1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
1921 record10–1
Head coachKnute Rockne (4th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainEddie Anderson
Home stadiumCartier Field
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Template:1921 college football records The 1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1921 college football season,[1] led by fourth-year head coach Knute Rockne.

Back John Mohardt led the team to a 10–1 record with 781 rushing yards, 995 passing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, and nine passing touchdowns.[2] Grantland Rice wrote that "Mohardt could throw the ball to within a foot or two of any given space" and noted that the 1921 Notre Dame team "was the first team we know of to build its attack around a forward passing game, rather than use a forward passing game as a mere aid to the running game."[3]


September 24[[{{{school}}}|Kalamazoo]]W 56–08,000
October 1DePauw
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 57–108,000
October 8at IowaL 7–107,500
October 15at PurdueW 33–07,500
October 22Nebraska
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 7–014,000
October 29vs. IndianaIndianapolis, INW 28–710,000
November 5at ArmyW 28–07,000
November 8vs. RutgersW 48–012,000
November 12Haskell
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 42–75,000
November 19at MarquetteMilwaukee, WIW 21–711,000
November 24Michigan Agricultural
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 48–015,000




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