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THI Football Central: Notre Dame

Carolina takes its shot at Brian Kelly's second-ranked Irish in a day after Thanksgiving showdown in Chapel Hill.
Carolina takes its shot at Brian Kelly's second-ranked Irish in a day after Thanksgiving showdown in Chapel Hill. (Joe Raymond)

GAME DAY INFORMATION

LINE: Notre Dame -9

DATE: Friday, November 27, 2020

WHERE: Kenan Stadium (50,500); Chapel Hill, North Carolina

TIME/TV: 3:30 pm/ABC (Chris Fowler, play-by-play; Kirk Herbstreit, analyst; Maria Taylor, sideline )

LIVE AUDIO: GoHeelsTV (FREE); SIRIUS (84) XM (84) SXM Online (84)

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SERIES vs. UNC: Notre Dame leads 17-1

LAST MEETING: Notre Dame 33 Carolina 10 (October 7, 2017)

STREAK: Notre Dame has won the last two meetings since Carolina topped the Irish 29-24 in 2008. That win was later vacated due to NCAA penalties.

LOCATION: Notre Dame, Indiana

ENROLLMENT: 12,614

SCHOOL COLOR: Blue & Gold

STADIUM (cap.): Notre Dame Stadium (77,622)

SURFACE: FieldTurf

CONFERENCE: Atlantic Coast Conference (2020)

2019 RECORD: 11-2 overall

HEAD COACH: Brian Kelly (271-94-2 overall, 100-37 at ND)

OFFENSE/DEFENSE: Spread/Multiple

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

NOTRE DAME (8-0, 7-0 ACC)

RANKINGS: #2 CFP, #2 AP, #2 Coaches, #6 FPI, #13 Sagarin

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: #69 (Remaining SOS: #14)

STREGTH OF RECORD: #3

OFFENSE (per game): 37.6 points, 102.0 rushing, 228.8 passing, 462.2 yards

DEFENSE (per game): 16.6 points, 44.0 rushing, 219.0 passing, 304.1 yards

NORTH CAROLINA (6-2, 6-2 ACC)

RANKINGS: #19 CFP, #25 AP, #23 Coaches, #22 FPI, #22 Sagarin

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: #64 (Remaining SOS: #31)

STRENGTH OF RECORD: #34

OFFENSE (per game): 43.1 points, 233.5 rushing, 329.9 passing, 537.9 yards

DEFENSE (per game): 30.8 points, 151.9 rushing, 237.9 passing,262.8 yards

PASSING LEADERS

ND: Ian Book - 1,818 yard, 134-216-1 completions, 11 TD

UNC: Sam Howell - 2,631 yards, 168-248-6 completions, 23 TD

RUSHING LEADERS

ND: Kyren Williams - 137 carries, 777 yards, 5.7 average, 10 TD

UNC: Javonte Williams - 120 carries, 868 yards, 7.2 average, 15 TD

RECEIVING LEADERS

ND: Javon McKinley - 24 receptions, 414 yards, 17.2 average, 0 TD

UNC: Dyami Brown - 45 receptions, 829 yards, 18.4 average, 8 TD

LEADING TACKLERS

ND: Kyle Hamilton - 39 tackles (33 solo, 6 assisted), 3.5 TFL

UNC: Chazz Surratt - 68 tackles (36 solo, 32 assisted), 6.5 TFL, 5.0 Sacks

*Stats & rankings through November 24, 2020*

LAST GAME: Notre Dame 45 Boston College 31