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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish went undefeated in the regular season in 2012. Their lone loss came in the National Championship game. While the Irish may be without Manti Te’o and Everett Golson the expectations remain high for Brian Kelly’s squad.
Currently ranked No. 14, Notre Dame still views itself as a National Championship contender.
On Saturday the first game of the season will take place as the Temple Owls visit Notre Dame Stadium. Coverage of the game will air on NBC beginning at 3:30 pm ET.
So what are the betting odds on this one?
Notre Dame is a 29.5 point favorite against Temple. The over/under is currently 53 total points.
Even without Te’o, a big key to Notre Dame early on this season will be the eight returning members of the defense. Notre Dame ranked seventh in defense last season and this years squad is out to show that 2012 was no fluke.
Temple averaged the fifth-fewest passing yards (120.8) in the FBS last year, ahead of only Army, Navy, Air Force and New Mexico.
Matt Rhule, new head coach at Temple, has installed a no-huddle offense which he hopes will provide some balance to the teams play calling this season.
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Notre Dame is widely considered one of the premier academic institutions in the United States and deservedly so. However, that doesn't mean they aren't suceptible to a spelling error every now and then.It appears as though there is a glaring spelling error on plastic souvenir cups being sold at Notre Dame's game against the Temple Owls on Saturday.Uh oh.The cups read...
Well, here we are friends and neighbors. Today is the day that your Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish take the field again against Temple for their official start to the 2013 season.
In the first two parts of my season preview, we took in depth looks at both sides of the team: The offense and the defense. Now that we’ve covered those areas, the most fun – and most difficult – part...
It was solid first game for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Temple Owls. Or, should be be calling the Notre Dame Fig Things? We are pretty sure that tens of thousands of these cups made the rounds at Notre Dame Stadium: MMMMMM figs No, not those! These: Yeah, those are gross too. GO FIGS GO!!! H/T @DaveSobo3
“Irish Chocolate” Louis Nix III looks to lead the Fighting Irish defense to another stellar season in 2013.
In part 1 of my Notre Dame 2013 season preview, we took an in-depth look at the Irish offense and the changes and challenges they may face heading into this year. In part 2 of this 3 part series, we focus on the other side of the ball: The defense.
As much change as there...
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says wide receiver Luke Massa will be the third-string quarterback for the 14th-ranked Fighting Irish on Saturday because freshman Malik Zaire has not been medically cleared to play against Temple as he recovers from mononucleosis.
Kelly said Thursday that Massa took snaps during practice this week to get him ready to play. Massa was recruited to Notre...
Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees discusses the Irish's 28-6 win over Temple in week one.
OH MY GOD WE ARE FINALLY READY FOR THE 2013 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SEASON!!! Finally after the offseason that just would not die, we can finally put most of that mess behind us and play some real, actual football.
The Irish are looking to get off to a good start, and in all honesty... they want to bury the last 7 months 6 feet deep right next to these so called "Owls"...
For the first time in what seems like ages, there is little buzz around the storied Notre Dame football program despite coming up one win shy of the school’s 12th national championship and off the team’s best season since 1988. Notre Dame begins 2013 ranked 14th and at home on Saturday against Temple. The roster [...]