1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1993 record11–1
Head coachLou Holtz (8th season)
CaptainJeff Burris
CaptainTim Ruddy
CaptainAaron Taylor
CaptainBryant Young
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         11 1 0
No. 24 Louisville         9 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Army         6 5 0
Memphis         6 5 0
Tulsa         4 6 1
Navy         4 7 0
Tulane         3 9 0
Southern Miss         2 8 1
East Carolina         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1993 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

On November 13, Notre Dame played Florida State in a matchup of unbeatens. The winner of this game, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, was certain to play #3 Nebraska (which would then move up to #2) in the Orange Bowl for the national championship.[2]

The next week, they faced Boston College in one of the best games of the year, the Notre Dame offense piled up 427 yards of offense, scored 5 touchdowns, including 22 points in the last 11 minutes, but the game would forever be remembered on Boston College's last drive as their kicker David Gordon hit a 41-yard field goal as time expired to win it 41–39, ending Notre Dame's bid for a national title.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 42:30 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 6NBCW 27–1259,075
September 1112:00 p.m.at No. 2 MichiganNo. 10ABCW 27–23106,851
September 182:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 5
NBCW 36–1459,075
September 253:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 4ABCW 17–067,861
October 23:30 p.m.at StanfordNo. 4ABCW 48–2080,300
October 92:30 p.m.PittsburghNo. 4
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
NBCW 44–059,075
October 167:30 p.m.at BYUNo. 3ESPNW 45–2066,247
October 232:30 p.m.USCNo. 2
NBCW 31–1359,075
October 3012:00 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 2ABCW 58–2761,813
November 132:30 p.m.No. 1 Florida StateNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 31–2459,075
November 201:30 p.m.No. 16 Boston CollegeNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (Holy War)
NBCL 41–3959,075
January 1, 19944:30 p.m.vs. No. 6 Texas A&MNo. 4NBCW 24–2169,855

Game summaries[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 234Total
Michigan St 7 007 14
Notre Dame 0 16137 36

Purdue[edit]

Stanford[edit]

Pittsburgh[edit]

1 234Total
Pittsburgh 0 000 0
• Notre Dame 7 61021 44
  • Date: October 9
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium

[3]

BYU[edit]

USC[edit]

1 234Total
USC 0 706 13
Notre Dame 14 1430 31

[4]

Navy[edit]

1 234Total
Notre Dame 3 142120 58
Navy 10 1430 27

[5]

Florida State[edit]

1 234Total
Florida State 7 0710 24
Notre Dame 7 1437 31

The #2 Fighting Irish prevailed over the #1 Florida State Seminoles as ESPN's College GameDay made its first campus visit.

Boston College[edit]

1 234Total
Boston College 10 14710 41
Notre Dame 0 14322 39

Texas A&M[edit]

Roster[edit]

1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 37 Travis Davis Jr
WR 87 Lake Dawson Sr
WR 1 Derrick Mayes So
TE 80 Oscar McBride Sr
QB 15 Kevin McDougal Sr
C 61 Tim Ruddy Sr
T 75 Aaron Taylor Sr
RB 34 Ray Zellars Jr
C 77 Dusty Zeigler So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 47 Pete Bercich Sr
S 9 Jeff Burris Sr
CB 32 Willie Clark Sr
CB 29 John Covington Sr
DT 44 Jim Flanigan Sr
DT 55 Oliver Gibson Sr
DT 93 Paul Grasmanis So
LB 49 Tony Peterson Sr
CB 21 Bobby Taylor So
CB 22 Shawn Wooden So
DE 48 Renaldo Wynn So
DE 97 Bryant Young Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bryant Young Defensive tackle 1 7 San Francisco 49ers
Aaron Taylor Tackle 1 16 Green Bay Packers
Jeff Burris Cornerback 1 27 Buffalo Bills
Tim Ruddy Center 2 65 Miami Dolphins
Jim Flanigan Defensive tackle 3 74 Chicago Bears
Willie Clark Cornerback 3 82 San Diego Chargers
Lake Dawson Wide Receiver 3 92 Kansas City Chiefs
John Covington Safety 5 133 Indianapolis Colts
Tony Peterson Linebacker 5 153 San Francisco 49ers
Pete Bercich Linebacker 7 211 Minnesota Vikings

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Fighting Irish Win Game of the Century The Tech (MIT newspaper) Mike Duffy and Andrew Heitner. Volume 113, Issue 59 : Friday, November 19, 1993
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 10. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 24.
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 31.