Notre Dame football celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a special announcement on Friday.
When the Irish welcome Ohio State to South Bend, Indiana, for the second matchup of a home-and-home series with the Buckeyes on Sept. 23, the program will wear alternate green jerseys as part of a "Green Out" at Notre Dame Stadium.
Irish Wear Green.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 17, 2023
Today and on September 23rd
According to Tyler Horka of On3, Notre Dame has fared well while wearing any green on their uniforms in the last 40 years, collecting a 10-6 record and wins in five consecutive contests dating back to a 45-21 road win over Maryland. The Irish most recently donned green jerseys in a home matchup with California last season and squeaked out a narrow 24-17 victory. It was the first time the program wore the alternates since the 2018 season.
|1983||USC||South Bend, Indiana||W||27-6|
|1985||USC||South Bend, Indiana||W||37-3|
|1998||Georgia Tech||Jacksonville, Florida||L||35-28|
|2002||Boston College||South Bend, Indiana||L||14-7|
|2005||USC||South Bend, Indiana||L||34-31|
|2006||Army||South Bend, Indiana||W||41-9|
|2007||USC||South Bend, Indiana||L||38-0|
|2011||Michigan||Ann Arbor, Michigan||L||35-31|
|2016||Army||San Antonio, Texas||W||44-6|
|2018||Florida State||South Bend, Indiana||W||42-13|
|2022||California||South Bend, Indiana||W||24-17|
One of the most memorable times Notre Dame wore green came in 1977 when then-head coach Dave Devine special ordered the alternate jerseys for a matchup with USC. In a contest now known as "The Green Jersey Game" by the University of Notre Dame's athletic website, future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana's four-touchdown performance led the No. 11 Irish to a 49-19 upset win over the No. 5 Trojans.
Current head coach Marcus Freeman, transfer quarterback Sam Hartman and Notre Dame will look to accomplish a similar feat in 2023 as the program welcomes Ohio State to town on Sept. 23, a little over one year after the Buckeyes sent the Irish home with a 21-10 defeat in the 2022 season opener at Ohio Stadium.
As it stands, FanDuel Sportsbook has Ohio State as a 10-point favorite over Notre Dame. The Buckeyes are also listed as 9.5-point favorites against Penn State, 21.5-point favorites against Michigan State and one-point underdogs against Michigan, according to the sportsbook's early lines for 2023.