The Toledo football program has announced one of the biggest matchups in program history. On Monday, the Rockets announced they will face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2021 college football season.
The meeting between Toledo and Notre Dame will be played on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 at Notre Dame Stadium.
It will be the first time the two programs meet on the football field.
“We are very pleased and excited to add Notre Dame to our 2021 football schedule,” said Toledo vice-president and athletic director Mike O’Brien.
“Notre Dame has one of the greatest college football traditions in the country so it definitely will be a matchup our football team will be looking forward to. The game also has the added benefit of only being just a two-and-a-half hour drive from Toledo, so I know many of our fans will travel to South Bend for the contest.”
The Rockets become only the second current member of the MAC to meet Notre Dame in the last 96 years.
Toledo holds wins over Power 5 schools like Michigan, Penn State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Purdue, Iowa State (twice), Pittsburgh, Colorado and Kansas.
There’s no telling what the landscape of college football will be in five years, but you can guarantee the Toledo fans will be looking forward to this game until the moment the two teams kickoff.
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