Texas A&M Aggies Set Prime Time Matchup with Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Open 2024 Season

Texas A&M Aggies Set Prime Time Matchup with Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Open 2024 Season

Excitement is building as the Texas A&M Aggies prepare to kick off their 2024 college football season with a high-profile matchup against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, August 31. While the matchup itself was already known, fans can now mark their calendars for an exact time as the Aggies and the blue blood program will clash in prime time at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Adding to the anticipation is the rare occurrence of ESPN's College GameDay making its return to College Station after several years. The presence of College GameDay underscores the significance of this matchup, setting the stage for an electrifying start to the Mike Elko era at Texas A&M.

The upcoming game has already sparked numerous off-season storylines, with one notable narrative revolving around quarterback Riley Leonard. Leonard, who played under Elko during his coaching stint at Duke, transferred to Notre Dame this offseason. However, Leonard's plans for the upcoming season have hit a roadblock due to ankle surgery, raising questions about his availability for the early-season clash.

On the Texas A&M side, expectations are soaring with redshirt sophomore quarterback Conner Weigman poised to lead the offense. Weigman's return to the lineup, combined with Elko's strategic moves in the transfer portal, has bolstered the Aggies' defense, particularly in the secondary, showcasing Elko's impact since joining the program.

Interestingly, this game marks Notre Dame's fourth consecutive year opening the season on the road, setting the stage for a compelling matchup against the Aggies in College Station.

As fans gear up for a thrilling season opener, the spotlight will be on Texas A&M and Notre Dame as they vie for an early-season victory in what promises to be a memorable and impactful game for both programs.