1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
1975 record 8–3
Head coach Dan Devine (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Merv Johnson (1st season)
Captain Ed Bauer
Captain Jim Stock
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Rutgers         9 2 0
No. 10 Penn State         9 3 0
No. 20 West Virginia         9 3 0
Notre Dame         8 3 0
Virginia Tech         8 3 0
No. 15 Pittsburgh         8 4 0
Boston College         7 4 0
Georgia Tech         7 4 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
Navy         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Southern Miss         7 4 0
South Carolina         7 5 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Cincinnati         6 5 0
Hawaii         6 5 0
Syracuse         6 5 0
Temple         6 5 0
Utah State         6 5 0
Indiana State         5 5 0
Dayton         5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana         4 6 1
Tulane         4 7 0
Villanova         4 7 0
Florida State         3 8 0
Air Force         2 8 1
Houston         2 8 0
Miami (FL)         2 8 0
Army         2 9 0
Holy Cross         1 10 0
Louisville         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. It was Dan Devine's first year as head coach, taking over for the retired Ara Parseghian.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 9:00 p.m. vs. Boston College No. 9 Schaefer StadiumFoxboro, MA (Holy War) ABC W 17–3   61,501
September 20 2:30 p.m. at Purdue No. 9 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 17–0   69,795
September 27 2:30 p.m. Northwestern No. 7 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 31–7   59,075
October 4 2:30 p.m. Michigan State No. 8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) L 3–10   59,075
October 11 1:30 p.m. at North Carolina No. 15 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 21–14   49,500
October 18 3:05 p.m. at Air Force No. 15 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 31–30   43,204
October 25 1:50 p.m. No. 3 USC No. 14 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 17–24   59,075
November 1 1:30 p.m. Navy No. 15 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 31–10   59,075
November 8 1:30 p.m. Georgia Tech No. 12 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 24–3   59,075
November 15 1:30 p.m. at Pittsburgh No. 9 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 20–34   56,480
November 22 7:30 p.m. at Miami (FL) Orange BowlMiami, FL W 32–9   24,944
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Dan Devine
  • Assistants: Greg Blache (JV), Brian Boulac (OL), Ed Chlebek (ST), Merv Johnson (OC), George Kelly (LB), Hank Kuhlmann (OB/ST), Johnny Roland (Receivers), Paul Shoults (DB), Ross Stephenson (Scouting/Volunteer Ast), Joe Yonto (DL)

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Game summaries[edit]

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 3 7 7 17
Boston College 0 3 0 0 3

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Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 0 0 14 17
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0

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North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 0 21 21
North Carolina 0 0 14 0 14

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide.
  2. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media supplement.
  3. ^ "Notre Dame Stops Boston College in Opener." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 16.
  4. ^ "Interception Return Lifts Irish." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 21.
  5. ^ "Irish Turn Back Tar Heels, 21-14." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 12.