Notre Dame will play host to the Trojans Saturday in the first night game at Notre Dame Stadium in 21 years (7:40 p.m. ET, NBC).
Notre Dame to face Panthers for the 67th time in the series, having won 13 of the past 17 meetings (12:07 p.m. ET, ABC).
Notre Dame averaging better than 510 yards of total offense through the first two weeks of the season (3:40 p.m. ET kickoff on NBC).
Sporting retro uniforms, the two winningest programs in NCAA FBS history will square off in the first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium (8 p.m. ET, ABC).
Notre Dame is 102-15-5 (.857) all-time in season openers, having won 20 of its last 24 lidlifters (3:40 p.m. ET, live on NBC).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Hill-Murray High School ... also earned a pair of letters in both track and field (thrower) and lacrosse (midfield) ... twice named all-Classic Suburban conference, all-Lake Elmo and all-region ... named MVP and co-captain as a senior in 2010 ... led Hill-Murray in tackles as a junior (2009) and senior (2010) ... led Minnesota in sacks by an outside linebacker and ranked second in the conference in tackles as a senior ... earned defensive MVP in 2009 and 2010 ... two-time all-Classic Suburban selection in lacrosse as well ... member of the National Honor Society and Amnesty International ... played for coach Vince Conway at Hill-Murray High School ... son of Brian Little and Mary O'Brien ... mother graduated from Notre Dame in `84 ... born in Minneapolis, Minn. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with a pre-professional major.