Notre Dame football: Four true away games will benefit the Irish in 2021

The Notre Dame football team only has to play inside another team’s building four times, which will prove to be a serious edge when all is said and done.

The 2021 college football season will kick off on September 5, 2021, for the Notre Dame football team, as they travel south to take on the Florida State Seminoles. In what will certainly be an interesting game, the Irish will bring their new-look offense and defense to Tallahassee to prove that they will continue to move in the right direction as a program.

Looking at the slate after the Florida State game, the Irish will only have to enter another team’s stadium three more times and will go over an entire month before going to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. During that span, they do have a battle inside Soldier Field against Wisconsin, as well as hope dates with Toledo, Cincinnati, and Purdue.

Overall, this will be a run of games that the Irish have to take care of business during, because after the Virginia Tech game, they go on their bye week, before taking on USC and North Carolina at home in back-to-back weeks.

Notre Dame football to host seven of 12 games

The Irish will host seven games overall in 2021, as they go on the road for two of their last three games, traveling back to Virginia to take on the Virginia Cavaliers, and then closing out the regular season on the road against Stanford. The good news about the 2021 slate is that most of their tough games will be played at home, and now that Notre Dame Stadium can fill up once again, the place should give them a tremendous home-field advantage.

After losing so much talent to the NFL this offseason, and revamping both sides of the ball, the Irish will need to get off to a fast start in 2021, as guys look to earn the trust of the coaching staff. They can do so early on, as they will be favored in the four games leading up to Cincinnati, which is rated as one of the best games on the college football slate this season.