Notre Dame

Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame will kick off its Oct. 17 home game against USC at 7:30 pm ET on NBC, making it the second home prime time start of the season.

Notre Dame will open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against Texas at 7:30 p.m. ET as well. NBC's contract with Notre Dame calls for five prime time kickoffs over a rolling two-year period, two of which are locked in as Shamrock Series games. So every other year, the Irish will host two night games at Notre Dame Stadium.

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Notre Dame's annual Shamrock Series game kicks off Nov. 21 at 7:30 PM ET on NBC against Boston College at Fenway Park. All of Notre Dame's other home games -- Sept. 19 vs. Georgia Tech, Sept. 26 vs. UMass, Oct. 10 vs. Navy and Nov. 14 vs. Wake Forest will kick off at 3:30 pm ET.

2015's Notre Dame-USC game is the third consecutive meeting between the two teams in South Bend that will kick off in prime time.