Irish, Aggies to Tango in 2024-25

Contests to mark the sixth and seventh meetings between the programs with the Irish currently holding a 3-2 advantage.

Notre Dame announced today it will face Southeastern Conference foe Texas A&M in a home-and-home gridiron series -- with the first contest to be played 10 years from now.

The Irish will open the 2024 season at Kyle Field on August 31 while the Aggies will travel north to South Bend for a September 27 return date with the Irish -- a quarter-century following its last visit to the House that Rockne Built.

The matchups will mark the first regular-season meetings between the programs since a two-game set played in 2000 and 2001, split home-and-home with victories by Notre Dame (24-10) and Texas A&M (24-3), respectively.

"These two contests between Notre Dame and Texas A&M figure to be excellent intersectional attractions," Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick told UND.com today. "We had set a goal of adding representation from the Southeastern Conference to our future schedules, and we've accomplished that with the addition of this series, as well as the one with Georgia."

The teams previously met in three post-season Cotton Bowl matchups over a seven-year span, with the Irish winning the final two, 28-3 to cap off a 10-1-1 1992 campaign, and 24-21 to finish 11-1 the following season. The first of the pair included a three-touchdown performance by then Irish junior Jerome Bettis. It was Bettis' last game in a Notre Dame uniform and the second straight January 1 bowl in which he produced three scores.

Texas A&M defeated Notre Dame and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown 35-10 following the 1987 season. The Irish finished 8-4 as a result but won their next 23 games thereafter, claiming the 1988 National Championship therein.

Notre Dame recently announced it will face Georgia (2017 and 2019) and Ohio State (2022 and 2023) in home-and-home series as well.


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