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Notre Dame And Clemson Downplay,
Adapt To Dexter Lawrence's Absence

The matchup between the Irish offensive line and the Tigers defensive line will be among the top storylines on Saturday.

On Paper Part II: The Irish
Stack Up Well Versus 
The Tigers

The two programs appear to be evenly matched when looking at how they did versus their best common opponents.

Notre Dame vs. Clemson

Date: Dec. 29, 2018
Site: AT&T Stadium (80,000)
Kickoff: 4 p.m. ET
Television: ESPN
Radio: This broadcast can be heard live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (channel 129) and on Notre Dame’s IMG affiliates.
Series Facts: The Tigers lead the all-time series 2-1. The two programs have met just once since 1980, with Clemson claiming a 24-22 home victory over Notre Dame in 2015.
Head Coaches: Clemson — Dabo Swinney (114-30, 10th season); Notre Dame — Brian Kelly (80-34, ninth season).

Blue & Gold Trivia Question Of The Week:

This Cotton Bowl will mark the 11th time in Notre Dame’s now 37-game bowl history (18-18 overall) it will face an unbeaten opponent, with Clemson the first among them to reach 13-0. The Fighting Irish own a remarkable 8-2 record in such contests. How many of those victories occurred in the Cotton Bowl?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4


Pro Football Focus: Clemson's
Defensive Players


Grading The 2019 Class: Defense

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