25th ranked North Carolina and 2nd ranked Notre Dame meet for the 21st time Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.
- Notre Dame leads the series 18-2-0. Both Carolina victories occurred in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels scored a 12-7 decision in 1960 and beat the Fighting Irish, 29-24, in 2008.
- This will be just the the second game in the series when both teams are ranked. In the only previous time in 1950, No. 1 Notre Dame won 14-7 over No. 20 UNC in South Bend.
- In the previous 20 meetings, Notre Dame has been ranked in 13 of those. The Irish were ranked No. 1 in the country in three of the previous meetings and in the top 10 on eight occasions.
- North Carolina faced Notre Dame every season from 1949 to 1956 and 12 times between 1949 and 1962. This season will be the fourth meeting since.
Last Time Out:
- Sam Howell set school records for passing yards (550), total touchdowns (7) and passing touchdowns (6) in leading Carolina to a 59-53 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday, Nov. 14.
- Notre Dame extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 14 games following a 45-31 win at Boston College on Nov. 14. Brian Kelly recorded his 100th career win at Notre Dame, tying Lou Holtz for the second most all-time wins in program history.
Mack Brown vs Notre Dame:
- Mack Brown has never faced Notre Dame in his head coaching career that spans 32 seasons.
Kickoff : 3:30 p.m. ET
Television: ABC: Chris Fowler, play-by-play; Kirk Herbstreit, analyst; Maria Taylor, sideline
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Tar Heel Sports Network: Jones Angell, play-by-play; Lee Pace, analyst
Satellite Radio: Sirius (84), XM (84), Internet (84)
Website: A live radio broadcast of the Tar Heel Sports Network is available on UNC’s official athletic website, GoHeels.com, as well as through the TuneIn app.
Online Information: GoHeels.com (North Carolina); UND.com (Notre Dame)