Projecting 0-2 Notre Dame’s bowl game

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We’re just two weeks into the 2022 college football season and already gone are Notre Dame’s chances at the College Football Playoff or a New Year’s Six bowl game.  I’ve seen many say this is why Notre Dame needs to join a conference, because now there is nothing else to play for all year.

To all of them I simply say: then don’t lose at home to Marshall as a nearly three touchdown favorite.

Back to what is left to play for however is a bowl game and some remain more significant than others, surely.  So where do the college experts that project these things have Notre Dame going this postseason?

Related: Notre Dame’s worst home losses since 1990

Spoiler alert: not all of them send the Irish somewhere.  Check it out in full below.


Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Bowl Game:  ReliaQuest Bowl
(This is the bowl game formerly known as the Outback Bowl – the one my heart will forever refer to as the Outback Bowl.  )

Bowl Opponent:  Ole Miss

Source: 247Sports

Athlon Sports

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Bowl Game: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl (would this really be grrrrrrreat though?)

Bowl opponent:  UCLA

Source: Athlon Sports

CBS Sports

Autry Denson of Notre Dame at 1999 Gator Bowl –  Craig Jones /Allsport

Bowl game: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Opponent:  Arkansas

Source: CBS Sports – Jerry Palm

College Football News

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Bowl Game:  TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Bowl Opponent:  LSU
Notre Dame holds a 7-5 edge all-time against the Bayou Bengals

Source: College Football News

ESPN: Bonagura

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Bowl game: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Bowl opponent: Ole Miss

Source: ESPN

ESPN: Schlabach

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bowl game: Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Bowl opponent: Oregon State

Source: ESPN


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Bowl game: None

Bowl opponent: Nobody

Source: USA TODAY Sports

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire