ASU vs. Notre Dame: Essential Facts on the ‘Duel in Dallas’


The ASU-Notre Dame matchup will be broadcast locally on KTAR 620 AM. Radio coverage begins two hours prior to kickoff with the “Talking Stick Resort Sun Devil Tailgate Show,” hosted by Doug Franz. The Sun Devil play-by-play will also be broadcast on Sirius Channel 134 and XM Channel 197.

Saturday’s contest will mark a rare television appearance for ASU on NBC due to the network’s long-standing agreement to broadcast all Notre Dame home events. While the game isn’t being played in South Bend, it is still classified as a Fighting Irish home contest.

ASU has twice played Notre Dame in program history, losing both contests in 1998 and 1999 by scores of 28-9 and 48-17, respectively. Irish coach Brian Kelly’s team enters the weekend with a 3-2 record overall this season and dropped their contest this past week to now No. 11 Oklahoma, 35-21.

In the history of USC and Notre Dame football, a team has played both programs in consecutive weeks on 12 separate occasions. No team has ever won both of those contests, giving ASU a chance to make history this Saturday.

The Sun Devils will roll out their new “flaming” helmets against the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame will also wear special uniforms for the game.