|1901 Notre Dame football|
|Head coach||Pat O'Dea (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Cartier Field|
|1901 college football independents records|
|Western U. of Penn||–||7||–||2||–||1|
|William & Mary||–||2||–||1||–||1|
The 1901 Notre Dame football team was an American football team that represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1901 college football season. In its second season with Pat O'Dea as coach, the team compiled an 8–1–1 record, shut out six opponents, and outscored all opponents by a total of 145 to 19. Al Fortin was the team captain.
With victories over Purdue and Indiana, Notre Dame was declared to be the Indiana state champion. Only four of the games played were deemed "championship games": Northwestern, Beloit, Indiana, and Purdue.
Fullback Louis J. Salmon starred on the 1901 team. At a post-season meeting on November 29, 1901, Salmon was unanimously elected as captain of the 1902 Notre Dame football team. At the same meeting, varsity letters were presented to 14 players for their participation on the 1901 team: Lonergan, Lins and Nyere, ends; Faragher and Fortin, tackles; Gillen, Winters, Piele, O'Malley, guards; Pick, center; Henry J. McGlew, quarterback; Doran and Kirby, halfbacks; and Salmon, fullback.
|September 28||South Bend Athletic Association||T 0–0|||
|October 5||at Ohio Medical||Columbus, OH||W 6–0|||
|October 12||at Northwestern||Evanston, IL (rivalry)||L 0–2|||
|October 19||Chicago Eclectic Medical||W 32–0|||
|October 26||at Beloit||W 5–0|||
|November 2||Lake Forest||W 16–0|||
|November 9||Purdue||W 12–6|||
|November 16||Indiana||W 18–5|||
|November 23||Chicago College of Physicians & Surgeons||W 34–0|||
|November 28||South Bend Athletic Association||W 22–6|||
- "1901 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results". SR/College Football (Sports Reference LLC). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1901-schedule.html. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "Notre Dame Football: 2017 Media Guide". Notre Dame University. p. 163. https://s3.amazonaws.com/und.com/documents/2017/9/11/_nd_m_footbl_2017_18_prospectus__prospectus.pdf. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- "Has The Pennant: Notre Dame Wins The Indiana Football Championship". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 1. November 17, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29520570/has_the_pennant_notre_dame_wins_the/.
- "Salmon Is Captain To Lead The Notre Dame Team". The South Bend Tribune: p. 3. November 30, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29522686/salmon_is_captain_to_lead_the_notre/.
- "Neither Team Could Score: South Bend and Notre Dame an Interesting Game". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 6. September 29, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29521294/neither_team_could_score_south_bend/.
- "Rough Game for Notre Dame". Chicago Tribune: p. 18. October 6, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29519398/rough_game_for_notre_dame/.
- "An Exciting Game: Notre Dame Barely Defeated, Though Lighter Than Northwestern". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 1. October 13, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29520688/an_exciting_game_notre_dame_barely/.
- "Indiana Foot Ball: Notre Dame Has Practice". The South Bend Tribune: p. 3. October 21, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29521087/indiana_foot_ball_notre_dame_has/.
- "Notre Dame Got Revenge: Not of Great Extent, but Sufficient to "Even Up" with Beloit". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 1. October 27, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29521520/notre_dame_got_revenge_not_of_great/.
- "Notre Dame's Poor Showing: Narrowly Escaped Being Scored Against by Lake Forest Cadets". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 6. November 3, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29521639/notre_dames_poor_showing_narrowly/.
- "Purdue Team Beaten: Notre Dame Wins a Hard Game on the Home Grounds". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 5. November 10, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29520381/purdue_team_beaten_notre_dame_wins_a/.
- "Made the Doctors Sick: Notre Dame Scored Thirty-Four Points Against the Chicago Medicos". The Indianapolis Journal: p. 4. November 24, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29522412/made_the_doctors_sick_notre_dame/.
- "Won By Notre Dame: Defeat For South Bend". The South Bend Daily Tribune: p. 6. November 29, 1901. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29520901/won_by_notre_dame_defeat_for_south_bend/.