A moving target on the schedule appears to finally be settled as the Boston College Eagles host the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Atlantic Coast Conference matchup had originally been set to be played Friday before being pushed back to Dec. 12 as part of schedule changes brought on by an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Miami Hurricanes. Needing to shake things up yet again after Clemson-Florida State was postponed over the weekend, the Eagles-Cardinals game moved back up to Saturday, marking the second-to-last contest of the season for each team.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly had a succinct summary about entering this weekend’s contest at No. 25-ranked North Carolina (6-2) without two of his starting offensive linemen. “We lose a couple of really good players and we plug them in with two equally fine players,” said Kelly during his weekly Monday conference. The two lost were junior center Jarrett Patterson, who suffered a foot injury against Boston College Nov. 14 that will sideline him the balance of this season and spring practice, and fifth-year senior right guard Tommy Kraemer, who underwent an emergency appendectomy during the bye week.
Notre Dame will be without a second member of its offensive line for Friday's game at North Carolina.