Week 1 college football games don’t get much better than the clash in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday.
No. 2 Ohio State and No. 5 Notre Dame will open their seasons against each other at Ohio Stadium. The game has major College Football Playoff implications.
The Buckeyes are coming off a disappointing season in which they lost an early-season non-conference matchup to Oregon before faltering against rival Michigan for the first time since 2011, which paved the way for the Wolverines to reach the College Football Playoff for the first time in program history.
But Ohio State put on an offensive show in the Rose Bowl against Utah, winning 48-45 behind a record-setting performance from wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and quarterback C.J. Stroud. Even after the Buckeyes sent top wide receivers Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave to the NFL, their offense is still loaded.
It was a tumultuous past year for the Fighting Irish. They lost to Cincinnati in the regular season, a defeat that ultimately kept them out of the CFP. Before the season was over, coach Brian Kelly left for LSU, leaving Marcus Freeman to coach the Fighting Irish in their bowl game against Oklahoma State.
Freeman was later elevated to full-time head coach, and his era at Notre Dame will officially get underway in 2022. There was turnover at crucial positions as quarterback Jack Coan and running back Kyren Williams left for the NFL. Tyler Buchner will be under center for the Fighting Irish this year. But all eyes will be on tight end Michael Mayer, who is ranked No. 1 at his position in the 2023 NFL Draft class by ESPN. He caught a team-leading 71 passes for 840 yards and seven scores in 2021.
Here’s all the information you need to watch the No. 2 Buckeyes host the No. 5 Fighting Irish on Saturday.
What channel is Ohio State vs. Notre Dame on today?
- TV channel (national): ABC
- Live stream: ESPN+, ESPN app, fuboTV
The high-profile season opener between the Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish will be broadcast nationally on ABC. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be on the call.
The game can also be streamed on the ESPN app or with ESPN+. There will also be an option to stream ABC’s coverage with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Ohio State vs. Notre Dame start time
- Date: Saturday, Sept. 3
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
The 2022 season will begin for both these top-five teams at 7:30 p.m. ET at Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio State schedule 2022
|Date||Opponent||Start time (ET)|
|Sept. 3||vs. No. 5 Notre Dame||7:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 10||vs. Arkansas State||Noon|
|Sept. 17||vs. Toledo||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 24||vs. No. 18 Wisconsin*||TBD|
|Oct. 1||vs. Rutgers*||3:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 8||at No. 15 Michigan State*||TBD|
|Oct. 22||vs. Iowa*||TBD|
|Oct. 29||at Penn State*||TBD|
|Nov. 5||at Northwestern*||TBD|
|Nov. 12||vs. Indiana*||TBD|
|Nov. 19||at Maryland*||TBD|
|Nov. 26||vs. No. 8 Michigan||oon|
* Big Ten Conference game
Notre Dame schedule 2022
|Date||Opponent||Start time (ET)|
|Sept. 3||at No. 2 Ohio State||7:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 10||vs. Marshall||2:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 17||vs. California||2:30 p.m.|
|Sept. 24||at North Carolina||TBD|
|Oct. 8||vs. No. 25 BYU||7:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 15||vs. Stanford||7:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 22||vs. UNLV||2:30 p.m.|
|Oct. 29||at Syracuse||TBD|
|Nov. 5||vs. No. 4 Clemson||7:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 12||vs. Navy||12 p.m.|
|Nov. 19||vs. Boston College||2:30 p.m.|
|Nov. 26||at No. 14 USC||TBD|