Notre Dame football on verge of filling final schedule slot

The Notre Dame football team looks like it's figured out who will be its 12th opponent in the 2024 season.

Nov 12, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Army Black Knights quarterback Malik McGue (16) carries the ball
Nov 12, 2016; San Antonio, TX, USA; Army Black Knights quarterback Malik McGue (16) carries the ball / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
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The Notre Dame football schedule for the 2024 season is almost complete. That includes the announcement earlier this week about when the Irish would be playing the Blue-Gold Spring Game.

There is however, one slot on the schedule that still hasn't been filled as of this morning. It turns out that while it hasn't been filled yet, that doesn't mean there aren't talks in the works. In fact, it feels like Marcus Freeman and company are very, very close to knowing who will be the 12th game on the schedule.

According to college football analyst Matt Fortuna, the Notre Dame football team are set to square off against the Army Black Knights on November 23. Fortuna added the game was basically a done deal, even if both sides are still ironing out some final details.

That report certainly fits with how the schedule has shaped up so far. The Fighting Irish currently have a gap in the schedule that weekend. Should it be filled by Army it would mean they would play the Virginia Cavaliers the week before and then end their regular season against the USC Trojans.

It would seem as though Army has a spot in the same part of their schedule, though it's somewhat hard to gauge as they don't tend to release schedule info all that early. FBS Schedules has put together how they think the schedule could shake out and the Cadets only have 11 games on their schedule as well.

Notre Dame football prepares to square off against Army

Over the years, the Irish and the Black Knights have done battle plenty of times. However, next season would be the first time since 2016 that the two programs have squared off.

It should surprise no one that Notre Dame football dominates the series with an overall record of 39-8-4 against the military academy.