1950 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1950 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
NotreDameFightingIrish.svg
Conference Independent
1950 record 4–4–1
Head coach Frank Leahy (5th year of 2nd stint; 8th overall year)
Captain Jerry Groom
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »

The 1950 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1950 college football season. The Irish, coached by Frank Leahy during his eighth year at Notre Dame, ended the season with 4 wins, 4 losses, and one tie. Though they were ranked #1 in the preseason AP Poll[1]and were the defending National Champions, the 1950 team– without Heisman Trophy-winner Leon Hart, who had graduated in the spring and was drafted by the NFL's Detroit Lions with the first overall pick– only achieved a .500 record for the season.

Rivalries[edit]

  • Notre Dame lost to Michigan State in the battle for the Megaphone Trophy.
  • Notre Dame lost to Purdue.
  • Notre Dame lost to USC.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 #20 North Carolina #1 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN[2] W 14–7   56,430
October 7 Purdue #1 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 14–28   56,746
October 14 at Tulane #10 Tulane Stadium (Sugar Bowl) • New Orleans, LA W 13–9   73,159
October 21 at Indiana #11 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 7–20   34,100
October 28 #15 Michigan State Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) L 33–36   57,866
November 4 vs. Navy Municipal StadiumCleveland, OH[3] (Rivalry) W 19–10   71,074
November 11 Pittsburgh Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 18–7   56,966
November 18 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA T 14–14   52,863
December 2 at USC LA Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Rivalry) L 7–9   70,177
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game[4].

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season. Bob Williams was the 2nd pick in the first round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1950 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Note: While Notre Dame, IN is the official home of the University of Notre Dame as per its status as a Census-Designated Place, South Bend, IN is more commonly referred to as the site of Notre Dame.
  3. ^ "Notre Dame vs. Navy :: The Rivalry". Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "1950 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=143&season=1950