1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Aloha Bowl, L 20–27 vs. SMU
Conference Independent
1984 record 7–5
Head coach Gerry Faust (4th year)
Defensive coordinator A. J. Christoff
Captain Mike Golic
Captain Joe Johnson
Captain Larry Williams
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Boston College           10 2 0
#11 South Carolina           10 2 0
Army           8 3 1
Rutgers           7 3 0
#17 Florida State           7 3 2
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
West Virginia           8 4 0
#18 Miami (FL)           8 5 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Penn State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Navy           4 6 1
Southern Miss           4 7 0
Pittsburgh           3 7 1
Tulane           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1984 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Gerry Faust and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 1:30 p.m. vs. Purdue* No. 8 Hoosier DomeIndianapolis, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 21–23   60,672
September 15 1:00 p.m. at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 20–17   76,919
September 22 2:30 p.m. Colorado* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 55–14   59,075
September 29 3:50 p.m. at Missouri* No. 19 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO ABC W 16–13   70,915
October 6 7:45 p.m. No. 14 Miami* No. 17 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN L 13–31   59,075
October 13 12:20 p.m. Air Force* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN L 7–21   59,075
October 20 12:20 p.m. No. 11 South Carolina* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN L 32–36   59,075
October 27 3:50 p.m. at No. 6 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ABC W 30–22   78,033
November 3 12:10 p.m. at Navy* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Rivalry) ESPN W 18–17   61,795
November 17 12:20 p.m. Penn State* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN W 44–7   59,075
November 24 3:40 p.m. at No. 14 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) CBS W 19–7   66,342
December 29 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 10 SMU* No. 17 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ESPN L 20–27   41,777
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Notre Dame 0 3 7 14 24
Michigan St 17 0 3 0 20

[2]

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• South Carolina 7 7 0 22 36
Notre Dame 0 17 9 6 32

ND: Third straight home loss (first time since 1956) [3]

Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 7 0 0 11 18
Navy 0 7 7 3 17
  • Date: November 3

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Sept 16.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1984 Oct 21. Retrieved 2016-Sep-11.