The two teams will meet on October 6, 2012 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The teams will then play a home and home series that should be popular with those that bet on football beginning in 2016.
College football betting on Notre Dame is always popular and when they play Miami it should attract a lot of bettors. The game in Chicago will give Notre Dame a slight home field edge while the game in 2016 at South Bend will be a true home game for the Fighting Irish. Miami will get the home field edge in 2017.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series against Miami 15-7-1. The Hurricanes demolished the Fighting Irish in 1985 when Notre Dame was coached by Gerry Faust. Miami beat Notre Dame three times during the 1980’s and in each season they went on to win the national championship. The Fighting Irish got revenge in 1988 when they beat Miami. Notre Dame went on to win the national title that season. Notre Dame also beat Miami in 1990 by a score of 29-20. That win knocked Miami out of national title contention and propelled the Irish to the Orange Bowl. The teams have not met since.
Miami comes into the 2010 season as a dark horse contender to win the national title. They are 18-1 to win it all this season so they are getting respect from those that bet on college football. The Hurricanes play in what is considered a weak ACC Conference. Miami returns quarterback Jacory Harris and they have a schedule that could put them into the national title hunt. They play at Ohio State on September 11th and if they could upset the Buckeyes they would get a lot of attention. The problem for Miami is that they have road games at Pittsburgh and at Clemson following the game against the Buckeyes. Winning at all three locales will not be easy. They also have a game later in the season at home against Virginia Tech and that will be difficult.
Notre Dame is not considered quite as strong as the Hurricanes. The Fighting Irish are 40-1 long shots to win it all in 2010. The advantage that the Irish have over Miami this season is their schedule. Notre Dame’s toughest games look to be at home vs. Pittsburgh and Utah and the season finale at USC.