The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to be a complete season together in 2015, as they went from national contender to pretender at the midway point last season. A 6-0 start had the Fighting Irish in the national conversation with wins over Michigan, Syracuse and Stanford, but suffered a tough defeat in a top-five matchup against Jameis Winston’s Florida State team in Tallahassee, Florida and afterwards, the season took a turn for the worse.
In their next five games after the loss to the Seminoles, Notre Dame lost four of them to Arizona State, Northwestern, Louisville and USC. The season ended on a bittersweet high note with a Music City Bowl victory against LSU.
Notre Dame will let Malik Zaire takeover at quarterback with Everett Golson’s transfer to Florida State. Zaire led the Irish to their win over LSU, completing 12 of 15 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown, to go along with his main skill of running the football, where he ran for 96 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. Zaire will have to prove he can move the offense through the air before Notre Dame is anointed any preseason rankings.
But Notre Dame will in the national spotlight once again as they always are, with some major matchups on the 2015 college football schedule. The college football season will be here before you know it, so below we’ll analyze some secondary market Fighting Irish tickets information provided by RazorGator.com.
Most Expensive: 11/21/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles | Fenway Park | Average Price: $959.81 | Get-in Price: $549
Notre Dame is 6-0 in Shamrock Series games and this year’s installation will add one chapter to The Holy War between the Fighting Irish and the Boston College Eagles. The average ticket price for admission into Fenway Park is a whopping $959.81, which is a drop off from the $1,200 mark it was over a few months ago. The cheapest way will cost at least $549 for this offsite home game for Notre Dame.
9/5/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Texas Longhorns | Notre Dame Stadium | Season Opener | Average Price: $819 | Get-in Price: $439
Zaire’s first full season as the Fighting Irish starting quarterback begins with a stern test against the Texas Longhorns. Head coach Charlie Strong is in his second season as the head man in charge, looking to bring a Longhorns team back to national prominence. Strong is going through the learning curve of moving from Louisville to Texas, 5-4 in the Big 12 conference and making an appearance in a bowl game, but the expectations are higher. The season opener at Notre Dame Stadium will be a tough ticket, with the least expensive option coming in at nearly $440.
10/17/2015 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. USC Trojans | Notre Dame Stadium | Average Price: $454.24 | Get-in Price: $237
Anytime the Fighting Irish take home the Jeweled Shillelagh, something is going right. The 87th meeting between Notre Dame and USC will be played at home this season, looking to stop USC from winning back-to-back contests. After a postseason ban, USC is back in the way-too-early projections for national title contenders, returning most of an experienced roster.