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1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1925 record7–2–1
Head coachKnute Rockne (8th season)
Offensive schemeNotre Dame Box
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainClem Crowe
Home stadiumCartier Field
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Midwestern college football independents records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dayton         7 2 0
Marquette         7 2 0
Notre Dame         7 2 1
Haskell         9 3 1
Western State (MI)         6 2 1
Loyola (IL)         6 2 0
Central Michigan         4 1 3
Butler         5 2 2
Fairmount         3 1 4
Wabash         5 3 1
Detroit City College         4 3 1
Detroit         5 4 0
Michigan State         3 5 0
Saint Louis         2 6 1

The 1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team was an American football team that represented the University of Notre Dame as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its eighth season under head coach Knute Rockne, the team compiled a 7–2–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 200 to 64.[1]

Three Notre Dame players were recognized on Billy Evans' "National Honor Roll": tackle Stonewall McMannon; guard John "Clipper" Smith; and halfback Christie Flanagan.[2] In addition, fullback Rex Enright received third-team honors on Walter Eckersall's 1925 All-America team.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26BaylorW 41–013,000[4]
October 3[[{{{school}}}|Lombard]]
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 69–010,000[5]
October 10Beloit
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 19–3> 6,000[6]
October 17vs. ArmyL 0–2770,000[7]
October 24at MinnesotaW 19–752,000[8]
October 31at Georgia TechW 13–012,000[9]
November 7at Penn StateT 0–020,000[10]
November 14Carnegie Tech
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 26–026,000[11]
November 21Northwestern
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 13–1032,000[12]
November 26at NebraskaL 0–1741,000[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1925-schedule.html. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  2. "Billy Evans' Honor Roll". The Anniston Star: p. 10. December 15, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2870527/the_anniston_star/. Retrieved July 23, 2015. open access
  3. "Westerners Lead On All-American: Chicago Critic Picks Team With Strong Aerial Attack". The Galveston Daily News. December 20, 1925.
  4. "Rox Thrash Bears, Score 41 to 0: Notre Dame Is Headed Toward Another Crown". The South Bend Tribune: p. 14. September 27, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29782624/rox_thrash_bears_score_41_to_0_notre/.
  5. "Track Meet at Cartier Field Ends With Rox Victory". The South Bend Tribune: p. 13. October 4, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30614161/track_meet_at_cartier_field_ends_with/.
  6. "Beloit Is Notre Dame's Third Straight Grid Victim". The South Bend Tribune: p. 13. October 11, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30614313/beloit_is_notre_dames_third_straight/.
  7. "Soldiers Triumph Over Notre Dame". New York Daily News: p. 52. October 18, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30565835/soldiers_triumph_over_notre_dame/.
  8. James Crusinberry (October 25, 1925). "Notre Dame Rally in Final Period Beats Gophers, 19-7". Chicago Tribune: p. II-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29809219/notre_dame_rally_in_final_period_beats/.
  9. "Notre Dame Defeats Yellow Jackets, 13 to 0". The Atlanta Constitution: p. 1. November 1, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30614467/notre_dame_defeats_yellow_jackets_13/.
  10. Knute Rockne (November 8, 1925). "Penn State Holds Irish Scoreless". The Pittsburgh Press: p. 18. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30614601/penn_state_holds_irish_scoreless/.
  11. Kenneth S. Conn (November 15, 1925). "Carnegie Tech Sadly Humbled By Notre Dame". The South Bend Tribune: p. 13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30564515/carnegie_tech_sadly_humbled_by_notre/.
  12. "Rox Have Close Victory: Purple Team Throws Scare Into Rockmen". The South Bend Tribune: p. 1. November 22, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29801763/rox_have_close_victory_purple_team/.
  13. "Huskers 17, Notre Dame 0: Nebraska Humbles Notre Dame Team". The Lincoln State Journal: p. 11. November 27, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30517223/huskers_17_notre_dame_0_nebraska/.
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