Notre Dame will be wearing special uniforms that honor the New York Yankees for the Saturday showdown against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in the Shamrock Series.
The Irish, ranked No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, will have the iconic Yankee pinstripes featured on their shoes, pants, helmets (in the center of a black helmet with the logo), gloves and sleeves.
TIL what happens when you combine Notre Dame 🏈 and the Yankees 👀— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 16, 2018
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Along with wearing the Yankee-inspired uniforms, the Irish will be dressing in the Yankee home locker room — though Irish coach Brian Kelly is a Boston Red Sox fan.
The Syracuse game will be Notre Dame's third time playing at Yankee Stadium. The Irish previously played in the stadium against Army in 2010 (27-3 win) and against Rutgers in the 2013 Pinstripe Bowl (29-16 win).
Notre Dame is 10-0, with next week's game at Southern California the last game in the regular season for the Irish. If Notre Dame goes 2-0, it would likely cement a spot in the four-team College Football Playoff.
As for the Orange, Syracuse is 8-2 and ranked No. 12 in the CFP. If the Orange beat the Irish for win No. 9, it will be the most wins in a season since 10-3 record in 2001.
The Irish are 5-3 all-time against Syracuse, including winning the last two meetings. After first playing each other in 1914, a 20-0 Notre Dame win, the two programs didn't play again until 1961. In the most recent meeting, the Irish won 50-33 in 2016.
In honor of #unDefeated Notre Dame's visit to NYC, the Empire State Building will be illuminated in blue and gold on Friday - light up the city! #GoIrish ☘️ #BeatOrange pic.twitter.com/jAwPsd0MgQ— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) November 15, 2018