Sept. 25, 2014
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame and Texas A&M will play Aug. 31, 2024, in College Station, Texas, and Sept. 27, 2025, at Notre Dame Stadium. These two contests will mark the first regular-season meetings between the Irish and Aggies since a two-game series in 2000 and 2001.
“These two contests between Notre Dame and Texas A&M figure to be excellent intersectional attractions,” says Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick. “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.”
Notre Dame and Texas A&M have played on five previous occasions, with the Irish leading the series 3-2. The lone regular-season meetings produced a 24-10 Irish victory over the 23rd-rated Aggies in 2000 in Notre Dame Stadium, followed by a 24-3 Texas A&M triumph in 2001 in College Station. In that season-opening Irish win in 2000, Arnaz Battle made his first career start at quarterback for Notre Dame and threw for 133 yards and two scores while also rushing for 50 net yards.
The first three games between the Irish and Aggies came in Dallas in the Cotton Bowl:
- At the end of the 1987 season, 13th-ranked Texas A&M (9-2) knocked off the 12th-rated and 8-3 Irish 35-10 in Tim Brown’s final collegiate appearance. Terry Andrysiak threw for 203 yards for the Irish, while Brown made six catches for 105 yards–including an early 17-yard scoring reception that put the Irish up 7-0.
- After the 1992 season, fifth-rated Notre Dame (9-1-1) handed fourth-ranked and 12-0 Texas A&M a 28-3 defeat. Reggie Brooks rushed for 115 yards, while Jerome Bettis added 75 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns and a pass reception TD as well. Rick Mirer threw two TD passes and was named offensive MVP, while Notre Dame’s Devon McDonald was selected defensive MVP.
- Following the 1993 campaign, fourth-ranked Notre Dame (10-1) held off the seventh-ranked and 10-1 Aggies 24-21. Lee Becton earned offensive MVP honors after rushing for 138 yards in his seventh straight 10-yard effort. Kevin Pendergast’s 31-yard field goal with 2:22 remaining won it for the Irish.
The Notre Dame-Texas A&M games are the latest in a series of two-year, home-and-home scheduling agreements for the Irish–following recent announcements of games against Georgia (2017 and 2019) and Ohio State (2022 and 2023).
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