The Notre Dame Fighting Irish could use a bounce-back performance, but it won’t come easy under the bright lights of Lane Stadium.
The Fighting Irish are coming off their first loss of the season. The No. 7 Cincinnati Bearcats came into Notre Dame Stadium and built a 17-0 first-half lead over the No. 9 Irish. Kyren Williams and Braden Lenzy found the end zone to help Notre Dame cut its deficit to 17-13 with 8:20 left in the game, but Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder ran in a touchdown to seal a 24-13 victory.
Brian Kelly’s squad doesn’t have time to look back on last weekend’s defeat. The Irish, down to No. 14 in the rankings, are hitting the road in Week 6 of the college football season to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in primetime.
Virginia Tech is 3-1 on the season with its lone loss coming against West Virginia on Sept. 18. The team got back in the win column against Richmond on Sept. 25 and had last week off. Though the Hokies are a beatable team on paper, all bets are off once “Enter Sandman” starts playing and the Lane Stadium crowd gets going.
Notre Dame will likely need to win out to compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Can the team rebound on the road, or will its title hopes be burned in Blacksburg?
Here is everything you need to know for Notre Dame-Virginia Tech.
How can I watch Notre Dame-Virginia Tech in Week 6?
The Notre Dame-Virginia Tech matchup kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. It will air live on ACC Network and can also be viewed on FuboTV (free trial).
Who is favored to win the Notre Dame-Virginia Tech game?
Here are the odds, according to our partner, PointsBet:
Moneyline: Virginia Tech -110 | Notre Dame -110
How can I watch Notre Dame football this season?
After playing a full ACC schedule in 2020, Fighting Irish football returned to its usual independent status, with five games against ACC opponents. Here is the full schedule and networks so far for Notre Dame’s other games this season:
- USC at Notre Dame: Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. ET, Peacock Premium and NBC
- North Carolina at Notre Dame: Saturday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. ET, Peacock Premium and NBC
- Navy at Notre Dame: Saturday, Nov. 6, 3:30 p.m. ET, Peacock Premium and NBC
- Notre Dame at Virginia: Saturday, Nov. 13, time and network TBD
- Georgia Tech at Notre Dame: Saturday, Nov. 20, 2:30 p.m. ET, Peacock Premium and NBC
- Notre Dame at Stanford: Saturday, Nov. 27, time and network TBD
What are Notre Dame’s chances of winning the national championship?
Georgia (+150) and Alabama (+160) have pulled ahead of the pack as heavy favorites to win the national championship, according to our partner, PointsBet. Ohio State and Oklahoma are further back but still in striking distance at +1500 or better odds. Notre Dame’s odds dropped from +3300 to +8000 following its loss to Cincinnati.
Here are the programs with the best national championship odds:
- Georgia, +150
- Alabama, +160
- Ohio State, +1200
- Oklahoma, +1500
- Cincinnati, +2500
- Iowa, +3000
- Penn State, +3300
- Michigan, +4000
- Oregon, +5000
- Texas, +6000
- Notre Dame, +8000
- Clemson, +8000
- Ole Miss, +8000
Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.