Notre Dame is ready for its Week 1 matchup against Ohio State as the Fighting Irish have named Tyler Buchner their starting quarterback.

Buchner is the most experienced quarterback returning to Notre Dame after the graduation of former Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan. Buchner completed 21-of-35 of his passes for 298 yards, 3 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 142.7.

 

During the off-season, Notre Dame had Buchner and junior Drew Pyne compete for the starting quarterback job. Pyne completed 15-of-30 passes for 224 yards, 2 touchdowns, and a quarterback rating of 134.7 last season.

As of July 25, Ohio State is currently a 14.5-point favorite over Notre Dame, according to FanDuel. Ohio State is on a four-game win streak versus Notre Dame as the Buckeyes are 4-2 overall against Notre Dame. The last time the two teams met was in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl when Ohio State won 44-28.

Unfortunately for Notre Dame and Buchner, Notre Dame also announced the loss of key receiver Avery Davis on Saturday. Davis, the team’s third-leading receiver in 2021, will miss 2022 with a knee injury.

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