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Boise State to Play Notre Dame in Exciting 2025 Matchup

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On Oct. 4, 2025, the Boise State Broncos will travel to face the Notre Dame Irish at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time, making for a historic matchup. This announcement adds to the Broncos' out-of-conference 2025 schedule, as it was recently announced they would play games at Appalachian State and the USF. Boise State will also host Eastern Washington at home.

Last season, the Broncos went 8-6, ending with a loss to the UCLA Bruins in the LA Bowl. Going into 2024, they hope for a much different season with two teams essentially visiting the conference. As for Notre Dame, they had quite the season last year, going 10-3 and finishing with a blowout win against Oregon State in the Sun Bowl. Their schedule is competitive for the next two seasons, and both the Broncos and the Irish could be completely different teams but the time they get to play each other.

The Historic Boise State, Notre Dame Matchup

Not only will this be the Broncos' first game against Notre Dame, but it will also be their first game in the state of Indiana. This game is huge for the Broncos, as it will put many eyes on the program with a matchup against the rowdy Notre Dame fans. Notre Dame Stadium has been sold out for 273 straight games, and the Broncos will have all eyes on them as they take on the challenge of Irish football in front of a home crowd.

For Notre Dame, this game will be the 39th they have played against teams currently in the Mountain West Conference, in which they have won 32. In fall 2025, they will look to add to that record. In addition, Notre Dame will face out-of-conference teams such as Texas A&M, Purdue, USC, Navy and North Carolina State at home in 2025.

Game times and broadcast networks have yet to be announced, but a press release from Boise State stated fans can request tickets now through the Bronco Athletic Association priority rankings. Season ticket holders will get priority. According to KBTV 7, it is expected that the Broncos will be able to buy around 5,000 seats, so Broncos fans will have to act fast if they plan on making the trip to Notre Dame.

The Boise State football team expressed their excitement on X, tweeting that “two legendary programs at one legendary venue” would be playing. Both programs are in the top six in all-time win percentage among FBS schools and have deep-rooted history in the sport of college football. Given that, it is about time these two programs get to play it out on the field.


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