I’m not sure if former Irish quarterback Ian Book will be interviewed during the game Saturday night, but Clemson football fans may want to hold on to their remote controls a little bit tighter when the Tigers and Irish battle Saturday night in South Bend.
This is a Notre Dame home game on NBC, the Notre Dame network, and as such, the crew is Notre Dame-focused.
Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play), Jason Garrett (analyst), and Zora Stephenson (sideline) will call the television broadcast.
Collinsworth is a Notre Dame graduate and is in his first season as the play-by-play voice for Notre Dame football.
Garrett, of course, is the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, while Stephenson is a graduate of Elon.
Don Munson, Tim Bourret, and Reggie Merriweather will present the game on the radio via the Clemson Athletic Network.
Clemson is 8-0 and ranked number 4 in the first College Football Playoff ranking of the 2022 season, while Notre Dame is 5-3, with one predictable loss (Ohio State) and two mind-benders (Marshall and Stanford, both at home).
This is the final road game of the season for the Tigers and perhaps the last real test as the Tigers will be heavily favored in their last three games of the season, all at Death Valley, where they haven’t lost since 2016.
The point spreads on the Clemson-Notre Dame matchup vary, going anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5 and ESPN’s FPI gives the Tigers a 64.8% chance of winning the game currently.
The Tigers lost on their last trip to Notre Dame by a score of 47-40 in 2020, with D.J. Uiagalelei playing in place of the COVID-stricken Trevor Lawrence.
Uiagalelei threw for 439 yards and two touchdowns, but Clemson couldn’t run the ball and suffered two sacks on their drive in the second OT.
That game was played in front of only 11,000 fans due to COVID restrictions.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change