Northwestern–Notre Dame football rivalry

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Northwestern–Notre Dame football rivalry
First meeting November 14, 1889
Notre Dame 9, Northwestern 0
Latest meeting November 15, 2014
Northwestern 43, Notre Dame 40
Next meeting November 3, 2018
Statistics
Meetings total 48
All-time series Notre Dame leads, 37–9–2
Largest victory Notre Dame, 48–0 (1976)
Longest win streak Notre Dame, 14 (1965–94)
Current win streak Northwestern, 2 (1995–present)

The Northwestern–Notre Dame football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Northwestern Wildcats and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

History[edit]

Starting in the 1920s, Northwestern and Notre Dame played for a Shillelagh until the mid-70s. The trophy game was created at the behest of Notre Dame head coach Knute Rockne, who wanted a rivalry in the Chicago area to help build Notre Dame's fanbase there.[1]

They stopped playing regularly after the 1970s, though the rivalry was renewed from 1992 to 1995. When Northwestern stunned Notre Dame 17–15 as a 28-point underdog in 1995, the Chicago Sun-Times billed it as the "Upset of the Century."[2]

In 2014, the schools renewed the rivalry in a two game series, with Northwestern winning the first 43–40 in OT in South Bend. The win gave Northwestern their first winning streak against the Irish since they won four straight from 1959–62. Notre Dame is scheduled to travel to Evanston in 2018.[3] Notre Dame leads the series 37–9–2.[4][5]

Game results[edit]

Northwestern victories Notre Dame victories Tie games
# Date Location Winning team Losing team Series
1 November 14, 1889 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 9 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 1–0
2 October 28, 1899 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 12 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 2–0
3 October 12, 1901 Evanston, IL Northwestern 2 Notre Dame 0 Notre Dame 2–1
4 November 14, 1903 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 0 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 2–1–1
5 November 20, 1920 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 33 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 3–1–1
6 November 22, 1924 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 13 Northwestern 6 Notre Dame 4–1–1
7 November 21, 1925 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 13 Northwestern 10 Notre Dame 5–1–1
8 October 23, 1926 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 6 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 6–1–1
9 November 23, 1929 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 26 Northwestern 6 Notre Dame 7–1–1
10 November 22, 1930 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 14 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 8–1–1
11 October 10, 1931 Evanston, IL Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 0 Notre Dame 8–1–2
12 November 12, 1932 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 21 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 9–1–2
13 November 18, 1933 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 7 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 10–1–2
14 November 17, 1934 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 20 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 11–1–2
15 November 9, 1935 South Bend, IN Northwestern 14 Notre Dame 7 Notre Dame 11–2–2
16 November 21, 1936 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 26 Northwestern 6 Notre Dame 12–2–2
17 November 20, 1937 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 7 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 13–2–2
18 November 19, 1938 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 9 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 14–2–2
19 November 18, 1939 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 7 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 15–2–2
20 November 23, 1940 Evanston, IL Northwestern 20 Notre Dame 0 Notre Dame 15–3–2
21 November 15, 1941 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 7 Northwestern 6 Notre Dame 16–3–2
22 November 21, 1942 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 27 Northwestern 20 Notre Dame 17–3–2
23 November 13, 1943 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 25 Northwestern 6 Notre Dame 18–3–2
24 November 18, 1944 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 21 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 19–3–2
25 November 17, 1945 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 34 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 20–3–2
26 November 16, 1946 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 27 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 21–3–2
27 November 15, 1947 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 26 Northwestern 19 Notre Dame 22–3–2
28 November 13, 1948 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 12 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 23–3–2
29 October 24, 1959 South Bend, IN Northwestern 30 Notre Dame 24 Notre Dame 23–4–2
30 October 22, 1960 Evanston, IL Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 6 Notre Dame 23–5–2
31 October 28, 1961 South Bend, IN Northwestern 12 Notre Dame 10 Notre Dame 23–6–2
32 October 27, 1962 Evanston, IL Northwestern 35 Notre Dame 6 Notre Dame 23–7–2
33 October 2, 1965 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 38 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 24–7–2
34 October 1, 1966 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 35 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 25–7–2
35 October 12, 1968 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 27 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 26–7–2
36 September 20, 1969 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 35 Northwestern 10 Notre Dame 27–7–2
37 September 19, 1970 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 35 Northwestern 14 Notre Dame 28–7–2
38 September 18, 1971 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 50 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 29–7–2
39 September 23, 1972 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 37 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 30–7–2
40 September 22, 1973 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 44 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 31–7–2
41 September 21, 1974 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 49 Northwestern 3 Notre Dame 32–7–2
42 September 27, 1975 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 31 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 33–7–2
43 September 25, 1976 Evanston, IL Notre Dame 48 Northwestern 0 Notre Dame 34–7–2
44 September 5, 1992 Chicago, IL Notre Dame 42 Northwestern 7 Notre Dame 35–7–2
45 September 4, 1993 South Bend, IN Notre Dame 27 Northwestern 12 Notre Dame 36–7–2
46 September 3, 1994 Chicago, IL Notre Dame 42 Northwestern 15 Notre Dame 37–7–2
47 September 2, 1995 South Bend, IN Northwestern 17 Notre Dame 15 Notre Dame 37–8–2
48 November 15, 2014 South Bend, IN Northwestern 43 Notre Dame 40 Notre Dame 37–9–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hailtopurple.com/features/trophyhistory.html
  2. ^ Ziehm, Len (September 3, 1995). "THE UPSET OF THE CENTURY; Believe It: NU Stuns Notre Dame". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  3. ^ "Irish, Wildcats to play series". ESPN website. Retrieved April 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Northwestern vs Notre Dame". College Football Data Warehouse website. Retrieved September 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Northwestern vs Notre Dame (IN)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2015-02-12.