Wake Forest (5-5) at No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0) 3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Line: Notre Dame by 23.5
Series Record: Notre Dame leads 1-0
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Notre Dame is looking to post its first undefeated season at home since 1998 and holds out hope that either Kansas State or Oregon will stumble down the stretch, providing the Irish with the opportunity to play in the BCS title game. Wake Forest still needs a victory to become bowl eligible.
Wake Forest defense vs. Notre Dame running backs. Wake Forest is giving up 157 yards a game rushing, has held three of its last five opponents to fewer than 55 yards rushing and has forced six fumbles in the past five games. The Irish backs are averaging 177 yards a game, but had two fumbles against Boston College and another in overtime against Pittsburgh.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Wake Forest: WR Michael Campanaro tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with 16 catches against Boston College two weeks ago and has a team-high 65 catches this season. Campanaro threw a 39-yard touchdown pass last week against North Carolina State, his third career touchdown pass.
Notre Dame: LT Zack Martin has allowed just one sack all season and that occurred on the second possession of the season against Navy in Ireland. The Irish like to run behind Martin and LG Chris Watt. The pair is a big reason why the Irish have the nation's 33rd ranked rushing offense and are nearly averaging 200 yards a game rushing for the first time since 2000.
FACTS & FIGURES
Notre Dame is 10-0 for the eighth time in school history. The first five 10-0 teams won national championships, the last two in 1989 and 1993 finished ranked No. 2. ...Wake Forest has lost four straight to ranked opponents and has an all-time record of 21-119-1 against ranked opponents. The Demon Deacons are 1-32 against top-five teams, losing 31 straight. The only victory came against No. 4 Tennessee in 1946. ... Irish TE Tyler Eifert needs five catches to break the school record of 128 career receptions set by Ken MacAfee in 1977. ... Notre Dame is 8-1 in games in November under Brian Kelly. The one loss was to Stanford in the season finale last year. ... Notre Dame is averaging 4.68 million viewers per game on NBC, giving the network its most viewers for Irish games since averaging 5.17 million a game in 2005.