Nov. 10, 2015
TIME, DATE AND PLACE
* 3:30 p.m. ET; Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
* Notre Dame Stadium (80,795); Notre Dame, Indiana
* NBC national telecast with Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analysis), Kathryn Tappen (sideline), Rob Hyland (producer) and Pierre Moossa (director).
* NBC Sports Network will also have live pre-game and post-game shows featuring Liam McHugh (host), Jonathan Vilma (analyst) and Hines Ward (analyst).
* IMG College Sports is the exclusive national rights-holder for Irish football radio broadcasts. Notre Dame games will be broadcast to 117 affiliates by Don Criqui (play-by-play) and Allen Pinkett (analysis). This broadcast can be heard live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (channel 129).
* The broadcast will be preceded by a one hour pre-game show hosted by Tony Castricone with Criqui, Pinkett and interviews conducted by Jack Nolan. It will be followed by a national post-game show hosted by Castricone, Criqui and Pinkett.
* All games can be heard in South Bend on WSBT 96.1 FM & 960 AM, and Sunny 101.5 FM.
* Saturday will be the 249th straight sellout at Notre Dame Stadium. Every Irish home game since the final two home games in 1964 has been a sellout except one — a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force. Come Saturday, Notre Dame will have played in front of sellouts in 298 of its last 299 home games.
* Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 283 of its previous 332 games (.852) overall. Notre Dame has played before 654 sellouts in 933 total games (.701) since 1930.
* Notre Dame is 2-0 against Wake Forest, claiming both a 2012 game at Notre Dame Stadium and a 2011 contest in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
* Notre Dame: Brian Kelly, 53-21 at Notre Dame (6th year), 224-78-2 overall (25th year), 2-0 vs. WFU
* Wake Forest: Dave Clawson, 6-15 at WFU (2nd year), 96-95 overall (16th year), 0-0 vs. Notre Dame
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
* Notre Dame is looking to finish a season undefeated and untied at Notre Dame Stadium for the 26th time and just the second since 1998, joining the 2012 squad.
COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
14 QB DeShone Kizer (number 14) posted a career-best 221.18 efficiency rating last week at Pitt, completing 19 of 26 passes for 262 yards and five TDs.
13 The last Notre Dame lineman with more than Sheldon Day’s 11.5 tackles for loss in one season was current Pittsburgh Steeler Stephon Tuitt with 13 in 2012.
12 RB C.J. Prosise has 11 rushing TDs this year. His next one, his 12th, will tie him for ninth place on the school’s single season record chart.
11 Notre Dame has 89 combined plays of at least 12 yards rushing and 20 yards passing in 2015, a sum which ties North Carolina for 11th in the nation.
10 Notre Dame has scored 10 TDs this year of at least 50 yards. It is the most since the 1988 consensus national championship team also scored 10 TDs of at least 50 yards.
9 LB Jaylon Smith (number nine) is a midseason first-team All-American. he leads the Irish with 73 tackles on the season.
8 WR Will Fuller has eight TD catches of at least 30 yards on the season and six TD catches of at least 45 yards. He has scores from 46 and 47 yards at Pitt.
7 Notre Dame has had at least one 100-yard rusher in seven of its nine games this year.. At Pitt, Josh Adams had his second of the year, scampering for 147 yards – one shy of matching the school freshman record.
6 Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has won at least eight games in each of his first six years at Notre Dame. No other Irish coach has ever opened their tenure at the school with more than four such seasons (Dan Devine).
5 Notre Dame’s four opponents in October are 30-5 on the year with three of those five losses coming against the Irish.
4 Will Fuller ranks fourth in the nation with his 12 receiving TDs.
3 Three of Tyler Newsome’s four punts at Pitt went for at least 50 yards. The first-year starting punter now has 11 boots of at least 50 yards on the season.
2 Will Fuller stands second in school history with 28 career TD catches. During the Pitt game, he surpassed both Jeff Samardzija and Golden Tate.
1 This week’s game is the 200th between Notre Dame and a current member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Irish have only faced current Big Ten teams (386) more all-time.
0 No Notre Dame player has ever accounted for more points in a road game than DeShone Kizer’s 36 last week at Pitt.