEKEND
The Notre Dame-Clemson matchup is part of NBCUniversal’s “Big Event Weekend” featuring numerous high-profile events across NBC and Peacock this Saturday and Sunday (programming details below). For more on “Big Event Weekend,” click here.
|Sat., Nov. 5||Breeders’ Cup Classic||NBC, Peacock||3:30 p.m.|
|No. 4 Clemson vs. Notre Dame||NBC, Peacock||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday Night Live||NBC, Peacock||11:30 p.m.|
|Sun., Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race||NBC, Peacock||3 p.m.|
|Sunday Night Football: Titans vs. Chiefs||NBC, Peacock||8:20 p.m.|
Peacock has previously provided exclusive live coverage of the Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold game, Notre Dame Pro Day and Notre Dame hockey. Peacock’s expansive programming features live sports coverage including Sunday Night Football, MLB Sunday Leadoff, Premier League, golf, NASCAR, INDYCAR, horse racing, Olympic sports, and much more. Peacock also offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel.
This year, NBC Sports and Notre Dame kick off their 32nd season. NBC Sports 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.