Game time, TV set for Notre Dame’s ninth visit to UNC

By R.L. Bynum

Carolina’s Sept. 24 home game with Notre Dame has been set for 3:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN or ABC. It’s the fourth consecutive Kenan Stadium game against the Irish that has started at 3:30 p.m., with the previous three airing on ABC.

It will be Notre Dame’s ninth game at Kenan Stadium, and both of UNC’s wins (although one vacated) have come in Chapel Hill.

The Irish will play a new quarterback after sophomore Tyler Buchner suffered a significant sprain in his non-throwing arm in their 26–21 loss to Marshall and is likely out for the season. The new starter is expected to be junior Drew Pyne, who was 3 of 6 for 20 yards with one touchdown, one interception and one sack in relief of Buchner.

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While UNC (3–0) has an open date this weekend, Notre Dame (0–2) will play host at 2:30 p.m. Saturday to Cal (NBC).

When Notre Dame came to Chapel  Hill in 2020 (31–17 Irish win), 2017 (a 33–10 Notre Dame victory) and 2008 (a 29–24 UNC win that the NCAA later vacated), all games both started at 3:30 p.m. and aired on ABC. All Irish home games, including the 44–34 UNC loss in 2021, the 50–43 loss in 2014 and the 45–26 defeat in 2006, air on NBC.

Notre Dame has won the last four meetings and 10 of the last 11 and leads the series 20–2 (officially 21–1 because of the vacated UNC victory).

Notre Dame won 42–6 in the first meeting in 1949 at Yankee Stadium.

UNC-Notre Dame series

1949 — L, 42–6 at Yankee Stadium
1950 — L, 14–7 at South Bend
1951 — L, 12–7 at Chapel Hill
1952 — L, 34–14 at South Bend
1953 — L, 34–14 at Chapel Hill
1954 — L, 42–13 at South Bend
1955 — L, 27–7 at Chapel Hill
1956 — L, 21–14 at South Bend
1958 — L, 34–23 at South Bend
1959 — L, 28–8 at South Bend
1960 — W, 12–7 at Chapel Hill
1962 — L, 21–7 at South Bend
1965 — L, 17–0 at South Bend
1966 — L, 32–0 at South Bend
1971 — L, 16–0 at South Bend
1975 — L, 21–13 at Chapel Hill
2006 — L, 45–26 at South Bend
2008 — W*, 29–24 at Chapel Hill
2014 — L, 50–43 at South Bend
2017 — L, 33–10 at Chapel Hill
2020 — L, 31–17 at Chapel Hill
2021 — L, 44–34 at South Bend
*win vacated because of NCAA penalty (revised record 1–19)

DateMonth/dayTime/scoreLocationOpponent
(current rank)
TV/
record
August
27SaturdayW, 56–24HomeFlorida A&M1–0
September
3SaturdayW, 63–61BooneAppalachian State2–0
10SaturdayW, 35–28AtlantaGeorgia State 3–0
24SaturdayL, 45–32HomeNotre Dame 3–1
October
1SaturdayW, 41–10HomeVirginia Tech 4–1, 1–0 ACC
8Saturday4 p.m.Miami
Gardens, Fla.
Miami ESPN2
15SaturdayTBADurhamDukeTBA
29SaturdayTBAHomeNo. 24 PittsburghTBA
November
5SaturdayTBACharlottesvilleVirginiaTBA
12SaturdayTBAWinston-SalemNo. 22 Wake Forest TBA
19SaturdayTBAHomeGeorgia Tech TBA
25FridayNoon,
1 or 3:30
HomeNo. 10 N.C. State ABC or
ESPN

ACC pool photo from 2020 game in Kenan Stadium

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