While none of the teams in the ACC necessarily jump off the page as national title contenders this season, they’re not completely without merit either.
The conference has produced some of the nation’s top quarterbacks this season, with several ACC gunslingers in the top-20 of most major statistical categories. Notably is Virginia’s Brennan Armstrong who ranks fourth in completions, second in passing yards and is tied for fifth in passing touchdowns with fellow ACC quarterback Sam Hartman of Wake Forest.
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Armstrong has helped lead the Cavaliers to a 6-3 start so far this year, though Bronco Mendenhall’s squad has yet to notch a signature win this season. They’re looking to change that as No. 9 Notre Dame heads to Charlottesville having won four in a row and sitting at 8-1 on the season.
The Cavaliers’ quarterback is in his second year starting and has improved mightily since last year — he’s got 27 touchdowns in nine games to go along with 3,557 yards while completing over 64 percent of his passes.
Notre Dame has just one ranked win this year — over then-No. 17 Wisconsin — while struggling against Florida State, Toledo and Virginia Tech, losing to those three teams — who are a combined 11-16 this year — by a total of nine points.
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The Fighting Irish have been led by quarterback and former Wisconsin starter Jack Coan, who’s in his first season in South Bend and has been serviceable, not great, this year. So far, he has 13 touchdowns and three intereptions while completing over 65 percent of his passes but has just 1,879 yards through nine games.
A commanding win will likely propel the Irish further up the CFP rankings while a win by Virginia would give the Cavaliers their first top-10 win under Mendenhall and just their fourth ranked win overall in Mendenhall’s six years.
Here’s how to watch this Week 11 college football matchup.
What channel is Notre Dame vs. Virginia on today?
- TV channel: ABC
- Live stream: WatchESPN App | fuboTV
The matchup between Virginia and No. 9 Notre Dame will take place on ABC. Dave Pasch will handle play-by-play duties while Dusty Dvoracek serves as the analyst. Joining them from the sideline is reporter Tom Luginbill.
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Notre Dame vs. Virginia start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 13
- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Notre Daem Stadium.
Notre Dame schedule 2021
|at Florida State||Sept. 5||Notre Dame 41, Florida State 38 (OT)|
|vs. Toledo||Sept. 11||Notre Dame 32, Toledo 29|
|vs. Purdue||Sept. 18||Notre Dame 27, Purdue 13|
|vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (Soldier Field)||Sept. 25||Notre Dame 41, Wisconsin 13|
|vs. No. 7 Cincinnati||Oct. 2||Cincinnati 24, Notre Dame 13|
|at Virginia Tech||Oct. 9||Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29|
|vs. USC||Oct. 23||Notre Dame 31, USC 16|
|vs. North Carolina||Oct. 30||Notre Dame 44, North Carolina 34|
|vs. Navy||Nov. 6||Notre Dame 34, Navy 6|
|at Virginia||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. Georgia Tech||Nov. 20||TBD|
|at Stanford||Nov. 27||TBD|
Virginia schedule 2021
|vs. William & Mary||Sept. 4||Virginia 43, William & Mary 0|
|vs. Illinois||Sept. 11||Virginia 42, Illinois 14|
|at No. 21 North Carolina||Sept. 18||North Carolina 59, Virginia 39|
|vs. Wake Forest||Sept. 24||Wake Forest 37, Virginia 17|
|at Miami (FL)||Sept. 30||Virginia 30, Miami 28|
|at Louisville||Oct. 9||Virginia 34, Louisville 33|
|vs. Duke||Oct. 16||Virginia 48, Duke 0|
|vs. Georgia Tech||Oct. 23||Virginia 48, Georgia Tech 40|
|at. No. 25 BYU||Oct. 30||BYU 66, Virginia 49|
|vs. No. 9 Notre Dame||Nov. 13||TBD|
|at Pitt||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. Virginia Tech||Nov. 27||TBD|