Ball State announces 2018 football game at Notre Dame


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Ball State will play its first-ever football game against Notre Dame in 2018.

The Cardinals announced Monday a matchup in South Bend scheduled for a Sept 8, 2018. A Notre Dame spokesman confirmed the news.

"The opportunity to play one of the most storied programs in college football in a historic stadium will be very special for our student-athletes and everyone else associated with Ball State football,” Ball State head coach Pete Lembo said in a release.

Ball State, a member of the Mid-American Conference, finished the 2014 season with a 5-7 record.

Notre Dame's 2018 schedule also includes games against the following five ACC teams: Syracuse (Sept. 22), Virginia Tech (Oct. 13), Pittsburgh (Oct. 20), Florida State (Nov. 10) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17).

Ball State running back Jahwan Edwards (32) celebrates his fourth touchdown against Arkansas State in the fourth quarter of the GoDaddy Bowl NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/G.M. Andrews)