Notre Dame enters the 2022 season coming off five consecutive seasons with double-digit wins. First-year head coach Marcus Freeman and the Fighting Irish, however, are aiming for more than just regular-season success this season as they look to secure the program’s first College Football Playoff title.
The Fighting Irish open the season against No. 2 Ohio State, a potential preview to a CFP game next year.
Here’s everything you need to know about Notre Dame’s 2022 regular-season football schedule.
2022 Notre Dame football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, scores
|at Ohio State||L, 21-10||Saturday, Sept. 3||7:30 PM||ABC||Columbus, Ohio|
|vs. Marshall||Saturday, Sept. 10||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|vs. California||Saturday, Sept. 17||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|at North Carolina||Saturday, Sept. 24||TBD||TBD||Chapel Hill, NC|
|vs. BYU (Las Vegas, NV)||Saturday, Oct. 8||7:30 PM||NBC||Las Vegas, NV|
|vs. Stanford||Saturday, Oct. 15||7:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|vs. UNLV||Saturday, Oct. 22||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|at Syracuse||Saturday, Oct. 29||TBD||TBD||Syracuse, NY|
|vs. Clemson||Saturday, Nov. 5||7:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|vs. Navy (Baltimore, MD)||Saturday, Nov. 12||12:00 PM||ABC/ESPN||Baltimore, MD|
|vs. Boston College||Saturday, Nov. 19||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|at USC||Saturday, Nov. 26||TBD||TBD||Los Angeles, CA|
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Players to know
Notre Dame’s 2022 depth chart is widely regarded as one of the best in the nation. At tight end, junior Michael Mayer is poised for a big year coming off an impressive 2021 season with 71 receptions and 840 yards receiving. He joins offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson as a member of the Phil Steele All-Independent first team.
Defensively, the Fighting Irish added Northwestern transfer Brandon Joseph, who was named to the AP first-team preseason All-America team, to their secondary this offseason. And, the team returns defensive end Isaiah Foskey, who charted 52 tackles and 11 sacks last season, leading Notre Dame’s lethal defense.
BOWL GAMES: When and where to watch every bowl game this season
The Fighting Irish had a strong 2021 season finishing with an 11-1 regular-season record, but ultimately fell to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a soul-crushing, two-point loss.
Here was the full, detailed schedule for Notre Dame’s 2021 football season, with results
2021 Notre Dame football results
|at Florida State||Sept. 5||W, 41-38 OT|
|vs.Toledo||Sept. 11||W, 32-29|
|vs. Purdue||Sept. 18||W, 27-13|
|vs. Wisconsin (Chicago, IL)||Sept. 25||W, 41-13|
|vs. Cincinnati||Oct 2||L, 24-13|
|at Virginia Tech||Oct 9||W, 32-29|
|vs. USC||Oct 23||W, 31-16|
|vs. North Carolina||Oct 30||W, 44-34|
|vs. Navy||Nov 6||W, 34-6|
|at Virginia||Nov 13||W, 28-3|
|vs. Georgia Tech||Nov 20||W, 55-0|
|at Stanford||Nov 27||W, 45-14|
|vs. Oklahoma State (Glendale, AZ)||Jan 1||L, 37-35|
HISTORY: College football programs with the most national titles
Notre Dame has played in the College Football Playoff twice: 2018 and 2020
Here is the upcoming schedule for the 2022-2023 CFP:
College Football Playoff schedule
|Semifinals||Fiesta Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Glendale, AZ|
State Farm Stadium
|Semifinals||Peach Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Atlanta, GA|
Mercedes Benz Stadium
|Championship||National Championship||Jan. 9, 2023||Los Angeles, CA||So-Fi Stadium|