The Air Force Falcons of the Mountain West Conference and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, an FBS Independent school, have agreed to a home-and-home football series starting with the 2011 season.
The series will begin when Air Force visits Notre Dame Stadium on October 8, 2011. The series finale will take place when the Fighting Irish visit Falcon Stadium during the 2013 season.
Notre Dame and Air Force have met 28 times with the Irish leading the series 22-6. The last meeting between the schools came during the 2007 season when Air Force defeated Notre Dame 41-24 at Notre Dame Stadium.
Air Force now has four non-conference games scheduled for 2011: at Wake Forest, at Navy, at Notre Dame and home vs. Army. In 2013, the Falcons will host Army, Colgate, Iowa State and Notre Dame and will travel to Navy.