1971 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1971 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 15
AP No. 13
1971 record 8–2
Head coach Ara Parseghian (8th season)
Captain Tom Gatewood
Captain Walt Patulski
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1971 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18 1:30 p.m. Northwestern No. 2 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 50–7   59,075
September 25 1:30 p.m. at Purdue No. 2 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 8–7   69,765
October 2 12:50 p.m. Michigan State No. 4 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) ABC W 14–2   59,075
October 9 8:15 p.m. at Miami No. 9 Orange BowlMiami, FL W 17–0   66,039
October 16 1:30 p.m. North Carolina No. 7 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 16–0   59,075
October 23 1:30 p.m. USC No. 6 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) L 14–28   59,075
October 30 1:30 p.m. Navy No. 12 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 21–0   59,075
November 6 1:00 p.m. at Pittsburgh No. 8 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 56–7   55,528
November 13 1:30 p.m. Tulane No. 8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 21–7   59,075
November 20 8:05 p.m. at No. 14 LSU No. 7 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ABC L 8–28   66,936
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern.

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Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

Notre Dame at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 0 8 8
Purdue 0 7 0 0 7

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Navy[edit]

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

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LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 0 8 8
LSU 7 7 7 7 28


References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide.
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Edges Past Purdue." Ocala Star-Banner. 1971 Sept 26.
  3. ^ "Notre Dame Rips Middies, 21-0." Palm Beach Post. 1971 Oct 31.