Notre Dame and Texas A&M have agreed to play a two-game, home-and-home series, starting in 2024. The Irish and Aggies will open the 2024 season in College Station before playing a late September game the following season. The two programs haven’t met on the football field since 2001.
“These two contests between Notre Dame and Texas A&M figure to be excellent intersectional attractions,” athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement. “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.”
This is the second high-profile matchup Notre Dame has announced this season, with an upcoming Ohio State series announced just days before the Irish played Michigan.
As Notre Dame rebuilds previous scheduling agreements as they work to fulfill their obligation to the ACC, we start to see the focus of a restructured national schedule. While games with Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue are slowly finding their way back, filling those voids with elite opponents like A&M, Georgia and Ohio State makes any disappointment rather easy to stomach.
Notre Dame and Texas A&M have played five previous times, the first three in the Cotton Bowl. Notre Dame is 3-2 overall.