SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – Brian Kelly knows Notre Dame matters against Clemson, the country’s number 1.
It is the first time in 15 years that Notre Dame has played against the top ranked team in the AP poll.
However, Kelly says the game is not the “end-all-be-all” for the remainder of the season.
Kelly says Notre Dame’s goal this season is to win the ACC Championship and then the National Championship.
The Fighting Irish must, of course, beat Clemson to accomplish these two feats.
However, Kelly made it very clear on Monday that beating Clemson does not guarantee neither an ACC championship nor a national championship for the Irish.
Kelly wants his team to know that even if his team wins on Saturday, they can’t be satisfied.
“They’re going to get these chances and win these games, there’s no doubt about that,” said Kelly. “We can’t be overly emotional about this football game and lose sight of the fact that we have five more games to go.” also play. There is still a lot of football left out. We can’t empty the tank and say, “Hey, we beat Clemson. We have arrived.’ No we have not. We have to see this game as an important game. It’s number 1 in the country. You better play really well against a really good Clemson football team and then get ready and play a really good one [Boston College] Soccer team on the go, that’s really good too. “
Notre Dame is only 8-16-1 overall against No. 1 teams.
The last Fighting Irish win against the number 1 team was against Florida State in Game of the Century in 1993.
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