The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and USF Bulls have scheduled a three-game football series beginning in 2020, the schools announced Thursday.
The first tilt in the series is slated for Saturday, Sept. 19 in South Bend, Ind., at Notre Dame Stadium. The contest replaces Western Michigan on Notre Dame’s 2020 football schedule. Kick time and television arrangements will be announced as the game approaches.
The two remaining games will be scheduled for later years, with USF again traveling to South Bend and Notre Dame visiting Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
“We are very excited for our program and our players to have the opportunity to play Notre Dame in South Bend in front of a national TV audience during the 2020 season,” USF Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly said. “It’s not only a terrific addition for this season, but will bring Notre Dame to play in Tampa for the first time and adds the Irish to a terrific slate of future nonconference opponents that includes teams such as Alabama, Florida, Louisville, Miami, NC State, Boise State and BYU.”
The Irish join The Citadel (Saturday, Sept. 12) and FAU (Saturday, Sept. 26) as non-league games on USF’s 2020 American slate. Notre Dame’s season is also slated to begin Sept. 12, as Duke visits South Bend.
USF and Notre Dame have faced off once in school history, a 23-20 Bulls victory at Notre Dame Stadium as the lid-lifter to the 2011 campaign.