1991 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team
|1991 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
Sugar Bowl champion
|Head coach||Lou Holtz (6th year)|
|Home stadium||Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)|
|1991 Division I-A independents football records|
|#9 East Carolina||–||11||–||1||–||0|
|#4 Florida State||–||11||–||2||–||0|
|#3 Penn State||–||11||–||2||–||0|
|#13 Notre Dame||–||10||–||3||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1991 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
Starting in 1991, the National Broadcasting Company started televising Notre Dame Home football games. Notre Dame became the first Division 1-A football team to have all of its home games televised exclusively by one television network.
- Notre Dame beat Michigan State to claim the Megaphone Trophy.
- Notre Dame beat Purdue to claim the Shillelagh Trophy.
- Notre Dame beat USC to claim the Jeweled Shillelagh.
|September 7||1:30 p.m.||Indiana*||No. 7||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||NBC||W 49–27||59,075|
|September 14||3:30 p.m.||at No. 4 Michigan*||No. 6||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||ABC||L 14–24||106,138|
|September 21||1:30 p.m.||Michigan State*||No. 11||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy)||NBC||W 49–10||59,075|
|September 28||12:00 PM||at Purdue*||No. 9||Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy)||ABC||W 45–20||67,861|
|October 5||11:00 p.m.||at Stanford*||No. 8||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (Legends Trophy)||ESPN||W 42–26||70,798|
|October 12||1:30 p.m.||No. 12 Pittsburgh*||No. 8||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||NBC||W 42–7||59,075|
|October 19||8:30 p.m.||at Air Force*||No. 5||Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO||ESPN||W 28–15||52,024|
|October 26||1:30 p.m.||Southern California*||No. 5||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh)||NBC||W 24–20||59,075|
|November 2||4:00 p.m.||Navy*||No. 5||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Rivalry)||NBC||W 38–0||59,075|
|November 9||1:30 p.m.||No. 13 Tennessee*||No. 5||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||NBC||L 34–35||59,075|
|November 16||3:30 p.m.||at Penn State*||No. 13||Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA||ABC||L 13–35||96,672|
|November 30||11:00 p.m.||at Hawaii*||No. 19||Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, HI||ESPN||W 48–42||50,000|
|January 1, 1992||8:00 p.m.||vs. No. 3 Florida*||No. 18||Louisiana Superdome • New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl)||ABC||W 39–28||76,447|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
- "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
- Sandomir, Richard (1991-08-25). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Notre Dame Scored a $38 Million Touchdown on Its TV Deal". New York Times. nyyimes.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06.