1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Consensus national champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 27–10 vs. Stanford
Conference Independent
1924 record 10–0
Head coach Knute Rockne (7th year)
Offensive scheme Notre Dame Box
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain Adam Walsh
Home stadium Cartier Field
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The 1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1924 college football season. Coached by Knute Rockne and featuring the "Four Horsemen" backfield of Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden, Notre Dame completed an undefeated, 10–0 season with a victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl. The team was recognized as the consensus 1924 national champion, receiving retroactive national championship honors from the Berryman QPRS system, Billingsley Report, Boand System, Dickinson System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, Poling System, and Jeff Sagarin.[1] The 1925 Rose Bowl was Notre Dame's last bowl appearance until the 1969 season. The Fighting Irish played their home games at Cartier Field.


Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4 Lombard Cartier FieldNotre Dame, IN W 40–0   8,000
October 11 Wabash Cartier Field • Notre Dame, IN W 34–0   10,000
October 18 at Army Polo GroundsNew York, NY (Rivalry) W 13–7   55,000
October 25 at Princeton Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 12–0   40,000
November 1 Georgia Tech Cartier Field • Notre Dame, IN W 34–3   22,000
November 8 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–3   28,425
November 15 Nebraska Cartier Field • Notre Dame, IN W 34–6   22,000
November 22 at Northwestern Municipal Grant Park StadiumChicago, IL (Rivalry) W 13–6   45,000
November 29 at Carnegie Tech Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA W 40–19   35,000
January 1, 1925 vs. Stanford Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) W 27–10   53,000
daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.




Number Player Position Games
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
18 Jim Crowley halfback Green Bay, Wisconsin East 5'11" 160
5 Elmer Layden fullback Davenport, Iowa Davenport 5'11" 162
16 Don Miller halfback Defiance, Ohio Defiance 5'11" 160
32 Harry Stuhldreher quarterback Massillon, Ohio Washington 5'7" 151


  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football media guide. Retrieved 2015-Jul-12.