The first college football playoff rankings came out earlier this week with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish having the No. 5 spot, just one away from making the playoff. Notre Dame will look to improve on their 7-1 record for the season on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Heinz Field to face the 6-2 Pittsburgh Panthers. While this is a non-conference game, it is a very important game for both teams moving forward this season.
The Irish had last week off after beating USC 41-31 on October 17 and have won two straight. DeShone Kizer has 1,669 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions for the season. Will Fuller is averaging over 20 yards a catch with 37 receptions for 748 yards and nine touchdowns while on the ground, C.J. Prosise is approaching 1,000 yards for the season with 947 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Notre Dame likely has to win out to make the playoff.
The Panthers are coming off of a very disappointing 26-19 loss to North Carolina on October 29. Nathan Peterman has been strong at quarterback with 1,373 passing yards, ten touchdowns and three interceptions. Tyler Boyd has clearly been Peterman’s favorite choice with 63 catches for 578 yards and four touchdowns. Qadree Ollison can’t be discounted in the run game with 716 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Pittsburgh needs to get back on the winning track before returning to ACC play.
What time is the Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh game?
The Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh game will begin at Noon Eastern.
What date and channel will the Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh game be on?
The Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh game will be played on Saturday, November 7 and can be seen on ABC.