1951 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1951 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
1951 record 7–2–1
Head coach Frank Leahy (6th year of 2nd stint; 9th overall year)
Captain Jim Mutscheller
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »

The 1951 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1951 college football season.

Rivalries[edit]

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

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29 Indiana No. 14 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana W 48–6   55,790
October 5 at Detroit No. 5 Briggs Stadium[1]Detroit W 40–6   52,331
October 13 SMU No. 5 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana L 20–27   58,240
October 20 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh W 33–0   60,127
October 27 Purdue No. 15 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana (Rivalry) W 30–9   57,890
November 3 vs. Navy No. 13 Babe Ruth StadiumBaltimore (Rivalry) W 19–0   44,237
November 10 No. 5 Michigan State No. 11 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana (Megaphone Trophy) L 0–35   51,296
November 17 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina W 12–7   44,500
November 24 Iowa Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana T 20–20   40,685
December 1 at No. 20 USC LA Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles (Rivalry) W 19–12   55,783
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bob Toneff Tackle 2 22 San Francisco 49ers
John Petitbon Halfback 7 74 New York Yanks
Chet Ostrowski Defensive End 10 115 Washington Redskins
Jim Mutscheller Defensive End 12 134 New York Yanks
Dave Flood Defensive Back 13 150 Pittsburgh Steelers
Paul Burns Guard 16 191 New York Giants
Billy Barrett Halfback 28 327 Green Bay Packers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Night Games". Forever Irish: Celebrating the Heritage of Notre Dame Football. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  2. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=143&season=1951
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1951.htm