The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will host the South Florida Bulls at 2:30 p.m. Saturday under sunny, dry skies at Notre Dame Stadium.
The forecast calls for temperatures in the low 60s throughout the game, with no rain and only light breezes expected in the immediate area. The temperatures — high of 64 degrees; low of 40 degrees — are cooler than the historic average for the same day on campus. The temperature typically ranges between 73 and 52, with last year’s Sept. 19 being a warmer-than-usual 85 degrees.
The last time the Irish played at home on Sept. 19 was in 2015, when DeShone Kizer — making his first career start — helped No. 8 Notre Dame beat the No. 14 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 30-22. The temperature at the 3:30 kickoff for that game was 66 degrees with 15 mph winds. In 2009, the Irish hosted the Michigan State Spartans with the temperate at kickoff being 71 degrees.
Just a reminder for those watching at home: This game will be broadcast on the USA Network, not NBC. Go Irish!