Notre Dame adds New Mexico to 2019 Football Schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

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.

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  1. james
    August 13, 2015 at 11:59 am

    notre dame should just join the acc

  2. MJB (@mjbx101)
    September 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Gonna guess that ND’s 12th game in 2019 will be a “Shamrock Series” game played in Texas, and let’s guess Air Force as the opponent.

  3. d.r. green
    November 6, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    At last. New Mexico football will get the attention many New Mexicans think it deserves, by playing a high caliber Notre Dame team in Notre Dame Stadium in 2019. Of course, most of those cheering Lobo fans might be torn, between rooting for a UNM team that won’t have a chance, and for a Fighting Irish squad which will likely blow UNM out. Hopefully UNM will put the $1.1 million it receives as a guaranteed payment for the game to good use, and Bob Davie won’t be coaching New Mexico in 2019, and offer his excuses for his team’s poor performance,

  4. Craig wells
    November 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Notre dame will not play anyone in the sec because they will lose. They need to stop playing the high school teams, and play the top schools

    • Bryan
      November 30, 2015 at 11:12 am

      Craig. I guess you didn’t read the entire article since it says they will also travel to face Georgia.

    • Johnny Turtle
      November 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      Like they lost to LSU in the bowl game last year? BTW, Dumb$ass, ND has the 9th strongest schedule in the FBS this year. Of course, I know that facts don’t matter to haters – only hate matters.

    • Sks
      December 20, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Amen Craig. One more thing. If ND only had some academic /character standards… Few suspensions recently!!

      Before you reply back. FEAR THE TREE. That’s a real institution

      Go Stanford!

    • Steven (@dspesh1)
      December 22, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Wow! Because the SEC teams don’t play high school teams?

    • M Tek
      January 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

      They wanted to play an FCS school like Georgia Southern or Coastal Carolina but those teams are booked playing the SEC schools

    • Chris
      February 25, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      they actually play Georgia and year over year have an average tougher schedule then most SEC teams. I respect the SEC its a tough conference and most of their fans know football.
      NCAA College Football Strength of Schedule Rankings & Ratings

      More Rankings…
      Home Advantage: +3.5
      Rank Team Rating High Low Last
      1 Alabama (14-1) 12.6 1 20 2
      2 Oklahoma (11-2) 11.1 1 73 1
      3 Mississippi (10-3) 10.5 2 71 4
      4 Clemson (14-1) 10.3 4 83 15
      5 LSU (9-3) 10.1 2 30 5
      6 USC (8-6) 9.9 3 74 3
      7 Arkansas (8-5) 9.9 1 75 6
      8 Notre Dame (10-3) 9.3 4 45 8

  5. JM
    January 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    New Mexico is going to go in there and win. These kids have started to turn this program around and many of them are from New Mexico a state that doesn’t turn out many D1 players. This win is going to change that. To steal a quote from Holtz, ” they put their pants on same way we do.”

    • anthony
      January 14, 2016 at 1:52 am

      I love Notre dame ,but to play the lobos makes me sad who are the lobos ? we need to play michigan love those games dame wake up the echoes not put them to sleep

  6. JM
    January 30, 2016 at 1:40 am

    Anthony you will find out who they are just like everyone else when the time comes.

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