Tuesday, August 11, 2015

2015 Notre Dame Game By Game Predictions

As we draw closer to the start of the 2015 regular season, here are my game by game predictions for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, with some key returning starters:

Notre Dame  9-3

Key Returning Starters: Quarterback Malik Zaire, Wide Receiver Will Fuller and Linebacker Jaylon Smith

vs Texas W 35-10
at Virginia W 45-31
vs Georgia Tech  L 13-24
vs Massachusetts W 52-7
at Clemson W 30-28
vs Navy W 38-27
vs USC L 9-13
at Temple W 42-21
at Pittsburgh W 17-3
vs Wake Forest W 38-34
vs Boston College W 33-18

at Stanford L 42-21

Key Schedule Notes For The Fighting Irish:

For the first time since 1916, Notre Dame will not have a Big Ten team on its regular season schedule.  

A huge factor as to why the Irish do not play any Big Ten teams is their current agreement with the Atlantic Coast Conference where it must play at least five opponents per season as part of having all of the other sports in the league.

Conference Opponents Breakdown:

ACC- 6
Pac-12- 2
Big 12- 1
Mid-American Conference- 1
Independent- 1

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