Stanford to Play Notre Dame In Primetime Thanksgiving Weekend

Dave FowkesContributor IMay 3, 2009

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 07:  Anthony Kimble #26 of the Stanford Cardinal runswith the ball during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on October 7, 2006 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Stanford will battle Notre Dame in prime time on Thanksgiving weekend. While most of the game times this year have yet to be determined for the Cardinals, it has been announced that the annual Stanford vs Notre Dame game will begin at 5pm on November 28.

The Saturday night game will be broadcast on ABC. The Thanksgiving weekend show down will be the regular season finale for both teams.

Notre Dame’s football contracts with USC and Stanford have them on the west coast each year over Thanksgiving, alternating between Los Angeles and Palo Alto.

Two years ago, when Stanford hosted Notre Dame Thanksgiving weekend, the Irish beat the Cardinals 21-14.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series against Stanford 17-6. The Cardinal shave not beaten the Irish since 2001.