Notre Dame is facing a must-win game against UNLV at home on Saturday afternoon.

The Fighting Irish have already lost twice this season at Notre Dame Stadium, and a loss to the Rebels this week would put their bowl hopes in serious jeopardy.

Notre Dame is a heavy favorite over UNLV this week, as the Rebels are coming off of a 42-7 loss to Air Force in Week 7.

ESPN’s SP+ is projecting Notre Dame to win by the final score of 37-15. That would be Notre Dame’s second-highest scoring out-put of the season. The Irish have only broken 30 points once — in its 45-32 win over North Carolina on Sept. 24.

This is set to be the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and UNLV on the gridiron. The Rebels are 4-3 this season and are hoping to move toward bowl eligibility with another win.

However, UNLV has struggled mightily in recent weeks. The Rebels have been out-scored 82-14 by Air Force and San Jose State during the month of October.

Notre Dame will be looking to get back in the win column after its 16-14 loss to Stanford last weekend. Prior to that defeat, Notre Dame had won three straight games.

Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. ET on Peacock.