Saturday, October 25, 2014


Notre Dame’s Troy Niklas (85) pushes Navy defender Don Pearson (50) aside as he avoids being tackled for a big gain during first half action at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The Irish defeated the Naval Academy 38-34. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)
Notre Dame, Navy will play under the lights this season for first time in 28 years
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 1:34 p.m.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a source error, the article originally contained incorrect information about the Notre Dame-Navy series. That has been corrected.

Notre Dame football has added a third primetime matchup to its 2014 slate.

The Irish will kick off at 8 p.m. against Navy on Nov. 1 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., according to an announcement from CBS Sports. CBS will broadcast the game, which is scheduled to air after the 3:30 p.m. Florida-Georgia matchup.

This will be the first time Notre Dame and Navy meet under the lights since 1986, according to Notre Dame records. The Irish squeaked past the Midshipmen, 38-34, at Notre Dame Stadium last year.

Notre Dame will also play Purdue and Michigan at night this season. Kickoff times for games against Syracuse, Florida State, Arizona State and USC have yet to be announced.

2014 Notre Dame football schedule

Rice at Notre Dame — 3:30 p.m., Aug. 30.

Michigan at Notre Dame — 7:30 p.m., Sept. 6.

Purdue vs. Notre Dame — 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13, at Lucas Oil Stadium (Shamrock Series).

Notre Dame at Syracuse — Sept. 27, at MetLife Stadium.

Stanford at Notre Dame — 3:30 p.m., Oct. 4.

North Carolina at Notre Dame — 3:30 p.m., Oct. 11.

Notre Dame at Florida State — Oct. 18.

Notre Dame vs. Navy — 8 p.m., Nov. 1, at FedEx Field.

Notre Dame at Arizona State — Nov. 8.

Northwestern at Notre Dame — 3:30 p.m., Nov. 15.

Louisville at Notre Dame — 3:30 p.m., Nov. 22.

Notre Dame at USC — Nov. 29.