Notre Dame adds Central Michigan to 2023 football schedule

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Notre Dame inched closer to filling out its 2023 football schedule Thursday when the Irish announced a Sept. 16 home game against Central Michigan.

Notre Dame and Central Michigan, a member of the Mid-American Conference, have never met in football. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly compiled a 19-16 record as Central Michigan’s head coach from 2004-06.

The Irish are 8-0 all-time against MAC opponents with the most recent victory coming against Bowling Green in 2019. Notre Dame is scheduled to play against Toledo, another first-time opponent from the MAC, in the 2021 home opener on Sept. 11.

The Irish have now been paired with 11 opponents — six from the Atlantic Coast Conference — for the 2023 season with six home games against Central Michigan, Ohio State, USC, Wake Forest, Navy and Pittsburgh and five road games against Clemson, Stanford, Duke, Louisville and N.C. State.

2023 schedule

Sept. 16 vs. Central Michigan

Sept. 23 vs Ohio State

Oct. 14 vs USC

Oct. 28 vs Wake

Nov. 4 at Clemson

Nov. 11 vs. Navy

Nov. 25 at Stanford

TBA at Duke

TBA at Louisvillle

TBA at NC State

TBA vs. Pitt

Notre Dame added Central Michigan, where Brian Kelly was head coach from 2004-06, to its 2023 football schedule.