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Irish Will Begin 2024 Season In Prime Time At Texas A&M

The University of Notre Dame will begin the 2024 season in a prime time matchup at Texas A&M. The Fighting Irish and Aggies will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET in a national broadcast on ABC Saturday, August 31, 2024 at Kyle Field. 

The game will mark the fourth consecutive year Notre Dame will play its first contest away from Notre Dame Stadium at night and fifth time in the last nine seasons the Irish will begin the season on the road, on its opponents’ home field in prime time. 

Last season, Notre Dame faced Navy in Dublin at 7:30 p.m. local time. The Irish opened the 2022, 2021, 2019, 2017 and 2016 season on the road in night games as well, taking on Ohio State, Florida State, Louisville and Texas. 

In each of those games, the Notre Dame contest was the highest or second-highest viewed game of the weekend.  

DateOpponent/TimeViewersWeekly Ranking 
8-26-2023vs. Navy, Dublin, 7:30 p.m. local time3.56m1st
9-3-2022at Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. ET10.53m1st
9-5-2021at Florida State, 7:30 p.m. ET7.75m2nd
9-2-2019at Louisville, 8:00 p.m. ET5.60m2nd
9-4-2016at Texas, 7:30 p.m. ET10.94m1st

Notre Dame will be facing Texas A&M for the sixth time and the first since a loss in the program’s only visit to College Station in 2001. Notre Dame and Texas A&M first met in 1987 at the Cotton Bowl (a 35-10 Texas A&M victory), then followed with two more Cotton Bowl meetings – both won by the Irish – in 1992 and 1993. The two programs then held a home-and-home series in 2000 and 2001 with both teams earning a victory on their respective home fields.