Rice Owls vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame hosts Rice to kick off the 2014 season. Last year, the Irish went 9-4, including a win over Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl. Rice finished 10-4 last season and won Conference USA.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV Coverage: NBC
Notre Dame Fighting Irish facts
Everett Golson is back at quarterback this season after missing all of last year due to an academic suspension.
The team recently suspended five players, including starters in wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, cornerback KeiVarae Russell and defensive end Ishaq Moore, due to possible academic dishonesty violations.
Brian Kelly is the first head coach in school history to go to bowl games in each of his first four seasons.
The Fighting Irish are 4-0 all-time in August.
Notre Dame is 99-20-5 (.818) in home openers, including 66-16-2 (.798) at Notre Dame Stadium.
Rice Owls facts
Rice has dropped 21 straight games to a ranked opponent.
The Owls were picked to finish second in the C-USA West Division.
Rice is 55-45-2 in season openers but has lost its last five.
The teams last played in 1988, with Rice falling 54-11.