Notre Dame announces 2024 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have finalized their 2024 football schedule, the school announced on Thursday.

Notre Dame is scheduled to open the 2024 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 on the road against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

The following week on Saturday, Sept. 7, the Fighting Irish open their home slate at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., against the Northern Illinois Huskies.

Notre Dame then returns to the road to take on the Purdue Boilermakers on Sept. 14 before returning home to host consecutive games against the Miami RedHawks on Sept. 21 and Louisville Cardinals on Sept. 28. That will be followed by Notre Dame’s first open date of the season on Oct. 5.

The Stanford Cardinal are slated to visit South Bend on Oct. 12. Stanford will be playing its first season in the ACC after departing the Pac-12.

Next, Notre Dame will play back-to-back neutral-site games, beginning on Oct. 19 against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga. The Irish will then take on the Navy Midshipmen on Oct. 26 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Notre Dame’s will enjoy its second open date of the season on Nov. 2 before hosting a couple of ACC foes in back-to-back weeks in South Bend. The Florida State Seminoles visit on Nov. 9, followed by the Virginia Cavaliers on Nov. 16.

The Fighting Irish will then play its Shamrock Series game against the Army Black Knights at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, N.Y. That contest is slated for Nov. 23.

Notre Dame closes out the 2024 regular-season with a road tilt in Los Angeles, Calif., against the USC Trojans on Nov. 30.

The 2024 season will be the third for Notre Dame under head coach Marcus Freeman. Freeman currently has an 18-8 overall record at the school.

2024 Notre Dame Football Schedule

  • 08/31 – at Texas A&M
  • 09/07 – Northern Illinois
  • 09/14 – at Purdue
  • 09/21 – Miami (Ohio)
  • 09/28 – Louisville
  • 10/05 – OFF
  • 10/12 – Stanford
  • 10/19 – at Georgia Tech
  • 10/26 – Navy (E. Rutherford, NJ)
  • 11/02 – OFF
  • 11/09 – Florida State
  • 11/16 – Virginia
  • 11/23 – Army (in Bronx, NY)
  • 11/30 – at USC

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Comments (15)

Only 8 power 5 schools along with Stanford, Georgia Tech and Virginia. The weakest Notre Dame schedule in several decades.

It’s just one year. Their 2025 and 2026 schedules are tough, it looks like they will have 10 P5 games both years.

Also, Georgia Tech is on the rise and should have a pretty good year. They are an ACC sleeper.

I suspect they might just have the fewest Bowl Eligible opponents at the end of 2024 than they have had for the last 40 years. Does anyone track such things?

Miami of Ohio won the MAC last year!

Perhaps the weakest schedule ND has played in 30 years. Not good at all. Those who are ND season ticket holders really are getting the shaft this year.

Its a toss up between having mediocre opponents for a better chance of an undefeated season and perhaps easier path to the playoff.

Here are three Big Ten out of conference games That I like CBS to show. 8/31/24 Fresno state at Michigan 9/7/24 Colorado at Nebraska 9/14/24 Notre Dame at Purdue

Replying to Andrew H (because his post is itself a reply and I can’t reply directly to it):

Looking at the 2025 and 2026 schedules, I don’t see them as being significantly different from the 2024 schedule. I will admit that, so far, ND only has ten games listed for those years. If ND were to add a big name opponent in 2025 and 2026, I might be persuaded. My guess is that ND will fill in those openings with MAC schools or comparable.

Regardless of the number of Power 5 opponents, you have to be impressed with no FCS schools on the schedule as is typical with Notre Dame. How many other schools can say that?

I 114% like Notre Dame to add FCS Villanova & Clemson to 2025 schedule & have Furman be FCS replacement opponent for Penn State also in 2025.

I will never understand the fascination of playing football games in baseball stadiums. The sightlines are awful, the field is unheated, the walls are dangerously close to the field of play, both teams usually share the same sideline, and the attendance is close to half of what it would be if the game was played at Met Life Stadium.

Amazingly, ND is already playing a service academy at MetLife Stadium next season ….

Two games against service academies in the NY metropolitan area in four weeks — how’s that for silliness? True Swarbrickery!

Agree with your points on playing football in baseball venues — not my thing either.

@Jesper ND did the exact same thing in 2010, same venues for Navy and Army and both played in October/November respectively.

Jesper Miami could not help it they wanted to withdraw playing Notre Dame in 24 however this is a WIN,WIN for Fighting Irish Fans throughout New York City Tri State Area. I am pulling Notre will play at Miami on Thanksgiving weekend in 2025 & like to see Fighting Irish play ACC away games in odd number years.