1979 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1979 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
1979 record 7–4
Head coach Dan Devine (5th year)
Captain Vagas Ferguson
Captain Tim Foley
Captain Dave Waymer
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »

The 1979 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1979 college football season. The Irish finished unranked in both major polls for the first time since 1963.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 3:20pm at #6 Michigan #9 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry) ABC W 12–10   105,111
September 22 2:30pm at #17 Purdue #5 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 22–28   70,567
September 29 2:30pm #7 Michigan State #15 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) W 27–3   59,075
October 6 2:30pm Georgia Tech #10 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 21–13   59,075
October 13 3:30pm at Air Force #10 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 38–13   34,881
October 20 12:50pm #4 USC #9 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 23–42   59,075
October 27 2:30pm South Carolina #14 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 18–17   59,075
November 3 1:30pm Navy #13 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 14–0   59,075
November 10 1:30pm at Tennessee #13 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 18–40   86,489
November 17 1:30pm #14 Clemson Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN L 10–16   59,075
November 24 11:00pm vs. Miami (FL) National Olympic StadiumTokyo, Japan (Mirage Bowl) W 40–15   62,574
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 3 6 0 12
Michigan 3 7 0 0 10

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Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Notre Dame 10 21 0 7 38
Air Force 0 7 6 0 13

[3]


A football gifted by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team to President Gerald Ford, commemorating their 18-17 victory over South Carolina on October 27.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide.
  2. ^ "Irish Topple Michigan On Walk-on's Field Goals." Palm Beach Post. 1979 Sept 16.
  3. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1979 Oct 14.