3rd season under Head Coach Brian Kelly (formerly University of Cincinnati) the 29th head football coach at ND.
All home games are on NBC, all times are ET (South Bend Time). Tickets $73, up $3 ($83 for MI & STANFORD)
2012 Schedule
DateOpponentResult TVTimeSeriesSite (ND Rank #AP / #ESPN-USA Today)
Sept. 1NAVY50-10 CBS9:00a73-12-1 Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland (#24)
Sept. 8PURDUE20-17 NBC3:3056-26-2 NOTRE DAME STADIUM (#22)
Sep. 15#10 Michigan State20-3 ABC8:0047-28-1 Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI (#20)
Sep. 22#18 MICHIGAN13-6 NBC7:3016-23-1 NOTRE DAME STADIUM (#11)
Oct. 6#37/#33 MIAMI41-3 NBC7:3017-7-1 Soldier Field, Chicago, IL (#9)
Oct. 13#17 STANFORD20-13OT NBC3:3018-9-0 NOTRE DAME STADIUM (#7)
Oct. 20BYU17-14 NBC3:305-2-0 NOTRE DAME STADIUM (#5)
Oct. 27(#8) Oklahoma30-13 ABC8:009-1-0 Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK (#5)
Nov. 3PITTSBURGH29-26 3OT NBC3:3047-20-1 NOTRE DAME STADIUM (#4/#3 BCS)
Nov. 10Boston College21-6 ABC8:0013-9-0 Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA (#4)
Nov. 24@ #30 USC22-13 ABC8:0044-35-5 Memorial Coliseum, LA, CA (#1)
Discover BCS National Championship
Jan. 7#2 Alabama (12-1)14-42 ESPN8:305-2 Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL (#1)

Sept. 15 - ND 3-0 for 1st time since 2002. MSU had won 15 straight at home. The streak included a win over the Irish in 2010 on a fake field goal in overtime that preceded coach Mark Dantonio having a heart attack. ND is off to its best start since 2002 when Tyrone Willingham won his first 8 games.
Oct. 13 - ND offense fumbles in endzone (almost sacked) allowing only TD of game. Defense has allowed 0 TDs since 9.8 Purdue.
Nov. 3 - ND 9-0 for 1st time since 1993.
Nov 17 - #3 ND 11-0 for 1st time since 1989. #1 Kansas St & #2 Oregon both lost. ND should be #1 tomorrow.