1996 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1996 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 21
AP No. 19
1996 record 8–3
Head coach Lou Holtz (11th year)
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Army           10 2  
Navy           9 3  
#19 Notre Dame           9 3  
East Carolina           8 3  
Louisiana Tech           6 5  
UAB           5 6  
UCF           5 6  
Southwestern Louisiana           5 6  
Northeast Louisiana           5 6  
Arkansas State           4 7  
Northern Illinois           1 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1996 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Notre Dame participated in the Emerald Isle Classic. The game was played on November 2 and Notre Dame beat Navy by a score of 54-27.

Rivalries[edit]

  • In the Holy War match against Boston College, Notre Dame beat BC to claim the Frank Leahy Memorial Bowl.
  • Notre Dame beat Purdue to claim the Shillelagh Trophy.
  • Notre Dame loses to USC in overtime, snapping a 13-game unbeaten streak against the Trojans.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 8:00 p.m. at Vanderbilt* No. 7 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPN W 14–7   41,523
September 14 2:30 p.m. Purdue* No. 10 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) NBC W 35–0   59,075
September 21 12:00 p.m. at No. 8 Texas* No. 9 Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC W 27–24   83,312
September 28 2:30 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State No. 5 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN NBC L 16–29   59,075
October 12 2:30 p.m. No. 16 Washington* No. 12 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN NBC W 54–20   59,075
October 19 2:30 p.m. Air Force* No. 9 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN NBC L 17–20 OT  59,075
November 2 8:00 a.m. at Navy* No. 21 Croke ParkDublin, Ireland (Emerald Isle Classic/Rivalry) CBS W 54–27   38,651
November 9 3:30 p.m. at Boston College* No. 19 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Holy War) CBS W 48–21   44,500
November 16 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh* No. 15 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC W 60–6   59,075
November 23 1:30 p.m. Rutgers* No. 13 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN NBC W 62–0   59,075
November 30 8:00 p.m. at Southern California* No. 13 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC L 20–27 OT  90,296
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

References[edit]

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