Notre Dame to play Navy in Dublin, Ireland in 2020
The rumors have been running wild lately regarding this game and it looks like itâs actually happening. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Navy Midshipmen on Aug. 29, 2020 in Dublin, Ireland.
The game was made official on Thursday, as first reported on the Irish Examiner.
âOver 35,000 fans travelled to Ireland when Notre Dame and Navy last met in Dublin in 2012 and we will warmly welcome them and many others back for the Aer Lingus College Football Classics,â said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. âMajor games such as this one showcase Ireland as a location for international events and tournaments and put our world-leading hospitality and tourism sector front and centreâ¦ College football is one of the greatest spectacles in world sport and to bring it back to Ireland for a five-game series is wonderful news for Irish tourism and for sports fansâ¦ I look forward to the first ga me of the series with the return of Notre Dame vs Navy in August 2020; I have no doubt it will be a hugely popular occasion.â
This game was initially set for MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but will transition to Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Notre Dame and Navy have met 91 times and the Fighting Irish lead the series, 75-13-1. The largest victory was won by the Irish, 56-7, back in 1970. The longest winning streak goes to Notre Dame as well, which is 43 games from 1964-2006. There is also a trophy between both programs, which is called the Rip Miller Trophy.
The Fighting Irish, currently 7-0 and ranked as the No. 3 team in the country according to the AP Top 25 Poll and the Coaches Poll, and the Midshipmen, 2-5 on the season, will meet this Saturday in San Diego. OddsShark and 5Dimes released their odds for week 8 of the College Football season and as expected, Notre Dame is a heavy, heavy favorite over Navy. The Irish are listed as a 22-point favorite per OddsShark and a 21.5-point favorite per 5Dimes. This next game comes after the Fighting Irish were on a bye, which followed Notre Dame's come-from-behind victory at home over Pittsburgh, 19-14.
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