Notre Dame announces 2022 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have finalized their 2022 football schedule, the school announced on Tuesday.

Notre Dame is scheduled to open the 2022 season on Saturday, Sept. 3 on the road against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Fighting Irish then host consecutive games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The Marshall Thundering Herd visit on Sept. 10, followed by the California Golden Bears on Sept. 17.

Notre Dame then heads out for their first ACC tilt of the season against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sept. 24. Their only open date of the season follows on Oct. 1.

On Oct. 8, Notre Dame will play their annual Shamrock Series game against the BYU Cougars at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Next, Notre Dame returns to South Bend to host back-to-back games against the Stanford Cardinal on Oct. 15 and the UNLV Rebels on Oct. 22. The Irish close out the month of October on the road against the Syracuse Orange on Oct. 29.

The Clemson Tigers are set to visit Notre Dame Stadium on Nov. 5, one week before the Fighting Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. (Nov. 12). That’s followed by Notre Dame’s final home game of the season on Nov. 19 against the Boston College Eagles.

Notre Dame closes out the 2022 regular-season with a trip to take on the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 26.

The 2022 season will be the first for Notre Dame under new head coach Marcus Freeman. Freeman was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach this season and ascended to the head position after Brian Kelly left for LSU.

2022 Notre Dame Football Schedule

  • 09/03 – at Ohio State
  • 09/10 – Marshall
  • 09/17 – California
  • 09/24 – at North Carolina
  • 10/01 – OFF
  • 10/08 – vs BYU (in Las Vegas, NV)
  • 10/15 – Stanford
  • 10/22 – UNLV
  • 10/29 – at Syracuse
  • 11/05 – Clemson
  • 11/12 – vs Navy (in Baltimore, MD)
  • 11/19 – Boston College
  • 11/26 – at USC

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Comments (19)

Just noticed they’re only playing 4 ACC teams in 2022. I thought their deal with the ACC was they had to play 5 ACC teams in football?

Leading the season with Ohio State… Ouch!
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If only they’d joined the ACC, they’d be in the CFO this year… Good luck Coach Marcus!

You never know… Oregon started out with Ohio State this year, and we saw how that turned out.

I agree if your going to beat Ohio St. especially in “The Shoe” recent history suggests getting them early is the way to do it. See Oregon this year and Virginia Tech in 2014. I think the season comes down to Ohio St. Clemson and maybe USC or BYU. 8-4 would probably be an absolute worse case scenario next year for coach Freeman. Best case scenario they go undefeated and probably ranked #1 in the final rankings, especially if Clemson and Ohio St. have 10-11 win seasons.

Actually this schedule is not as strong as it first seems.

Only Six teams are Bowl Eligible in 2021, 4 have records over .500 at the end of the regular season. Only three are ranked in the final committee Top 25, one is making a New Years Six bowl and none made the playoff in 2021.
Ohio St New Years Six
Clemson and BYU are also ranked in the Committee’s Top 25
Marshall is 7-5
UNC and BC are 6-6 and among the 83 Bowl Eligible teams
Cal, USC, Stanford, UNLV, Navy and Syracuse are among the 47 Non Bowl eligible teams in 2021 for FBS.

If Notre Dame is the 26th best team they could go 9-3

Tom,

You are right on. However, seems it’s about National Recruiting, fan/advertiser exposure, and revenue for all teams, if really necessary.

Good for College Football, too!!!!

Great schedule!!! Congrats to ALL at N. D. and opponents.

This schedule can only enhance recruiting and fan appreciation.

Congrats and thanks to all who made it possible.

Jim Chett
PA/USA