Tuesday October 7th, 2014

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

North Carolina (2-3) tries to turn its season around when it visits No. 6 Notre Dame (5-0) at Notre Dame Stadium. The Tar Heels are coming off a 34-17 loss at home to Virginia Tech, their third straight defeat. The Irish held off then-No. 14 Stanford at home last week 17-14.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series between the two teams 16-2, although North Carolina’s 29-24 win in Chapel Hill in the teams’ last meeting was vacated due to NCAA violations.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

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

Radio: For a list of Notre Dame affiliates, click here. For a list of North Carolina affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Notre Dame

10/04: Notre Dame 17, Stanford 14

Notre Dame earned a victory on Everett Golson’s 23-yard touchdown pass to tight end Ben Koyack with 1:01 remaining. Notre Dame is 5-0 for the second time in three seasons. The Irish have not allowed a point in the third quarter through five games.

09/27: Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15

The Fighting Irish scored at least 30 points in each of their first four games. Quarterback Everett Golson completed 25 consecutive passes in the second and third quarters, falling one short of the FBS record set by Dominique Davis of East Carolina in 2011. Golson’s streak broke the school record of 14 set by Ron Powlus in 1997 and matched by both Brady Quinn in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and Tommy Rees in 2011.

09/13: Notre Dame 30, Purdue 14

The Irish improved to 6-0 in Shamrock Series games. Notre Dame is now 6-2 all-time playing in Indianapolis, but the victory over Purdue was its first win there since beating Butler in 1922. Kyle Brindza’s 49th career field goal, a 19-yarder in the second quarter, moved him into second place in school history, trailing only John Carney’s 51 from 1984-86.

09/06: Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0

The 31-point win was the Fighting Irish’s largest in the series against the Wolverines. The previous mark was a 23-point win in 1943. This was the first time Notre Dame shut out Michigan in 42 meetings. The Irish did not commit a turnover, improving to 15-0 under coach Brian Kelly when playing turnover-free.

08/30: Notre Dame 48, Rice 17

The 48 points for the Fighting Irish were their most in a home opener since 1999 against KansasIt was Notre Dame’s 100th victory in home openers; the program is now 100-20-5 all-time in its first home game. Everett Golson’s three rushing touchdowns tied a Notre Dame record for a quarterback, matching Paul Hornung against North Carolina in 1956 and Jarious Jackson against Stanford in 1998.

North Carolina

10/04: Virginia Tech 34, North Carolina 17

Quarterback Marquise Williams accounted for 281 of the Tar Heels’ 323 yards of total offense, throwing for 187 yards and rushing for 94. Wide receiver Quinshad Davis caught his 18th career touchdown pass, tying him for third in school history with Art Weiner (1946-49). He is three shy of Hakeem Nicks’ school record of 21. Cornerback M.J. Stewart had his first career interception in the fourth quarter, giving the Heels at least one pick in each of their five games this season.

09/27: Clemson 50, North Carolina 35

Quarterback Marquise Williams threw four touchdown passes, doubling his season total to eight. Safety Sam Smiley had his first career interception. The loss was North Carolina’s third straight defeat in ACC openers.

09/20: East Carolina 70, North Carolina 41

The Tar Heels surrendered a school-record 789 yards of total offense, topping the old mark of 669 set by Utah in 2004. Three different players threw touchdown passes for North Carolina: Quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw a 10-yard score to Jack Tabb, punter Tommy Hibbard hit Eric Albright for a 29-yard touchdown, and wide receiver Ryan Switzer tossed a 35-yard touchdown to T.J. ThorpeJunior Gnonkonde blocked a field goal in the first half, the first blocked kick for the Tar Heels since Bruce Carter's at Virginia in 2008.

09/06: North Carolina 31, San Diego State 27

The Tar Heels came back from a 21-7 deficit, taking the lead on a two-yard run by Elijah Hood with 8:01 to go. Brian Walker had a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown, and Mack Hollins hauled in a 91-yard scoring reception from Marquise Williams, the first time in North Carolina history the Heels has had two plays of 90 yards or longer in the same game. Tim Scott sealed the win with an interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left.

08/30: North Carolina 56, Liberty 29

The Tar Heels pulled away by scoring four touchdowns in the third quarter after falling behind 22-21.North Carolina’s 28 points in the third quarter came in a span of just 3:49. The teams combined for 10 turnovers that led to 49 points.

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