1955 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1955 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 9
1955 record 8–2
Head coach Terry Brennan (2nd year)
Captain Ray Lemek
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1954
1956 →
1955 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Southern Miss         9 1 0
#9 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Penn State         5 4 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1955 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 SMU No. 11 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 17–0   56,454
October 1 Indiana No. 4 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 19–0   56,494
October 7 at No. 15 Miami (FL) No. 5 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL W 14–0   75,685
October 15 at No. 13 Michigan State No. 4 Macklin StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L 7–21   52,007
October 22 at Purdue No. 11 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) W 22–7   55,000
October 29 No. 4 Navy No. 9 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 21–7   59,475
November 5 at Penn No. 6 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 46–14   45,226
November 12 at North Carolina No. 5 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 27–7   38,000
November 19 Iowa No. 4 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 17–14   59,955
November 26 at Southern California No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) L 20–42   94,892
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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