Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati final score: Live game results, updates for college football matchup today

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Notre Dame hosts Cincinnati in South Bend this afternoon in what should be a thrilling top 10 college football matchup. The Fighting Irish, ranked #9, are 4-0 to start the 2021 season after beating Purdue and Wisconsin over the last two weeks. The Irish scored 31 unanswered points last Saturday, defeating the Badgers 41-13. Brian Kelly became the winning coach in Fighting Irish history with last Saturday’s win, passing the previous record set by 1951 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Knute Rockne.

The #7 ranked Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-0 and coming off of a bye week. Fourth-year starting quarterback Desmond Ridder is coming off of a 2020 season where he won the award for AAC Offensive Player of the Year. Today’s matchup will be the first meeting between the two schools since the Irish defeated the Bearcats 58-0 in 1900.

Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati score

Final score: Cincinnati 24, Notre Dame 13

4th quarter, 5:08 (CIN) Desmond Ridder run for 6 yards for a Touchdown (Cole Smith XP)

4th quarter, 8:20 (ND): Drew Pyne pass complete to Braden Lenzy for 32 yards for a Touchdown (Jonathan Doerer PAT MISSED)

3rd quarter, 1:19 (ND): Kyren Williams run for 3 yards for a Touchdown (Jonathan Doerer XP)

2nd quarter, 0:40 (CIN): Desmond Ridder pass complete to Tre Tucker for 27 yards for a Touchdown (Cole Smith XP)

2nd quarter, 10:32 (CIN): Cole Smith 23 yd Field Goal GOOD

2nd quarter, 12:09 (CIN): Desmond Ridder pass complete to Leonard Taylor for 1 yard for a Touchdown (Cole Smith XP)

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What time and channel is the Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati game on?

Coverage of Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati will start at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Viewers can also stream the game live on and the NBC Sports App. Mike Tirico and Drew Brees will call today’s game with Kathryn Tappen as the sideline reporter.

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More from the NBC Sports press release on Notre Dame on Peacock:

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Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati updates, live coverage