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Notre Dame vs. Temple: Who, what, when, where, why and by how much?

Michigan State Spartans v Notre Dame Fighting Irish

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 17: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot carries the school flag on the field before the game against the Michigan State Spartans on September 17, 2005 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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WHO? Notre Dame vs. Temple. The Irish finished 4-8 last season while the Owls went 10-4 to win the American Athletic Conference.

WHAT? The season opener for both teams will either allow Notre Dame a chance to finally move past the 2016 debacle or give Temple great reason to believe it can repeat as conference champions in coach Geoff Collins’ debut season.

WHEN? 3:30 p.m. ET. For those students already studying abroad in London, that will be 8:30 p.m. Admittedly, kickoff will be a little bit after the mid-hour chime. Estimate that delay at 12 minutes.

WHERE? Notre Dame Stadium, but if you are not among that crowd, tune in to NBC. If not near a television, head to Oh, you’re not going to be at a computer, then try the NBC Sports App on your handy mobile device.

If you cannot watch the game live and want to enjoy it in full later on, this should deliver you to the nirvana Jerry Seinfeld could not find in his eponymous series’ pilot:

WHY? An idealist would tell you this is what is done in the United States on fall Saturdays, especially when the temperature is in the low-70s and the sun is shining, as is expected at Notre Dame today. A cynic would quote two definitions from Ambrose Bierce’s “Devil’s Dictionary” —

ACADEME, n. An ancient school were morality and philosophy were taught.
ACADEMY, n. [from ACADEME] A modern school where football is taught.

A Notre Dame fan would tell you it has been 280 days since the Irish played and 294 days since they won a game.

BY HOW MUCH? Notre Dame 34, Temple 20.

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