Notre Dame Fan Guide to All 42 Bowl Games

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New Era Pinstripe Bowl:

No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern (2pm ET, ESPN)

There’s a few teams to root against on December 28. The first one, Pitt. If there was ever a time to find a purple shirt, this would be it. No rIrish fan should even smirk when Pitt has the ball, unless they turn it over.

This game has one meaning for Notre Dame – watch Pitt lose. In a season where a Notre Dame team that should have been in the top 10, it stings even more knowing Pitt cracked the top 25.

Northwestern needs to win this game. There are certain teams that with a loss will help Irish fans’ pain and Pitt is one. Al Notre Dame supporters are Northwestern fans this day.