SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Jonas Gray #25 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is hit by (L-R) Caleb King #57, Chris Ferguson #23 and Wave Ryder #8 of the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on October 29, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will travel to Europe on September first to continue their annual rivalry against the Navy Midshipmen.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will return to Dublin, Ireland, for the first time time since November 2, 1996, to take on the Navy Midshipmen in their annual matchup. According to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, the date for the international event has just been set:
Notre Dame vs. Navy Sept. 1 from Dublin, Ireland televised on @CBSSports Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. ET— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) April 16, 2012
The Fighting Irish and Navy Midshipmen also paired off in the previous Dublin game in 1996, with the Irish winning 54-27. In the 2011 college football season, the Irish also beat Navy in a 56-14 blowout with WR Michael Floyd catching 6 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in that game.