1929 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
1929 record9–0
Head coachKnute Rockne (12th season)
Assistant coachTom Lieb
Offensive schemeNotre Dame Box
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainJohn B. Law
Home stadiumSoldier Field (Chicago)
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Template:1929 college football independents records The 1929 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1929 college football season. Led by twelfth-year head coach Knute Rockne, the independent Irish won all nine games and outscored its opponents 145 to 38, with four shutouts.

When Rockne fell ill, Tom Lieb became de facto head coach.[1] Notre Dame was selected as the national champion by Billingsley Report, Boand System, Dickinson System, Dunkel System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, National Championship Foundation, Poling System, and Jeff Sagarin's ELO-Chess system.[2]

The three home games this season were played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. On campus, Cartier Field was razed and the new Notre Dame Stadium opened the following season in 1930.


October 5at IndianaW 14–016,111
October 12vs. NavyW 14–764,681
October 19WisconsinW 19–090,000
October 26at [[{{{school}}}|Carnegie Tech]]W 7–066,000
November 2at Georgia TechW 26–622,000
November 9Drake
  • Soldier Field
  • Chicago, IL
W 19–750,000
November 16USC
W 13–12112,912  
November 23at NorthwesternW 26–650,000
November 30vs. ArmyW 7–079,408





  1. "Rockne's double keeps Ramblers in front". Reading Eagle. Associated Press ((Pennsylvania)): p. 14. November 25, 1929.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 109. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  3. 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football media guide. Retrieved 2015-Jul-12.
  4. 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football supplement. Retrieved 2015-Jul-12.

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