2022 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 45–38 vs. South Carolina
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
Record9–4
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTommy Rees (3rd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorAl Golden (1st season)
Base defense3–3–5
CaptainBo Bauer
JD Bertrand
Avery Davis
Isaiah Foskey
Michael Mayer
Jarrett Patterson
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
Uniform
Seasons
← 2021
2023 →
2022 NCAA Division I FBS independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 18 Notre Dame       9 4  
Liberty       8 5  
BYU       8 5  
New Mexico State       7 6  
Army       6 6  
UConn       6 7  
UMass       1 11  
Rankings from CFP Rankings

The 2022 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Fighting Irish played their home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, and competed as an independent. The program was led by first-year head coach Marcus Freeman.[1][2]

The Irish started the season 0–2, including an embarrassing loss to the Marshall Thundering Herd despite being heavy favorites. However, Notre Dame won nine of their next eleven games to finish the season. This included a memorable 35–14 win over the #4 Clemson Tigers. Their season ended with the Irish defeating South Carolina 45–38 in the 2022 Taxslayer Gator Bowl. This was only the 3rd time in the last 28 seasons that the Irish defeated another ranked team in a bowl game.

Offseason

Coaching changes

On December 2, 2021, following the departure of Brian Kelly to LSU, defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman was promoted to head coach.[1][2]

The following coaches left the football program:

New coaches announced in a press conference on February 17, 2022[3]

Transfers in

Departures

NFL

Transfers out

Other

Schedule

Notre Dame announced and finalized the 2022 football schedule on December 7, 2021.[6]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:30 p.m.at No. 2 Ohio StateNo. 5ABCL 10–21 106,594
September 102:30 p.m.MarshallNo. 8NBCL 21–2677,622
September 172:30 p.m.California
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
NBCW 24–1777,622
September 243:30 p.m.at North CarolinaABCW 45–32 50,500
October 87:30 p.m.vs. No. 16 BYUNBCW 28–2062,742
October 157:30 p.m.Stanford
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (rivalry)
NBCL 14–1677,622
October 222:30 p.m.UNLV
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
PeacockW 44–2173,165
October 2912:00 p.m.at No. 16 SyracuseABCW 41–2449,861
November 57:30 p.m.No. 4 Clemson
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
NBCW 35–1477,622
November 1212:00 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 20ABCW 35–3262,124
November 192:30 p.m.Boston CollegeNo. 18
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (Holy War)
NBCW 44–073,503
November 267:30 p.m.at No. 6 USCNo. 15ABCL 27–3872,613
December 303:30 p.m.vs. No. 19 South CarolinaNo. 21ESPNW 45–3867,383

Personnel

2022 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 0 Braden Lenzy GS
RB 3 Logan Diggs So
WR 3 Avery Davis (C) GS
WR 4 Lorenzo Styles So
WR 5 Joe Wilkins Jr. GS
RB 7 Audric Estimé So
TE 9 Eli Raridon Fr
QB 10 Drew Pyne Jr
QB 11 Ron Powlus III So
QB 12 Tyler Buchner So
RB 13 Gi'Bran Payne Fr
WR 15 Tobias Merriweather Fr
WR 16 Deion Colzie So
QB 18 Steve Angeli Fr
RB 20 Jadarian Price Fr
TE 23 Justin Fisher Fr
RB 25 Chris Tyree Jr
WR 26 Chase Dixon Jr
RB 27 Chase Ketterer Jr
WR 28 Griffin Eifert Jr
WR 29 Matt Salerno GS
RB 30 Skip Velotta Sr
RB 33 Sam Assaf Sr
TE 35 Hakim Sanfo Jr
WR 37 Henry Cook Jr
TE 38 Davis Sherwood So
TE 39 Andrew Yanoshak So
TE 40 Barret Liebentritt So
WR 43 Greg Mailey GS
OL 50 Rocco Spindler So
OL 52 Zeke Correll Sr
OL 53 Quinn Murphy Sr
OL 54 Blake Fisher So
OL 55 Jarrett Patterson (C) GS
OL 59 Aamil Wagner Fr
OL 68 Michael Carmody Jr
OL 70 Ashton Craig Fr
OL 71 Brennan Wicks Jr
OL 72 Caleb Johnson So
OL 73 Andrew Kristofic Jr
OL 74 Billy Schrauth Fr
OL 75 Josh Lugg GS
OL 76 Joe Alt So
OL 77 Ty Chan Fr
OL 78 Pat Coogan So
OL 79 Tosh Baker Jr
WR 80 Jack Polian So
TE 81 Cane Berrong So
WR 82 Leo Scheidler Fr
WR 83 Jayden Thomas So
TE 84 Kevin Bauman Jr
TE 85 Holden Staes Fr
WR 86 Conor Ratigan Sr
TE 87 Michael Mayer (C) Jr
TE 88 Mitchell Evans So
TE 89 Charlie Selna Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 DJ Brown GS
S 3 Houston Griffith GS
CB 5 Cam Hart Sr
CB 6 Clarence Lewis Jr
DL 7 Isaiah Foskey (C) Sr
LB 8 Marist Liufau Sr
DL 9 Justin Ademilola GS
LB 10 Prince Kollie So
S 11 Ramon Henderson Jr
LB 12 Jordan Botelho Jr
CB 15 Ryan Barnes So
S 16 Brandon Joseph Sr
LB 17 Jaylen Sneed Fr
CB 18 Chance Tucker So
S 19 Marty Auer So
CB 20 Benjamin Morrison Fr
CB 21 Jaden Mickey Fr
S 22 Justin Walters So
CB 23 Jayden Bellamy Fr
LB 24 Jack Kiser GS
CB 25 Philip Riley So
S 26 Xavier Watts Jr
LB 27 JD Bertrand (C) Sr
CB 28 TaRiq Bracy GS
DL 31 Nana Osafo-Mensah Sr
LB 33 Tre Reader Fr
DL 34 Osita Ekwonu Sr
S 36 Eddie Scheidler Sr
DL 40 Joshua Burnham Fr
DL 41 Donovan Hinish Fr
LB 42 Nolan Ziegler Fr
LB 44 Junior Tuihalamaka Fr
LB 46 Christian Opperman Sr
DL 47 Jason Onye So
LB 48 Will Schweitzer So
S 49 Mike Graves GS
LB 52 Bo Bauer (C) GS
DL 54 Jacob Lacey Sr
DL 56 Howard Cross III Sr
DL 57 Jayson Ademilola GS
DL 65 Chris Smith GS
DL 90 Alexander Ehrensberger Jr
DL 91 Aiden Gobaira Fr
DL 92 Aidan Keanaaina Jr
DL 97 Gabriel Rubio So
DL 98 Tyson Ford Fr
DL 99 Rylie Mills Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 14 Bryce McFerson Fr
P 31 Bryan Dowd Jr
K 32 Chris Salerno So
P 39 Jon Sot GS
LS 44 Alex Peitsch Jr
LS 51 Rino Monteforte Fr
LS 65 Michael Vinson GS
K 91 Josh Bryan So
K 92 Zac Yoakam Fr
K 99 Blake Grupe GS
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 3, 2022

Game summaries

at No. 2 Ohio State

See also: 2022 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0–0) at No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (0–0) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 5 Fighting Irish 3 7 0010
No. 2 Buckeyes 7 0 7721

at Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH

  • Date: September 3, 2022
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 82 °F (28 °C)
  • Game attendance: 106,594
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Holly Rowe (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:13) ND – Blake Grupe 33-yard field goal (Drive: 5 plays, 71 yards, 2:47; Notre Dame 3–0)
  • (5:32) OSU – Emeka Egbuka 31-yard pass from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick (Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, 1:43; Ohio State 7–3)
Second Quarter
  • (11:56) ND – Audric Estimé 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 10 plays, 87 yards, 5:10; Notre Dame 10–7)
Third Quarter
  • (0:17) OSU – Xavier Johnson 24-yard pass from C. J. Stroud, Noah Ruggles kick (Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 4:43; Ohio State 14–10)
Fourth Quarter
  • (4:51) OSU – Miyan Williams 2-yard run, Noah Ruggles kick (Drive: 14 plays, 95 yards, 7:06; Ohio State 21–10)
Pregame line Over/under
OSU −17.0 83.5
Statistics ND OSU
First downs 12 22
Total yards 253 395
Rushes/yards 30–76 35–172
Passing yards 177 223
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 10–18–0 24–34–0
Time of possession 27:01 32:59
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Tyler Buchner 10/18, 177 yards
Rushing Chris Tyree 6 carries, 28 yards
Receiving Lorenzo Styles 1 reception, 54 yards
Ohio State Passing C. J. Stroud 24/34, 223 yards, 2 TD
Rushing TreVeyon Henderson 15 carries, 91 yards
Receiving Emeka Egbuka 9 receptions, 90 yards, TD

vs Marshall

See also: 2022 Marshall Thundering Herd football team

Marshall Thundering Herd (1–0) vs No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0–1) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Thundering Herd 0 9 31426
No. 8 Fighting Irish 0 7 01421

at Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN

  • Date: September 10, 2022
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Sunny, 84 °F (29 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,622
  • Referee: Timothy Hedgepeth
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter

None

Second Quarter
  • (14:18) MRSH – Khalan Laborn 4-yard run, Rece Verhoff PAT missed (Drive: 10 plays, 79 yards, 3:56; Marshall 6–0)
  • (3:00) ND – Tyler Buchner 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards, 2:03; Notre Dame 7–6)
  • (0:15) MRSH – Rece Verhoff 21-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 74 yards, 2:45; Marshall 9–7)
Third Quarter
  • (3:54) MRSH – Rece Verhoff 20-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 4:10; Marshall 12–7)
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:57) ND – Tyler Buchner 1-yard run, Tyler Buchner two-point run (Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards, 3:57; Notre Dame 15–12)
  • (5:16) MRSH – Devin Miller 3-yard pass from Henry Colombi, Rece Verhoff kick (Drive: 11 plays, 94 yards, 5:16; Marshall 19–15)
  • (4:35) MRSH – Steven Gilmore 37-yard interception return, Rece Verhoff kick (Drive: 3 plays, 7 yards, 0:41; Marshall 26–15)
  • (0:14) ND – Michael Mayer 5-yard pass from Drew Pyne (Drive: 7 plays, 32 yards, 1:42; Marshall 26–21)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −20.5 48.0
Statistics MRSH ND
First downs 21 22
Total yards 364 351
Rushes/yards 50–219 37–130
Passing yards 145 221
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 16–21–0 21–38–3
Time of possession 30:47 29:13
Team Category Player Statistics
Marshall Passing Henry Colombi 16/21, 150 yards, TD
Rushing Khalan Laborn 31 carries, 161 yards, TD
Receiving Jayden Harrison 3 receptions, 38 yards
Notre Dame Passing Tyler Buchner 18/32, 201 yards, 2 INT
Rushing Tyler Buchner 13 carries, 44 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 8 receptions, 103 yards, TD

vs California

See also: 2022 California Golden Bears football team

California Golden Bears (2–0) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0–2) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Golden Bears 0 10 7017
Fighting Irish 0 7 71024

at Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN

  • Date: September 17, 2022
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Sunny, 83 °F (28 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,622
  • Referee: Mike Roche
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jac Collinsworth (play-by-play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter

None

Second Quarter
  • (14:27) CAL – J. Michael Sturdivant 18-yard pass from Jack Plummer, Dario Longhetto kick (Drive: 4 plays, 33 yards, 0:26; California 7–0)
  • (8:54) ND – Chris Tyree 21-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 5:28; Tied 7–7)
  • (4:11) CAL – Dario Longhetto 34-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 4:43; California 10–7)
Third Quarter
  • (9:14) ND – Audric Estimé 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 4:00; Notre Dame 14–10)
  • (4:48) CAL – Jack Plummer 1-yard run, Dario Longhetto kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:26; California 17–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:48) ND – Blake Grupe 47-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:00; Tied 17–17)
  • (9:16) ND – Michael Mayer 6-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 7 plays, 66 yards, 3:46; Notre Dame 24–17)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −13.5 41.0
Statistics CAL ND
First downs 18 17
Total yards 296 297
Rushes/yards 31–112 41–147
Passing yards 184 150
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 16–37–0 17–23–0
Time of possession 26:58 33:02
Team Category Player Statistics
California Passing Jack Plummer 16/37, 184 yards, TD
Rushing DeCarlos Brooks 5 carries, 43 yards
Receiving Jeremiah Hunter 5 receptions, 66 yards
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 17/23, 150 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Audric Estimé 8 carries, 76 yards, TD
Receiving Chris Tyree 5 receptions, 44 yards, TD

at North Carolina

See also: 2022 North Carolina Tar Heels football team and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football rivalries § North Carolina

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1–2) at North Carolina Tar Heels (3–0) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Fighting Irish 0 24 14745
Tar Heels 7 7 61232

at Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC

  • Date: September 24, 2022
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 72 °F (22 °C)
  • Game attendance: 50,500
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Bob Wischusen (play–by–play), Dan Orlovsky (analyst), Kris Budden (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (9:53) UNC – Josh Downs 4-yard pass from Drake Maye, Noah Burnette kick (Drive: 12 plays, 76 yards, 5:07; North Carolina 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (12:57) ND – Michael Mayer 10-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 8 plays, 83 yards, 3:48; Tied 7–7)
  • (10:01) ND – Lorenzo Styles 30-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 3 plays, 66 yards, 1:26; Notre Dame 14–7)
  • (6:55) UNC – Josh Downs 3-yard pass from Drake Maye, Noah Burnette kick (Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:06; Tied 14–14)
  • (2:37) ND – Audric Estimé 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:18; Notre Dame 21–14)
  • (0:23) ND – Blake Grupe 40-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 52 yards, 1:52; Notre Dame 24–14)
Third Quarter
  • (12:18) ND – Logan Diggs 29-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:42; Notre Dame 31–14)
  • (10:21) ND – Audric Estimé 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 7 plays, 15 yards, 1:52; Notre Dame 38–14)
  • (4:08) UNC – Antoine Green 80-yard pass from Drake Maye (Drive: 1 plays, 75 yards, 0:11; Notre Dame 38–20)
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:04) ND – Chris Tyree 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:04; Notre Dame 45–20)
  • (9:47) UNC – Omarion Hampton 4-yard pass from Drake Maye (Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:17; Notre Dame 45–26)
  • (1:44) UNC – Antoine Green 64-yard pass from Drake Maye (Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 1:36; Notre Dame 45–32)
Pregame line Over/under
UNC −1.5 55.5
Statistics ND UNC
First downs 35 18
Total yards 576 367
Rushes/yards 51–287 28–66
Passing yards 289 301
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 24–34–0 17–32–0
Time of possession 38:13 21:47
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 24/34, 289 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Audric Estimé 17 carries, 134 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 7 receptions, 88 yards, TD
North Carolina Passing Drake Maye 17/32, 301 yards, 5 TD
Rushing Drake Maye 13 carries, 36 yards
Receiving Antoine Green 3 receptions, 150 yards, 2 TD

vs No. 16 BYU

See also: 2022 BYU Cougars football team

No. 16 BYU Cougars (4–1) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2–2) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 16 Cougars 6 0 7720
Fighting Irish 3 15 7328

at Allegiant StadiumLas Vegas, NV

  • Date: October 8, 2022
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Indoor, 72 °F (22 °C)
  • Game attendance: 62,742
  • Referee: Stuart Mullins
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jac Collinsworth (play–by–play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:25) ND – Blake Grupe 26-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 36 yards, 3:26; Notre Dame 3–0)
  • (4:32) BYU – Kody Epps 2-yard pass from Jaren Hall (Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, 3:49; BYU 6–3)
Second Quarter
  • (14:19) ND – Michael Mayer 24-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:13; Notre Dame 10–6)
  • (6:50) ND – Team safety (Drive: 1 plays, −4 yards, 0:07; Notre Dame 12–6)
  • (1:03) ND – Jayden Thomas 30-yard pass from Drew Pyne (Drive: 10 plays, 79 yards, 5:42; Notre Dame 18–6)
Third Quarter
  • (8:05) ND – Michael Mayer 19-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 6:55; Notre Dame 25–6)
  • (5:27) BYU – Kody Epps 53-yard pass from Jaren Hall, Justen Smith kick (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:38; Notre Dame 25–13)
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:18) BYU – Christopher Brooks 28-yard run, Justen Smith kick (Drive: 10 plays, 87 yards, 4:41; Notre Dame 25–20)
  • (6:07) ND – Blake Grupe 20-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 4:47; Notre Dame 28–20)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −3.5 51.5
Statistics BYU ND
First downs 13 24
Total yards 280 496
Rushes/yards 29–160 45–234
Passing yards 120 262
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 9–17–1 22–28–1
Time of possession 19:05 40:55
Team Category Player Statistics
BYU Passing Jaren Hall 9/17, 120 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Christopher Brooks 14 carries, 90 yards, TD
Receiving Kody Epps 4 receptions, 100 yards, 2 TD
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 22/28, 262 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Audric Estimé 14 carries, 97 yards
Receiving Michael Mayer 11 receptions, 118 yards, 2 TD

vs Stanford

See also: 2022 Stanford Cardinal football team and Notre Dame–Stanford football rivalry

Stanford Cardinal (1–4) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3–2) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Cardinal 7 3 3316
Fighting Irish 0 0 7714

at Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN

  • Date: October 15, 2022
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Sunny, 50 °F (10 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,622
  • Referee: Mike McCabe
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jac Collinsworth (play–by–play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:05) STAN – Casey Filkins 2-yard run, Joshua Karty kick (Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards, 3:28; Stanford 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (0:00) STAN – Joshua Karty 45-yard field goal (Drive: 6 plays, 18 yards, 0:42; Stanford 10–0)
Third Quarter
  • (8:44) STAN – Joshua Karty 43-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 48 yards, 3:00; Stanford 13–0)
  • (6:22) ND – Audric Estimé 10-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:22; Stanford 13–7)
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:53) ND – Tobias Merriweather 41-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 60 yards, 2:40; Notre Dame 14–13)
  • (10:20) STAN – Joshua Karty 43-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 4:33; Stanford 16–14)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −16.5 54.5
Statistics STAN ND
First downs 21 16
Total yards 385 301
Rushes/yards 42–97 34–150
Passing yards 288 151
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 26–39–0 13–27–0
Time of possession 36:07 23:53
Team Category Player Statistics
Stanford Passing Tanner McKee 26/38, 288 yards
Rushing Casey Filkins 32 carries, 91 yards, TD
Receiving Elijah Higgins 5 receptions, 81 yards
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 13/27, 151 yards, TD
Rushing Audric Estimé 8 carries, 57 yards, TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 5 receptions, 60 yards

vs UNLV

See also: 2022 UNLV Rebels football team

UNLV Rebels (4–3) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3–3) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Rebels 7 0 7721
Fighting Irish 23 7 01444

at Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN

  • Date: October 22, 2022
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Sunny, 72 °F (22 °C)
  • Game attendance: 73,165
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (Peacock): Jac Collinsworth (play–by–play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:35) ND – Audric Estimé 12-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:25; Notre Dame 7–0)
  • (10:06) ND – Blake Grupe 43-yard field goal (Drive: 5 plays, 18 yards, 2:07; Notre Dame 10–0)
  • (9:10) UNLV – Jordan Younge-Humphrey 2-yard run, Daniel Gutierrez kick (Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:56; Notre Dame 10–7)
  • (6:24) ND – Michael Mayer 20-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 2 plays, 20 yards, 0:08; Notre Dame 17–7)
  • (3:58) ND – Blake Grupe 27-yard field goal (Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 0:48; Notre Dame 20–7)
  • (1:18) ND – Blake Grupe 46-yard field goal (Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:12; Notre Dame 23–7)
Second Quarter
  • (4:10) ND – Mitchell Evans 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards, 3:04; Notre Dame 30–7)
Third Quarter
  • (8:06) UNLV – Harrison Bailey 2-yard run, Daniel Gutierrez kick (Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 3:43; Notre Dame 30–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:59) ND – Chris Tyree 8-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 13 plays, 62 yards, 7:10; Notre Dame 37–14)
  • (8:02) UNLV – Jordan Younge-Humphrey 1-yard run, Daniel Gutierrez kick (Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:57; Notre Dame 37–21)
  • (2:55) ND – Braden Lenzy 4-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards, 5:06; Notre Dame 44–21)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −26.0 46.5
Statistics UNLV ND
First downs 11 23
Total yards 299 428
Rushes/yards 28–146 47–223
Passing yards 153 205
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17–33–0 14–28–1
Time of possession 26:02 33:58
Team Category Player Statistics
UNLV Passing Cameron Friel 8/15, 80 yards
Rushing Courtney Reese 11 carries, 142 yards
Receiving Nick Williams 4 receptions, 47 yards
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 14/28, 205 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Logan Diggs 28 carries, 130 yards
Receiving Michael Mayer 6 receptions, 115 yards, TD

at No. 16 Syracuse

See also: 2022 Syracuse Orange football team

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4–3) at No. 16 Syracuse Orange (6–1) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Fighting Irish 7 14 31741
No. 16 Orange 7 0 10724

at JMA Wireless DomeSyracuse, NY

  • Date: October 29, 2022
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Indoor, 65 °F (18 °C)
  • Game attendance: 49,861
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV announcers (ABC): Joe Tessitore (play–by–play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Katie George (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (14:53) ND – Brandon Joseph 29-yard interception return, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 1 plays, 0 yards, 0:07; Notre Dame 7–0)
  • (11:11) CUSE – Oronde Gadsden II 13-yard pass from Garrett Shrader, Andre Szmyt kick (Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 3:42; Tied 7–7)
Second Quarter
  • (8:23) ND – Logan Diggs 3-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 6:25; Notre Dame 14–7)
  • (0:17) ND – Jayden Thomas 3-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 61 yards, 1:01; Notre Dame 21–7)
Third Quarter
  • (7:41) ND – Blake Grupe 31-yard field goal (Drive: 6 plays, 22 yards, 2:54; Notre Dame 24–7)
  • (4:57) CUSE – Andre Szmyt 54-yard field goal (Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards, 2:44; Notre Dame 24–10)
  • (0:25) CUSE – Sean Tucker 4-yard run, Andre Szmyt kick (Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards, 2:21; Notre Dame 24–17)
Fourth Quarter
  • (9:11) ND – Audric Estimé 11-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:40; Notre Dame 31–17)
  • (7:47) ND – Audric Estimé 2-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 1 plays, 2 yards, 0:03; Notre Dame 38–17)
  • (5:44) CUSE – D'Marcus Adams 13-yard pass from Carlos Del Rio-Wilson, Andre Szmyt kick (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:03; Notre Dame 38–24)
  • (1:58) ND – Blake Grupe 20-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:46; Notre Dame 41–24)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −1.0 48.0
Statistics ND CUSE
First downs 22 15
Total yards 362 286
Rushes/yards 56–246 25–61
Passing yards 116 225
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 9–19–1 16–36–2
Time of possession 37:40 22:20
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 9/19, 116 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Audric Estimé 20 carries, 123 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 3 receptions, 54 yards
Syracuse Passing Carlos Del Rio-Wilson 11/22, 190 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Sean Tucker 16 carries, 60 yards, TD
Receiving Oronde Gadsden II 4 receptions, 78 yards, TD

vs No. 4 Clemson

See also: 2022 Clemson Tigers football team

No. 4 Clemson Tigers (8–0) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5–3) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 4 Tigers 0 0 01414
Fighting Irish 7 7 02135

at Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN

  • Date: November 5, 2022
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Clear, 55 °F (13 °C)
  • Game attendance: 77,622
  • Referee: Adam Savoie
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jac Collinsworth (play–by–play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (9:08) ND – Prince Collie 17-yard blocked punt return, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 4 plays, −4 yards, 2:37; Notre Dame 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (0:38) ND – Drew Pyne 5-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 11 plays, 78 yards, 5:47; Notre Dame 14–0)
Third Quarter

None

Fourth Quarter
  • (14:37) ND – Audric Estimé 2-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 3 plays, 14 yards, 1:05; Notre Dame 21–0)
  • (12:58) ND – Benjamin Morrison 96-yard interception return, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards, 1:39; Notre Dame 28–0)
  • (10:14) CLEM – Will Shipley 1-yard run, B. T. Potter kick (Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 2:44; Notre Dame 28–7)
  • (4:16) ND – Michael Mayer 17-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:58; Notre Dame 35–7)
  • (1:35) CLEM – Joseph Ngata 4-yard pass from D. J. Uiagalelei, B. T. Potter kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 2:41; Notre Dame 35–14)
Pregame line Over/under
CLEM −3.5 43.5
Statistics CLEM ND
First downs 21 24
Total yards 281 348
Rushes/yards 25–90 47–263
Passing yards 191 85
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 27–40–0 9–17–0
Time of possession 27:00 33:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Clemson Passing DJ Uiagalelei 27/39, 191 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Will Shipley 12 carries, 63 yards, TD
Receiving Davis Allen 7 receptions, 60 yards
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 9/17, 85 yards, TD
Rushing Logan Diggs 17 carries, 114 yards
Receiving Michael Mayer 4 receptions, 44 yards, TD

vs Navy

See also: 2022 Navy Midshipmen football team and Rip Miller Trophy

No. 20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6–3) at Navy Midshipmen (3–6) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 20 Fighting Irish 14 21 0035
Midshipmen 6 7 31632

at M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MD

  • Date: November 12, 2022
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Sunny, 70 °F (21 °C)
  • Game attendance: 62,124
  • Referee: Riley Johnson
  • TV announcers (ABC): Dave Flemming (play–by–play), Dan Orlovsky (analyst), Kris Budden (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:36) ND – Audric Estimé 30-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 4:24; Notre Dame 7–0)
  • (4:28) ND – Braden Lenzy 38-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 6 plays, 82 yards, 2:42; Notre Dame 14–0)
  • (2:19) NAVY – Daba Fofana 36-yard run (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:09; Notre Dame 14–6)
Second Quarter
  • (12:27) ND – Chris Tyree 5-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 10 plays, 83 yards, 4:52; Notre Dame 21–6)
  • (7:49) NAVY – Xavier Arline 2-yard run, Bijan Nichols kick (Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 4:38; Notre Dame 21–13)
  • (2:19) ND – Drew Pyne 11-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 3 plays, 41 yards, 1:18; Notre Dame 28–13)
  • (1:10) ND – Jayden Thomas 37-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 1 plays, 37 yards, 0:07; Notre Dame 35–13)
Third Quarter
  • (4:59) NAVY – Bijan Nichols 26-yard field goal (Drive: 16 plays, 72 yards, 10:01; Notre Dame 35–16)
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:47) NAVY – Mark Walker 23-yard pass from Xavier Arline, Xavier Arline two-point run (Drive: 1 plays, 23 yards, 0:06; Notre Dame 35–24)
  • (1:21) NAVY – Maquel Haywood 20-yard pass from Maasai Maynor, Vincent Terrell Jr. two-point run (Drive: 11 plays, 88 yards, 2:57; Notre Dame 35–32)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −16.5 40.5
Statistics ND NAVY
First downs 15 19
Total yards 335 363
Rushes/yards 34–66 46–255
Passing yards 269 108
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 17–21–1 6–13–1
Time of possession 29:21 30:39
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 17/21, 269 yards, 4 TD, INT
Rushing Audric Estimé 8 carries, 49 yards
Receiving Jayden Thomas 3 receptions, 80 yards, TD
Navy Passing Xavier Arline 2/4, 57 yards, TD
Rushing Daba Fofana 15 carries, 133 yards, TD
Receiving Mark Walker 3 receptions, 67 yards, TD

vs Boston College

See also: 2022 Boston College Eagles football team and Holy War (Boston College-Notre Dame)

Boston College Eagles (3–7) vs No. 18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7–3) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 0 000
No. 18 Fighting Irish 17 20 7044

at Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN

  • Date: November 19, 2022
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Snowy, 25 °F (−4 °C)
  • Game attendance: 73,503
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser
  • TV announcers (NBC): Jac Collinsworth (play–by–play), Jason Garrett (analyst), Zora Stephenson (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:50) ND – Blake Grupe 26-yard field goal (Drive: 6 plays, 67 yards, 2:10; Notre Dame 3–0)
  • (10:05) ND – Logan Diggs 1-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 5 plays, 20 yards, 2:22; Notre Dame 10–0)
  • (4:15) ND – Matt Salerno 1-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 4:26; Notre Dame 17–0)
Second Quarter
  • (14:07) ND – Blake Grupe 41-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 57 yards, 3:37; Notre Dame 20–0)
  • (8:27) ND – Blake Grupe 46-yard field goal (Drive: 7 plays, 15 yards, 3:22; Notre Dame 23–0)
  • (3:04) ND – Audric Estimé 7-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards, 2:04; Notre Dame 30–0)
  • (1:14) ND – Chris Tyree 12-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 4 plays, 49 yards, 0:56; Notre Dame 37–0)
Third Quarter
  • (8:54) ND – Audric Estimé 6-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 4:29; Notre Dame 44–0)
Fourth Quarter

None

Pregame line Over/under
ND −20.0 42.0
Statistics BC ND
First downs 10 22
Total yards 173 437
Rushes/yards 36–56 38–281
Passing yards 117 156
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 9–22–3 13–25–0
Time of possession 29:00 31:00
Team Category Player Statistics
Boston College Passing Emmett Morehead 9/22, 117 yards, 3 INT
Rushing Alex Broome 7 carries, 25 yards
Receiving Zay Flowers 3 receptions, 46 yards
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 13/25, 156 yards, TD
Rushing Logan Diggs 15 carries, 122 yards, TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 5 receptions, 64 yards

at No. 6 USC

See also: 2022 USC Trojans football team and Jeweled Shillelagh

No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8–3) at No. 6 USC Trojans (10–1) – Game summary
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 15 Fighting Irish 0 7 71327
No. 6 Trojans 10 7 71438

at Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA

  • Date: November 26, 2022
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: Clear, 64 °F (18 °C)
  • Game attendance: 72,613
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (play–by–play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Holly Rowe (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:24) USC – Tahj Washington 11-yard pass from Caleb Williams, Denis Lynch kick (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:24; USC 7–0)
  • (4:08) USC – Denis Lynch 31-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 37 yards, 4:18; USC 10–0)
Second Quarter
  • (6:55) ND – Michael Mayer 22-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:24; USC 10–7)
  • (0:52) USC – Caleb Williams 5-yard run, Denis Lynch kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:40; USC 17–7)
Third Quarter
  • (8:31) USC – Raleek Brown 5-yard run, Denis Lynch kick (Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 2:58; USC 24–7)
  • (6:37) ND – Deion Colzie 23-yard pass from Drew Pyne, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:27; USC 24–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (15:00) USC – Caleb Williams 3-yard run, Denis Lynch kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 6:01; USC 31–14)
  • (12:17) ND – Logan Diggs 5-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:36; USC 31–21)
  • (3:26) USC – Caleb Williams 16-yard run, Denis Lynch kick (Drive: 4 plays, 24 yards, 2:32; USC 38–21)
  • (1:24) ND – Michael Mayer 24-yard pass from Drew Pyne (Drive: 6 plays, 56 yards, 1:25; USC 38–27)
Pregame line Over/under
USC −4.5 63.5
Statistics ND USC
First downs 22 23
Total yards 52–408 61–436
Rushes/yards 90 204
Passing yards 318 232
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 23–26–1 18–22–0
Time of possession 24:37 35:23
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 23/26, 318 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Audric Estimé 6 carries, 43 yards
Receiving Michael Mayer 8 receptions, 98 yards, 2 TD
USC Passing Caleb Williams 18/22, 232 yards, TD
Rushing Austin Jones 25 carries, 154 yards
Receiving Jordan Addison 3 receptions, 45 yards

vs No. 19 South Carolina (Gator Bowl)

See also: 2022 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

Main article: 2022 Gator Bowl

No. 18 South Carolina Gamecocks (8–4) vs No. 21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8–4) – Game summary
(2022 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl)
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 21 Fighting Irish 7 10 141445
No. 18 Gamecocks 21 3 7738

at TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, FL

  • Date: December 30, 2022
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy, 70 °F (21 °C)
  • Game attendance: 67,383
  • Referee: Mike Cannon
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (analyst), Alyssa Lang (sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:48) SC – Xavier Legette 13-yard pass from Spencer Rattler, Mitch Jeter kick (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:12; South Carolina 7–0)
  • (5:54) ND – Tyler Buchner 15-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 10 plays, 50 yards, 3:37; Tied 7–7)
  • (2:27) SC – Hunter Rogers 23-yard pass from Kai Kroeger, Mitch Jeter kick (Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:27; South Carolina 14–7)
  • (0:44) SC – DQ Smith 47-yard interception return, Mitch Jeter kick (Drive: 5 plays, 19 yards, 1:43; South Carolina 21–7)
Second Quarter
  • (8:36) ND – Blake Grupe 37-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 56 yards, 7:08; South Carolina 21–10)
  • (5:18) SC – Mitch Jeter 45-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 48 yards, 3:18; South Carolina 24–10)
  • (5:06) ND – Logan Diggs 75-yard pass from Tyler Buchner, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 1 play, 75 yards, 0:12; South Carolina 24–17)
Third Quarter
  • (10:28) ND – Tyler Buchner 11-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 5 plays, 68 yards, 2:21; Tied 24–24)
  • (8:31) SC – Xavier Legette 42-yard pass from Spencer Rattler, Mitch Jeter kick (Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards, 1:57; South Carolina 31–24)
  • (0:31) ND – Braden Lenzy 44-yard pass from Tyler Buchner, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 1 play, 44 yards, 0:08; Tied 31–31)
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:41) ND – Logan Diggs 39-yard run, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards, 2:13; Notre Dame 38–31)
  • (7:42) SC – O'Donnell Fortune 100-yard interception return, Mitch Jeter kick (Drive: 6 plays, 53 yards, 3:27; Tied 38–38)
  • (1:38) ND – Mitchell Evans 16-yard pass from Tyler Buchner, Blake Grupe kick (Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:04; Notre Dame 45–38)
Pregame line Over/under
ND −2.5 52
Statistics ND SC
First downs 27 20
Total yards 558 352
Rushes/yards 46–264 22–65
Passing yards 294 287
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 19–34–3 31–49–1
Time of possession 36:39 23:21
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Tyler Buchner 18/33, 274 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT
Rushing Audric Estimé 14 carries, 95 yards
Receiving Braden Lenzy 4 receptions, 89 yards, TD
South Carolina Passing Spencer Rattler 29/46, 246 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Juju McDowell 6 carries, 28 yards
Receiving Xavier Legette 7 receptions, 78 yards, 2 TD

Rankings

Further information: 2022 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking ██ Decrease in ranking
— = Not ranked RV = Received votes
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP58RVRV201813191918
Coaches59RVRVRVRVRVRV251915192018
CFPNot released2018152121Not released

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