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2019 Week 1-Notre Dame vs. Louisville

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Notre Dame Fighting Irish players including cornerback Shaun Crawford (#20), wide receiver Chase Claypool (#83) and linebacker Bo Bauer (#52) celebrate a special teams play during the Goodyear Cotton Bowl College Football Playoff Semifinal game between the Clemson Tigers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish on December 29, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Notre Dame (12-1) vs. Louisville (2-10)


-Notre Dame won 12 games in 2018 against FBS opponents (Michigan, Vanderbilt, Ball State, Wake Forest, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Pitt, Navy, Northwestern, Florida State, Syracuse and USC) who had a combined overall record of 81-74 or .522%. 

-The Irish won those twelve games by a total score of 405-207 or 16.5 ppg. 

-Notre Dame lost 1 game in 2018 in the College Football Playoff to Clemson (15-0) by a score of 30-3. 

-Notre Dame defeated 2 Big 10 teams in 2018 (Michigan & Northwestern) by a total score of 55-38 or 8.5 ppg. 

-Notre Dame defeated 5 ACC teams in 2018 (Wake Forest, Va. Tech, Pitt, FSU and Syracuse) by a total score of 198-80 or 16.0 ppg. 

-Notre Dame defeated 2 Pac-12 teams in 2018 (Stanford & USC) by a total score of 62-34 or 14.0 ppg. 


-Louisville hired former Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield for the 2019 season. 

-Louisville won 2 games in 2018 against one FBS opponent-Western Kentucky (3-9) by a score of 20-17. 

-The Cardinals also defeated FCS opponent Indiana State by a score of 31-7. 

-Louisville lost 10 games in 2018 against FBS opponents (Alabama, Virginia, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Wake Forest, Clemson, Syracuse, NC State and Kentucky) who had a combined overall record of 92-40 or .696%. 

-The Cardinals lost those ten games by a total score of 505-186 or 31.9 ppg. 








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