1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #17
1975 record 8–3
Head coach Dan Devine (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Merv Johnson (1st year)
Captain Ed Bauer
Captain Jim Stock
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »

The 1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1975 college football season. It was Dan Devine's first year as head coach, taking over for the retired Ara Parseghian.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Night vs. Boston College #9 Schaefer StadiumFoxboro, MA (Holy War) ABC W 17–3   61,501
September 20 at Purdue #9 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 17–0   69,795
September 27 Northwestern #7 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 31–7   59,075
October 4 Michigan State #8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) L 3–10   59,075
October 11 at North Carolina #15 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 21–14   49,500
October 18 at Air Force #15 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 31–30   43,204
October 25 #3 USC #14 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 17–24   59,075
November 1 Navy #15 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 31–10   59,075
November 8 Georgia Tech #12 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 24–3   59,075
November 15 Pittsburgh #9 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 20–34   56,480
November 22 Night at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL W 32–9   24,944
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Dan Devine
  • Assistants: Greg Blache (JV), Brian Boulac (OL), Ed Chlebek (ST), Merv Johnson (OC), George Kelly (LB), Hank Kuhlmann (OB/ST), Johnny Roland (Receivers), Paul Shoults (DB), Ross Stephenson (Scouting/Volunteer Ast), Joe Yonto (DL)

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Game notes[edit]

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 3 7 7 17
Boston College 0 3 0 0 3

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Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 0 0 14 17
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0

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North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 0 21 21
North Carolina 0 0 14 0 14

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide.
  2. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media supplement.
  3. ^ "Notre Dame Stops Boston College in Opener." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 16.
  4. ^ "Interception Return Lifts Irish." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 21.
  5. ^ "Irish Turn Back Tar Heels, 21-14." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 12.