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.
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.