Notre Dame vs. the ACC

September, 13, 2012
Now that we know Notre Dame will play five ACC teams every year beginning in 2014, here is a look at how the Irish have fared against ACC competition.

Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for compiling all these stats.

First point: Does the scheduling change that much for Notre Dame? In three of the past five seasons, the Fighting Irish have played or will play against four current/future ACC schools.
  • 2012: Miami, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Wake Forest
  • 2011: Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Maryland, Boston College, Florida State (bowl game)
  • 2010: Boston College, Pittsburgh
  • 2009: Boston College, Pittsburgh
  • 2008: North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse
  • Notre Dame has games against Pitt, Miami, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Boston College also scheduled into the future as well.
Second point: So how have the Irish fared against ACC competition?
  • Notre Dame has won six of its past seven against ACC teams (including 1-1 in bowl games over that stretch).
  • Since the ACC began in 1953, Notre Dame is 28-13 against ACC opponents (conference membership at the time of game).
  • Notre Dame has an all-time losing record against just two current ACC members (Florida State and NC State).
  • There is only one ACC team Notre Dame has never played: Virginia Tech.



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