New Mexico Lobos announced in the August 13, 2015 Albuquerque Journal that they will play Notre Dame in football on Sept. 14, 2019. This headline reminds me of the old song about high hopes and the rubber tree plants. I received my MBA from UNM and fell so much in love with New Mexico I have lived here ever since. Go Lobos.
The game in South Bend, Ind., will constitute a $1.1 million payday for UNM athletics. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.
Lobos coach Bob Davie was Notre Dame’s head coach from 1997-2001 and was an assistant to Irish coach Lou Holtz for three years prior to that.
The Lobos now have a “guarantee game” against a NCAA “power conference” school in each of the next five seasons: at Rutgers in 2016, at Texas A&M in 2017, at Wisconsin in 2018, at Notre Dame in 2019 and at Southern California in 2020.