Notre Dame enters the 2022 season coming off five consecutive seasons with double-digit wins. First-year head coach Marcus Freeman and the Fighting Irish, however, are aiming for more than just regular-season success this season as they look to secure the program’s first College Football Playoff title.
The Fighting Irish open the season against No. 2 Ohio State, a potential preview to a CFP game next year.
Here’s everything you need to know about Notre Dame’s 2022 regular-season football schedule.
2022 Notre Dame football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, scores
|at Ohio State||L, 21-10||Saturday, Sept. 3||7:30 PM||ABC||Columbus, Ohio|
|vs. Marshall||L, 26-21||Saturday, Sept. 10||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|vs. California||W, 24-17||Saturday, Sept. 17||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|at North Carolina||W, 45-32||Saturday, Sept. 24||3:30 PM||ABC||Chapel Hill, NC|
|vs. BYU (Las Vegas, NV)||Saturday, Oct. 8||7:30 PM||NBC/Peacock||Las Vegas, NV|
|vs. Stanford||Saturday, Oct. 15||7:30 PM||NBC/Peacock||Notre Dame, IN|
|vs. UNLV||Saturday, Oct. 22||2:30 PM||Peacock||Notre Dame, IN|
|at Syracuse||Saturday, Oct. 29||TBD||TBD||Syracuse, NY|
|vs. Clemson||Saturday, Nov. 5||7:30 PM||NBC/Peacock||Notre Dame, IN|
|vs. Navy (Baltimore, MD)||Saturday, Nov. 12||12:00 PM||ABC/ESPN||Baltimore, MD|
|vs. Boston College||Saturday, Nov. 19||2:30 PM||NBC||Notre Dame, IN|
|at USC||Saturday, Nov. 26||TBD||TBD||Los Angeles, CA|
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Players to know
Notre Dame’s 2022 depth chart is widely regarded as one of the best in the nation. At tight end, junior Michael Mayer is poised for a big year coming off an impressive 2021 season with 71 receptions and 840 yards receiving. He joins offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson as a member of the Phil Steele All-Independent first team.
Defensively, the Fighting Irish added Northwestern transfer Brandon Joseph, who was named to the AP first-team preseason All-America team, to their secondary this offseason. And, the team returns defensive end Isaiah Foskeywho charted 52 tackles and 11 sacks last season, leading Notre Dame’s lethal defense.
BOWL GAMES: When and where to watch every bowl game this season
The Fighting Irish had a strong 2021 season finishing with an 11-1 regular-season record, but ultimately fell to Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl in a soul-crushing, two-point loss.
Here was the full, detailed schedule for Notre Dame’s 2021 football season, with results
2021 Notre Dame football results
|at Florida State||Sept. 5||W, 41-38 OT|
|vs.Toledo||Sept. 11||W, 32-29|
|vs. Purdue||Sept. 18||W, 27-13|
|vs. Wisconsin (Chicago, IL)||Sept. 25||W, 41-13|
|vs. Cincinnati||Oct 2||L, 24-13|
|at Virginia Tech||Oct 9||W, 32-29|
|vs. USC||Oct 23||W, 31-16|
|vs. North Carolina||Oct 30||W, 44-34|
|vs. Navy||Nov 6||W, 34-6|
|at Virginia||Nov 13||W, 28-3|
|vs. Georgia Tech||Nov 20||W, 55-0|
|at Stanford||Nov 27||W, 45-14|
|vs. Oklahoma State (Glendale, AZ)||Jan 1||L, 37-35|
HISTORY: College football programs with the most national titles
Notre Dame has played in the College Football Playoff twice: 2018 and 2020
Here is the upcoming schedule for the 2022-2023 CFP:
College Football Playoff schedule
|Semifinals||Fiesta Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Glendale, AZ||
State Farm Stadium
|Semifinals||Peach Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Atlanta, GA||
Mercedes Benz Stadium
|Championship||National Championship||Jan. 9, 2023||Los Angeles, CA||So-Fi Stadium|