1995 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1995 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Orange Bowl, L 26–31 vs. Florida State
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 11
1995 record9–3
Head coachLou Holtz (10th season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Davie
CaptainPaul Grasmanis
CaptainDerrick Mayes
CaptainShawn Wooden
CaptainDusty Ziegler
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Carolina         9 3 0
No. 11 Notre Dame         9 3 0
Louisville         7 4 0
Cincinnati         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Army         5 5 1
Navy         5 6 0
Tulsa         4 7 0
Memphis         3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana         2 9 0
North Texas         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1995 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 2:30 p.m. Northwestern No. 8 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (rivalry) NBC L 15–17   59,075
September 9 3:30 p.m. at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) ABC W 35–28   70,569
September 16 2:30 p.m. Vanderbilt No. 24 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN NBC W 41–0   59,075
September 23 12:30 p.m. No. 10 Texas No. 21 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN NBC W 55–27   59,075
September 30 3:30 p.m. at No. 6 Ohio State No. 14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC L 26–45   95,537
October 7 3:30 p.m. at No. 15 Washington No. 23 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 29–21   74,023
October 14 12:00 PM at Army No. 21 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (rivalry) ABC W 28–27   74,218
October 21 2:30 p.m. No. 5 USC No. 22 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) NBC W 38–10   59,075
October 28 2:30 p.m. Boston College No. 15 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Holy War) NBC W 20–10   59,075
November 4 1:30 p.m. Navy No. 10 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (rivalry) NBC W 35–17   59,075
November 18 7:45 p.m. at Air Force No. 10 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ESPN W 44–14   54,482
January 1, 1996 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 8 Florida State No. 9 Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) CBS L 26–31   72,198
#Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Army[edit]

#17 Notre Dame at Army
1 234Total
Notre Dame 14 770 28
Army 7 0713 27

[2]

Roster[edit]

1995 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 82 Bobby Brown Fr
TE 98 Pete Chryplewicz Sr
FB 44 Marc Edwards Jr
RB 31 Robert Farmer Jr
QB 7 Jarious Jackson Fr
WR 83 Malcolm Johnson So
RB 26 Randy Kinder Jr
WR 1 Derrick Mayes Sr
T 54 Luke Petitgout Fr
QB 3 Ron Powlus Jr
G 79 Mike Rosenthal Fr
T 71 Jerry Wisne Fr
C 77 Dusty Zeigler Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 13 Bertrand Berry Jr
LB 6 Lyron Cobbins Jr
CB 23 Autry Denson Fr
DT 93 Paul Grasmanis Sr
LB 27 Bobbie Howard Fr
LB 4 Kory Minor Fr
CB 15 Allen Rossum So
LB 2 Kinnon Tatum Jr
CB 22 Shawn Wooden Sr
DE 48 Renaldo Wynn Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 8 Hunter Smith Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1995-1999)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1995 Oct 15.