Notre Dame may not be in the College Football Playoff. But they’ll be playing in one of the most intriguing bowl matchups of the year. The Irish are headed to Arizona, set to play against Urban Meyer’s Ohio State team in the Fiesta Bowl.
The Irish and Buckeyes will battle on January 1st, a game that seemed destined to be a potential playoff matchup before Ohio State lost to Michigan State and the Irish fell in the season finale to Stanford. The Irish will now need to go through the Buckeyes to get to eleven wins.
Notre Dame finished ranked No. 8 in the playoff rankings. Ohio State finished No. 7. More to come after Brian Kelly talks to the media at 4 p.m. ET.