The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have added the New Mexico Lobos to their 2019 football schedule.
Notre Dame will host New Mexico at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend on Sept. 14, 2019. The game, which comes with a $1.1 million guarantee for the Lobos, will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
“It’s exciting for our entire program to have this opportunity to play at the University of Notre Dame on national television in front of a sold out stadium,” said former Notre Dame and current UNM head coach Bob Davie. “I know our fans will also be thrilled to see this addition to our 2019 schedule.”
The addition of New Mexico tentatively gives Notre Dame 11 games on their football schedule for the 2019 season. The Fighting Irish are slated to open the season at Louisville on Labor Day.
Home games for Notre Dame in 2019 include Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Navy, and USC. In addition to UL, the Fighting Irish will travel to face Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke, and Stanford.
New Mexico now has three of their four non-conference games scheduled. The Lobos are also set to travel to ULM and later host New Mexico State.