The Buckeyes travel to face the Fighting Irish in a Week 4 matchup of top-10 college football teams, marking the eighth time since the 1935 season that these two teams have met, but only the third time under the watchful eye of Touchdown Jesus.
The Wake Forest transfer quarterback Sam Hartman has resuscitated the Fighting Irish offense, throwing for 1,061 yards and 13 touchdowns with zero interceptions, while running back Audric Estime has rushed for almost 500 yards and scored five times.
Ohio State has probably the best receiving corps in college football and also presents a dangerous challenge on the ground, but the offense is still finding its footing despite quarterback Kyle McCord’s efficient performance in a blowout win over Western Kentucky.
This is a rematch of last year’s opening game, which also featured two ranked teams and was won by Ohio State (who went on to make the College Football Playoff) by a score of 21-10. This year’s game is expected to have a similar impact on which teams make the semifinals.
This is the biggest game of Marcus Freeman’s brief career, and the Irish have plenty of weapons to keep things interesting. Veteran transfer quarterback Sam Hartman is a skilled technician who has already thrown for over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he leads an efficient and balanced offense with the help of 500-plus yard rusher Audric Estime, who averages over 8 yards per carry.
With NFL-ready threats like Marvin Harrison, Jr. and Emeka Egbuka (3 TD catches each) at wide receiver and a strong rushing attack posting 5.2 ypc led by TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams, who have 6 of OSU’s 7 rushing touchdowns, Ohio State has arguably the single-greatest rotation of overall skill talent in the nation.
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Information
- Date: 09/23/2023
- Time: 07:30 PM ET
- Location: Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN.
- How to Watch Ohio State vs Notre Dame: NBC
- Live Stream: fubo.tv