Those outside of the Notre Dame circle hoping to attend a game in South Bend should consider alternate plans after the school announced it’s stadium policies on Monday.
While I understand fully why Notre Dame is taking this route, it’s a blow to visiting fans who were hoping to visit South Bend this fall, especially for Clemson fans.
The Tigers haven’t played there since 1979, a 16-10 win, and fans of the orange and white will have to wait a little while longer until they’re able to cheer on Clemson inside Notre Dame Stadium.
The Nov. 7 showdown will not only have college football playoff implications but help decide who plays for this year’s Championship in Charlotte. The showdown between the Tigers and Fighting Irish has already been tagged as one the top games of the season.
Clemson leads the overall series 3-1 but the two teams are no strangers as of late. In 2015, the No. 6 Fighting Irish and No. 12 Tigers produced an instant classic during a monsoon stemming from Hurricane Joaquin as Deshaun Watson and company held off the Irish, 24-22.
The Tigers sealed the deal with a stopped two-point conversion after Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer found Torii Hunter, Jr. on a one-yard toss to pull within two points with just seven seconds left in regulation.
In a highly-anticipated rematch for the 2018 Cotton Bowl and CFP Semifinal, it was once again the orange and white coming away victorious, 30-3. Clemson true-freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence was 27-of-39 passing for 327 yards and three touchdowns and out-dueled Ian Book who finished 17-of-34 passing for 160 yards and one touchdown.