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1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Consensus national champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 27–10 vs. Stanford
ConferenceIndependent
1924 record10–0
Head coachKnute Rockne (7th season)
Offensive schemeNotre Dame Box
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainAdam Walsh
Home stadiumCartier Field
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
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The 1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1924 college football season. Coached by Knute Rockne and featuring the "Four Horsemen" backfield of Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden, Notre Dame won all ten games, including a victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

The team was recognized as the consensus national champion, receiving retroactive national championship honors from the Berryman QPRS system, Billingsley Report, Boand System, Dickinson System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, Poling System, and Jeff Sagarin.[1]

The 1925 Rose Bowl was Notre Dame's last bowl appearance until the 1969 season; the Fighting Irish played their home games at Cartier Field.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 4[[{{{school}}}|Lombard]]W 40–08,000
October 11Wabash
  • Cartier Field
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 34–010,000
October 18at ArmyW 13–755,000
October 25at PrincetonW 12–040,000
November 1Georgia Tech
  • Cartier Field
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 34–322,000
November 8at WisconsinW 38–328,425
November 15Nebraska
  • Cartier Field
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 34–622,000
November 22at NorthwesternW 13–645,000
November 29at [[{{{school}}}|Carnegie Tech]]W 40–1935,000
January 1, 1925vs. StanfordW 27–1053,000

Source:[2]

PersonnelEdit

Depth chartEdit

The following chart provides a visual depiction of Notre Dame's lineup during the 1924 season with games started at the position reflected in parenthesis. The chart mimics a Notre Dame Box on offense.

LE
Chuck Collins ()
Clem Crowe
Larry Keefe
Clarence Reilly
LT LG C RG RT
Joe Bach ()John Weibel () Adam Walsh () Noble Kizer () Edgar Miller ()
Joe Boland () Vince Harrington () Joe Harmon Herb Eggert John McManmon
John McMullan Charles GlueckertRuss Arndt Joe Dienhart
RE
Ed Hunsinger ()
Wilbur Eaton
Joe Maxwell
Joe Rigali
John Wallace
QB
Harry Stuhldreher ()
Frank Reese
Eddie Scharer
Red Edwards
RHB
Don Miller ()
Tom Hearden
Doc Connell
Gerry Miller
Joe Prelli
LHB
Jim Crowley ()
Max Houser
Bernie Coughlin
John Roach
Oswald Geniesse
FB
Elmer Layden ()
Bernie Livergood
Dick Hanousek
Bill Cerney
Harry O'Boyle

LineEdit

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
17Joe BachTackle Chisholm, Minnesota
27Chuck Collins End Oak Park, Illinois
12 Ed Hunsinger End Chillicothe, Ohio
11 Noble Kizer Guard Plymouth, Indiana
14Edgar MillerTackle Canton, Ohio
4 Adam Walsh Center Hollywood, California Hollywood 6'0"190
3John WeibelGuard Erie, Pennsylvania

BackfieldEdit

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
18Jim Crowleyhalfback Green Bay, WisconsinEast5' 11"160
5Elmer Laydenfullback Davenport, Iowa Davenport5' 11"162
16Don Millerhalfback Defiance, OhioDefiance 5' 11"160
32Harry Stuhldreher quarterback Massillon, OhioWashington 5' 7"151

SubsEdit

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
36Russ ArndtCenter Mishawaka, Indiana
62Joe Boland Tackle Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
23Bill CerneyFullback Chicago, Illinois
9Doc ConnellHalfback Beloit, Wisconsin
43Bernie CoughlinHalfback Waseca, Minnesota
Clem CroweEnd Lafayette, Indiana
38Joe DienhartGuard Lafayette, Indiana
25Red EdwardsQuarterback Weston, West Virginia
67Herb EggertGuard Chicago, Illinois
21 Wilbur EatonEnd Omaha, Nebraska
49Oswald GeniesseHalfback Green Bay, Wisconsin
67Charles GlueckertGuard South Bend, Indiana
6 Vincent F. Harrington Guard Sioux City, Iowa
2Dick HanousekFullback Antigo, Wisconsin
20Joe HarmonCenter Indianapolis, Indiana
19 Tom HeardenHalfback Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 Max Houser Halfback Mount Vernon, Washington
1Larry KeefeEnd Cortland, New York
30Bernie LivergoodFullback Stonington, Illinois
8Joe MaxwellEnd Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7John McManmonTackle Lowell, Massachusetts
51John McMullanTackle Chicago, Illinois
65Gerry MillerHalfback Defiance, Ohio
24Harry O'BoyleFullback Des Moines, Iowa
22 Joe PrelliHalfback Brentwood, California
31Frank ReeseQuarterback Robinson, Illinois
44 Clarence ReillyEnd South Bend, Indiana
57Joe RigaliEnd Oak Park, Illinois
John RoachHalfback Appleton, Wisconsin
33Eddie ScharerQuarterback Toledo, Ohio
46John WallaceEnd Calumet City, Illinois
[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2015/FBS.pdf. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football media guide. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  3. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nd/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nd-fb-alltimeroster.pdf

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