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Notre Dame Adds Pac-12 Opponent To Future Schedule

Notre Dame football players walking onto the field.

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish walk out to the field for their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Notre Dame football has a lot of history against teams from the Pac-12. USC and Stanford are two of their most famous rivalry foes. But the Fighting Irish intend to add another game against a West Coast foe on one of their future schedules.

According to Brett McMurphy of Stadium, Notre Dame has added Cal as a home game opponent in 2022. Per FBSchedules.com, the game will be played on September 17.

The Notre Dame-Cal game will be the first meeting between the two schools in 55 years. Their last meeting came in 1967, with the Fighting Irish beating the Golden Bears 41-8 in South Bend.

To date, Notre Dame boasts a 4-0 record against Cal, with all four meetings coming between 1959 and 1967.

With the addition of Cal, Notre Dame now knows 10 of their opponents in 2022.

Notre Dame's current 2022 schedule is as follows:

  • September 3: at Ohio State
  • September 10: vs Marshall
  • September 17: vs Cal
  • October 15: vs Stanford
  • October 22: at Navy
  • November 5: vs Clemson
  • November 26: at USC
  • TBD: vs Boston College
  • TBD: at North Carolina
  • TBD: at Syracuse

That's a pretty brutal schedule just as it's assembled right now. Ohio State and Clemson can potentially crush any College Football Playoff dreams they might have that year.

Fortunately for the Irish, it doesn't look like they'll need to go out west more than once.

What do you think of Notre Dame's 2022 schedule now?