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!