Irish vs BYU Saturday

Notre Dame looks to climb to 7-0 when it welcomes BYU to Notre Dame Stadium Saturday at 3:30. The Irish are ranked 5th in the country while the Cougars arrive in South Bend at 4-3 on the year.

BYU is playing back-to-back top ten opponents for the first time ever after losing last Saturday to Oregon State 42-24.

Notre Dame is coming off a major high as they defeated Stanford one week ago in overtime with a classic goal line stand.

The Irish have a top ten showdown next week at Oklahoma. Will Notre Dame be looking ahead? The Irish players say they are dialed in but only time will tell.

And who will be the Notre Dame starting quarterback? Brian Kelly said Thursday it will be a gametime decision. That's not a performance issue, but a health issue with Everett Golson, who suffered a concussion against the Cardinal. Golson is cleared to play and did practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but Kelly wants to be cautious with his rookie quarterback. If Golson can't go, either Tommy Rees or Andrew Hendrix would get the start. Hendrix brings that running element that Kelly wants.

Countdown to Kickoff gets you started at 2:30 here on channel 16. We have an inside look at how the Irish will try and avoid the trap in front of them as well as features on TJ Jones, Manti Te'o and Danny Spond. Spond is an unbelievable comeback story that you won't want to miss.


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