2016 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule and Predictions


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2015 Recap:  10-3.  The Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a solid year in 2015 but closed out the season with a Fiesta Bowl loss to Ohio State.  Brian Kelly has a good team returning led by DeShone Kizer at QB who could be contenders.

The Irish need to be ready for their opener at Texas.  The Longhorns should be ready for them.  If they win that, they’ve got the toughest games at home except for the season finale at USC.

2016 Football Schedule:

Date Opponent
3-Sep at Texas
10-Sep Nevada
17-Sep Michigan State
24-Sep Duke
1-Oct at Syracuse
8-Oct at NC State
15-Oct Stanford
29-Oct Miami
5-Nov Navy
12-Nov Army
19-Nov Virginia Tech
26-Nov at USC

So how will they do against this schedule in 2016?  We predict every game on the schedule.

2016 Football Predictions:

Date Opponent Win %
3-Sep at Texas 54%
10-Sep Nevada 70%
17-Sep Michigan State 49%
24-Sep Duke 62%
1-Oct at Syracuse 66%
8-Oct at NC State 54%
15-Oct Stanford 48%
29-Oct Miami 61%
5-Nov Navy 58%
12-Nov Army 80%
19-Nov Virginia Tech 65%
26-Nov at USC 41%

2016 Predicted Record:  9-3.  The Fighting Irish should be contenders and have three make or break games, Michigan State, Stanford and at USC.  If they can win at least 2 of the three, they should be in the hunt for the playoff.

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