Notre Dame game at Pittsburgh on Nov. 7 gets noon kickoff


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

Time for the Notre Dame football team to set its alarm clocks.

The Nov. 7 road game at Pittsburgh will kick off at noon EDT and be broadcast on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, the school announced Monday. This comes a week after No. 9 Notre Dame's road game at Temple on Saturday, which will kick off at 8 p.m.

Pittsburgh (6-1) is no stranger to early starts, as the Panthers are slated to kick off six games at 1 p.m. or earlier in 2015. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is 2-1 in his Irish career in noon games.

ESPN also announced on Monday that College GameDay will broadcast from Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Saturday, the site of Notre Dame's clash with No. 21 Temple (7-0). This marks the second Notre Dame game College GameDay has traveled to this season. The ESPN crew was previously in Clemson, S.C., when Clemson defeated the Irish 24-22 on Oct. 3.

Notre Dame’s Nick Martin (72) leads the Irish onto the field carrying an American Flag before the Notre Dame-Navy football game on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN