1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Cotton Bowl champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 24–11 vs. Texas
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 2
1970 record 10–1
Head coach Ara Parseghian (7th year)
Captain Larry DiNardo
Captain Tim Kelly
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Notre Dame         10 1 0
Villanova         9 2 0
#16 Air Force         9 3 0
#13 Georgia Tech         9 3 0
Boston College         8 2 0
#19 Houston         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 3 0
#17 Tulane         8 4 0
#18 Penn State         7 3 0
Temple         7 3 0
West Texas State         7 3 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
Florida State         7 4 1
Virginia Tech         5 6 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Dayton         5 4 1
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Utah State         5 5 0
Colgate         5 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Northern Illinois         3 7 0
Buffalo         2 9 0
Navy         2 9 0
Army         1 9 1
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1970 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 2:30 p.m. at Northwestern No. 6 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) W 35–14   50,049
September 26 1:30 p.m. Purdue No. 6 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 48–0   59,075
October 3 2:30 p.m. at Michigan State No. 4 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 29–0   76,103
October 10 1:30 p.m. Army No. 3 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 51–10   59,075
October 17 3:50 p.m. at No. 18 Missouri No. 3 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO ABC W 24–7   64,200
October 31 1:30 p.m. vs. Navy No. 3 John F. Kennedy StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W 56–7   45,226
November 7 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 2 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 46–14   59,075
November 14 1:30 p.m. Georgia Tech No. 1 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 10–7   59,075
November 21 1:30 p.m. No. 7 LSU No. 2 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 3–0   59,075
November 28 4:15 p.m. at USC No. 4 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 28–38   64,694
January 1, 1971 2:00 p.m. vs. No. 1 Texas No. 6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 24–11   73,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Notre Dame 7 15 0 7 29
Michigan St 0 0 0 0 0
  • Joe Theismann 12/17, 147 Yds, 13 Rush, 107 Yds
  • First Notre Dame game on artificial turf
  • First Notre Dame win in East Lansing

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Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Notre Dame 7 21 7 14 49
Navy 7 0 0 0 7

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LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
LSU 0 0 0 0 0
• Notre Dame 0 0 0 3 3


References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1970 Sept 27. Retrieved 2014-Dec-01.
  3. ^ "Irish Rout Michigan State." Palm Beach Post. 1970 Oct 4. Retrieved 2014-Dec-01.
  4. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1970 November 1.