1929 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1929 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
National champion (Dickinson, Helms, et al.)
Conference Independent
1929 record 9–0
Head coach Knute Rockne (12th season)
Assistant coach Tom Lieb
Offensive scheme Notre Dame Box
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain John B. Law
Home stadium Soldier Field
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The 1929 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1929 college football season. When coach Knute Rockne fell ill, Tom Lieb became de facto head coach. The team was selected as the 1929 national champion by Billingsley Report, Boand System, Dickinson System, Dunkel System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, National Championship Foundation, Poling System, and Jeff Sagarin's ELO-Chess system.[1]


Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 14–0   16,111
October 12 vs. Navy Municipal StadiumBaltimore, MD (Rivalry) W 14–7   64,681
October 19 Wisconsin Soldier FieldChicago, IL W 19–0   90,000
October 26 at Carnegie Tech Pittsburgh, PA W 7–0   66,000
November 2 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 26–6   22,000
November 9 Drake Soldier Field • Chicago, IL W 19–7   50,000
November 16 USC Soldier Field • Chicago, IL (Rivalry) W 13–12   112,912
November 23 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) W 26–6   50,000
November 30 vs. Army Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Rivalry) W 7–0   79,408





  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 109. Retrieved January 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football media guide. Retrieved 2015-Jul-12.
  3. ^ 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football supplement. Retrieved 2015-Jul-12.