SOUTH BEND — The Irish will begin the season on the Emerald Isle facing Navy for the third time in Ireland. Notre Dame defeated Navy 54-27 in Croke Park on November 2, 1996, and 50-10 at Aviva Stadium to begin the 2012 season. After a 35-32 victory over Navy in Baltimore last season, Notre Dame owns a 81-13-1 advantage in the all-time series.
On September 2, the Irish will face a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the first time when the Tennessee State Tigers travel to Notre Dame Stadium. It also will mark the first game Notre Dame will play against a Football Championship Subdivision team.
The full schedule:
Aug. 26 vs. Navy Aviva Stadium Dublin, Ireland
Sept. 2 Tennessee State Notre Dame Stadium
Sept. 9 at NC State Carter-Finley Stadium Raleigh, NC
Sept. 16 Central Michigan Notre Dame Stadium
Sept. 23 Ohio State Notre Dame Stadium
Sept. 30 at Duke Wallace Wade Stadium
Oct. 7 at Louisville Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Oct. 14 Southern Cal Notre Dame Stadium
Oct. 21 BYE WEEK
Oct. 28 Pittsburgh Notre Dame Stadium
Nov. 4 at Clemson Memorial Stadium
Nov. 11 BYE WEEK
Nov. 18 Wake Forest Notre Dame Stadium
Nov. 25 at Stanford Stanford Stadium