1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Orange Bowl, L 6–40 vs. Nebraska
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #14
1972 record 8–3
Head coach Ara Parseghian
Captain John Dampeer
Greg Marx
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »

The 1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1972 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 2:30pm at Northwestern #13 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 37–0   55,155
September 30 2:30pm Purdue #10 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 35–14   59,075
October 7 1:50pm at Michigan State #7 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ABC W 16–0   77,828
October 14 2:30pm Pittsburgh #7 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 42–16   59,075
October 21 2:30pm Missouri #8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN L 26–30   59,075
October 28 2:30pm TCU #13 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 21–0   59,075
November 4 1:30pm vs. Navy #12 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 42–23   43,089
November 11 3:05pm at Air Force #12 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 21–7   48,671
November 18 1:30pm Miami (FL) #10 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 20–17   59,075
December 2 4:00pm at #1 USC #10 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 23–45   75,243
January 1 8:00pm vs. #9 Nebraska #12 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 6–40   80,010
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 0 0 14 14
Notre Dame 14 7 14 0 35

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Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 0 8 8 16
Notre Dame 7 7 7 21 42

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide
  2. ^ "Purdue smashed." Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 1.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.