Virginia-Notre Dame is Only Matchup Featuring Two Top-20 Teams This Weekend
Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, Chris Simms, Kathryn Tappen and Terry McAulay to Call Matchup
Liam McHugh to Host Halftime Coverage with Simms On-Site at Notre Dame Stadium
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 25, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its 29th season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this weekend, when QB Ian Book and the No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-1) host the No. 18 Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
Virginia-Notre Dame is one of only two games featuring teams both ranked in the Top 25 this weekend (No. 21 USC at No. 17 Washington) and it is the only matchup featuring two Top 20 schools. Only the third meeting between the schools, Virginia visits South Bend this weekend for the first time in school history. Notre Dame has won the previous two matchups, most recently defeating Virginia 34-27 in Charlottesville in 2015. The Fighting Irish also won the first meeting between the schools in 1989.
NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football commentary team is led by Mike Tirico, who is in his third full season as the voice of Notre Dame Football on NBC. He’ll be joined in the booth by Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, who serves as lead analyst for Notre Dame Football on NBC, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen and rules analyst Terry McAulay.
NBC analyst and former University of Texas & NFL quarterback Chris Simms will serve as an in-game sideline analyst, breaking down the action and providing insights from the field. Liam McHugh hosts studio coverage of Notre Dame on NBC, alongside Simms.
In this weekend’s U.S. Bank Countdown to Kickoff opening segment, McHugh and Simms will report from among the fans in the stands within Notre Dame Stadium.
The Fighting Irish fell to 2-1 following a hard-fought 23-17 road loss to No. 3-ranked Georgia last week. Book passed for 275 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, and TE Cole Kmet led the team with nine receptions for 108 yards with a touchdown catch.
The Cavaliers are off to an undefeated 4-0 start this season, highlighted by wins against Pittsburgh and Florida State. Last week, Virginia knocked off Old Dominion, 28-17, at home behind QB Bryce Perkins’ two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing).
REMAINING 2019 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE
|Sat., Sept. 28||3:30 p.m.||vs. #18 Virginia|
|Sat., Oct. 5||3:30 p.m.||vs. Bowling Green|
|Sat., Oct. 12||7:30 p.m.||vs. #21 USC|
|Sat., Nov. 2||2:30 p.m.||vs. Virginia Tech|
|Sat., Nov. 16||2:30 p.m.||vs. Navy|
|Sat., Nov. 23||2:30 p.m.||vs. Boston College|
NBC SPORTS GOLD TO OFFER DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER LIVE STREAMING PRODUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL FANS
NBC Sports Gold’s international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available now, giving fans in 13 countries access to every Fighting Irish home game during the 2019 season. The direct-to-consumer pass will offer fans abroad comprehensive coverage of seven Notre Dame football home games live and on-demand, available online at NBCSportsGold.com and via the NBC Sports Gold app on Apple iOS and Android.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available for purchase now for $49.99, and features all seven home games in the 2019 season. The pass is available in 13 countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. USD or EUR pricing is available. “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is not available to customers in the U.S. Click here for more information.
INSIDE THE IRISH ON NBCSPORTS.COM
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its popular Inside The Irish blog, as Notre Dame Football insider Douglas Farmer covers the Irish from all angles throughout the 2019 season.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame Football on NBC season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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