The 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish started their season with six straight victories, but a controversial road loss to the Florida State Seminoles derailed their season. Notre Dame dropped five of its last seven games to finish with a disappointing 8-5 record. Despite their late season slide, Notre Dame picked up an impressive win over the LSU Tigers in the Music City Bowl. Sophomore quarterback Malik Zaire earned his first start against LSU—and impressed the coaching staff. Zaire completed 12-of-15 passes for 96 yards and one touchdown. Zaire rushed for 96 yards and one touchdown as LSU’s defense was unable to stop him. Quarterback Everett Golson had a rocky season and will likely compete with Zaire during spring practice. Regardless of who is under center, the presence of wide receiver, William Fuller, will make his life a little easier. Fuller was dominant last season as he caught 76 passes for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns. Running back Tarean Folston, who rushed for a team-high 889 yards and six touchdowns, will also return.
Entering the 2015 season, expectations are high for Notre Dame. The presence of Golson, Fuller, and Folston will present match-up issues for opposing defenses. Notre Dame is also armed with a strong recruiting class. Some publications rank Notre Dame’s class as the 13th best class. Notre Dame secured letters of intent from the top-ranked tight end prospect, Alize Jones and the fourth highest rank quarterback, Brandon Wimbush. Running back Dexter Williams, who is a Top-5 running back recruit, also committed to South Bend. Since Notre Dame is not affiliated with any conference, its schedule is normally a little unorthodox. Notre Dame will play a bevy of opponents from the ACC while fitting in annual games against USC and Stanford.
The current average price for 2015 Notre Dame football tickets is $371.01 on the secondary market. The most expensive home game on the schedule will come October 17 against the USC Trojans. Notre Dame vs USC tickets currently have an average price of $507.74 with a get-in price of $314.
An overview of Notre Dame’s 2015 schedule, which includes road games at Clemson and at Stanford, is presented below: