1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Orange Bowl, L 6–40 vs. Nebraska
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 14
1972 record 8–3
Head coach Ara Parseghian (9th year)
Captain John Dampeer
Captain Greg Marx
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Penn State         10 2 0
#14 Notre Dame         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 4 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Northern Illinois         7 4 0
Rutgers         7 4 0
#20 Georgia Tech         7 4 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Houston         6 4 1
Tulane         6 5 0
Temple         5 4 0
Colgate         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 4 1
Syracuse         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Dayton         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Southern Miss         3 7 1
Xavier         2 8 0
Cincinnati         2 9 0
Villanova         2 9 0
Pittsburgh         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1972 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 2:30 p.m. at Northwestern No. 13 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) W 37–0   55,155
September 30 2:30 p.m. Purdue No. 10 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 35–14   59,075
October 7 1:50 p.m. at Michigan State No. 7 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ABC W 16–0   77,828
October 14 2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 7 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 42–16   59,075
October 21 2:30 p.m. Missouri No. 8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN L 26–30   59,075
October 28 2:30 p.m. TCU No. 13 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 21–0   59,075
November 4 1:30 p.m. vs. Navy No. 12 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Rivalry) W 42–23   43,089
November 11 3:05 p.m. at Air Force No. 12 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 21–7   48,671
November 18 1:30 p.m. Miami (FL) No. 10 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 20–17   59,075
December 2 4:00 p.m. at No. 1 USC No. 10 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 23–45   75,243
January 1, 1973 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 9 Nebraska No. 12 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 6–40   80,010
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 0 0 14 14
Notre Dame 14 7 14 0 35

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Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 0 8 8 16
Notre Dame 7 7 7 21 42

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide
  2. ^ "Purdue smashed." Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 1.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.