1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1954 record 9–1
Head coach Terry Brennan (1st year)
Captain Paul Matz
Captain Dan Shannon
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Notre Dame         9 1 0
#20 Penn State         7 2 0
Southern Miss         6 4 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1954 college football season.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 No. 4 Texas No. 2 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 21–0   57,594
October 2 No. 19 Purdue No. 1 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 14–27   58,250
October 9 at Pittsburgh No. 8 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 33–0   60,114
October 16 Michigan State No. 8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) W 20–19   57,238
October 30 vs. No. 15 Navy No. 6 Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD (Rivalry) W 6–0   60,000
November 6 at Penn No. 5 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 42–7   61,189
November 13 North Carolina No. 5 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 42–13   55,410
November 20 at No. 19 Iowa No. 4 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 34–18   56,576
November 27 No. 17 USC No. 4 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 23–17   56,438
December 4 at SMU No. 4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX W 26–14   75,501
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise

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References[edit]