The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0), who rank No. 6 in the most recent AP Poll, will travel to Tallahassee to face the Florida State Seminoles (6-0), who rank No. 2. Notre Dame is coming off a closely contested 50-43 home victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels. The final score marked the highest total in the 84-year history of Notre Dame Stadium. Quarterback Everett Golson threw the game winning touchdown pass to tight end Ben Koyack with just 47 seconds remaining. This marked the second straight game that the Irish utilized a last second touchdown pass to secure a victory. Two weeks ago, Golson threw a last second touchdown to defeat Stanford. Notre Dame must play much better if it will defeat Florida State, who is arguably the best team in college football.
According to TiqIQ, the average ticket price for Notre Dame football tickets against Florida State in Tallahassee is currently $249.56 while the get-in price for the game is $144. The season average price for Florida State football tickets is $130.33 on the secondary market, which indicates that fans must pay premium ticket prices for this matchup, 91% above average.
Notre Dame’s last game against a top ranked team occurred during 2005 when the Irish hosted the USC Trojans. Led by quarterback Matt Leinart and running back Reggie Bush, USC defeated Notre Dame on a last second play when Bush pushed Leinart into the end zone for the game-winning score.
Fans will have to pay premium ticket prices for the eighth match-up between Notre Dame and Florida State. Florida State leads the all-time series, 5-2. Florida State won the most recent meeting in 2011 at the Champs Sports Bowl. Florida State has won 22 straight games, including ten straight wins at Doak Campbell Stadium. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Jameis Winston’s status, expect Notre Dame to face its toughest task in years.