1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team
|1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
Consensus National Champions
|Head coach||Frank Leahy (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)|
The 1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1943 college football season. The Irish, coached by Frank Leahy, ended the season with 9 wins and 1 loss, winning the national championship. The 1943 team became the fourth Irish team to win the national title and the first for Frank Leahy. Led by Notre Dame's first Heisman Trophy winner, Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame beat seven teams ranked in the top 13 and played seven of its ten games on the road. Despite a season ending loss to Great Lakes, Notre Dame was awarded its first national title by the Associated Press.
|September 25||at Pittsburgh||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||W 41-0||43,437|
|October 2||Georgia Tech||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||W 55-13||26,497|
|October 9||at No. 2 Michigan||No. 1||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||W 35-12||86,408|
|October 16||at Wisconsin||No. 1||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||W 51-0||16,235|
|October 23||Illinois||No. 1||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||W 47-0||24,676|
|October 30||vs. No. 3 Navy||No. 1||Cleveland Stadium • Cleveland, OH||W 33-6||77,900|
|November 6||vs. No. 3 Army||No. 1||Yankee Stadium • New York, NY||W 26-0||75,121|
|November 13||at No. 8 Northwestern||No. 1||Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Rivalry)||W 25-6||49,124|
|November 20||No. 2 Iowa Pre-Flight||No. 1||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||W 14-13||39,446|
|November 27||at Great Lakes||No. 1||Comiskey Park • North Chicago, IL||L 14-19||23,000|
|#Rankings from AP. All times are in Eastern Time.|
|Angelo Bertelli, QB||2||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Creighton Miller, HB||1||1||1||1||1|
|John Yonakor, E||1||1||1||1|
|† Jim White, T||1||1||1||1||1||1||2|
|Pat Filley, G||2||1||1|
|Herb Coleman, C||2|
|†denotes consensus selection Source:|
College Football Hall of Fame Inductees:
 Notre Dame leads all universities in players inducted.
1944 NFL Draft
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