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Notre Dame-Michigan State Will Kick at 8 p.m. EDT

June 1, 2017

The 2017 University of Notre Dame road football game Sept. 23 at Michigan State will kick off at 8 p.m. EDT.

FOX Sports and the Big Ten Conference made the announcement yesterday.

The Irish play 11 football games in 2017 against teams that participated in bowl games following the 2016 campaign, and four of those postseason winners—USC, Georgia, Wake Forest and North Carolina State—will appear in Notre Dame Stadium.

In all, Brian Kelly’s eighth Notre Dame team will face seven 2017 opponents that claimed postseason victories a year ago. Road games at Boston College, Miami (Fla.) and Stanford are among those seven.

Here’s the full 2017 schedule, with only kickoff times for road games at North Carolina (Oct. 7), Miami (Nov. 11) and Stanford (Nov. 25) yet to be determined:

2017 Notre Dame Football Schedule

DATE Opponent Time Television
Sept. 2 Temple 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 9 Georgia 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Sept. 16 at Boston College Noon EDT ESPN
Sept. 23 at Michigan State 8 p.m. EDT FOX
Sept. 30 Miami (Ohio) 5 p.m. EDT NBCSN
Oct. 7 at North Carolina State TBD TBD
Oct. 14 Bye Week
Oct. 21 USC 7:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Oct. 28 North Carolina State 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Nov. 4 Wake Forest 3:30 p.m. EDT NBC
Nov. 11 at Miami (Fla.) TBD TBD
Nov. 18 Navy 3:30 p.m. EST NBC
Nov. 25 at Stanford TBD TBD

The 2017 schedule will feature seven home games for the first time since 2010, as the Irish take a one-year break from their Shamrock Series contests. Notre Dame’s 12 opponents combined for a 94-63 mark (.598) in 2016, while the seven teams coming to Notre Dame Stadium combined for a 57-36 record (.612).

Please note that South Bend observes Eastern time (including DST) year-round. In 2017, daylight time ends and standard time begins on Sunday, Nov. 5.