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#REDIRECT [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football (1950–59)#1954]]
|Year=1954
 
|Team=Notre Dame Fighting Irish
 
|Image=
 
|ImageSize=150
 
|Conference=Independent
 
|Division=
 
|ShortConference=
 
|CoachRank=4
 
|APRank=4
 
|Record=9–1
 
|ConfRecord=
 
|HeadCoach=[[Terry Brennan]]
 
|HCYear = 1st
 
|OffCoach=
 
|DefCoach=
 
|Captain=Paul Matz
 
|Captain2=Dan Shannon
 
|OScheme=
 
|DScheme=
 
|StadiumArena=[[Notre Dame Stadium]] (c. 59,075, grass)
 
|Champion=
 
|BowlTourney=
 
|BowlTourneyResult=
 
}}
 
{{1954 NCAA independents football records}}
 
The '''1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team''' represented the [[University of Notre Dame]] during the [[1954 college football season]].
 
 
==Rivalries==
 
*Notre Dame beat Michigan State to claim the [[Megaphone Trophy]].
 
*Notre Dame lost to Purdue in the battle for the [[Shillelagh Trophy (Notre Dame–Purdue)|Shillelagh Trophy]].
 
*Notre Dame beat USC to claim the [[Jeweled Shillelagh]].
 
 
==Schedule==
 
{{CFB schedule
 
| rankyear = 1954
 
| poll = AP
 
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = September 25
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank = 2
 
| opponent = [[1954 Texas Longhorns football team|Texas]]
 
| opprank = 4
 
| site_stadium = [[Notre Dame Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[South Bend, Indiana|South Bend, IN]]
 
| score = 21–0
 
| attend = 57,594
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 2
 
| w/l = l
 
| rank = 1
 
| opponent = [[1954 Purdue Boilermakers football team|Purdue]]
 
| opprank = 19
 
| gamename = [[Notre Dame–Purdue football rivalry|rivalry]]
 
| site_stadium = Notre Dame Stadium
 
| site_cityst = South Bend, IN
 
| score = 14–27
 
| attend = 58,250
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 9
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 8
 
| opponent = [[1954 Pittsburgh Panthers football team|Pittsburgh]]
 
| gamename = [[Notre Dame–Pittsburgh football rivalry|rivalry]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Pitt Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Pittsburgh|Pittsburgh, PA]]
 
| score = 33–0
 
| attend = 60,114
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 16
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank = 8
 
| opponent = [[1954 Michigan State Spartans football team|Michigan State]]
 
| gamename = [[Megaphone Trophy]]
 
| site_stadium = Notre Dame Stadium
 
| site_cityst = South Bend, IN
 
| score = 20–19
 
| attend = 57,238
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 30
 
| w/l = w
 
| neutral = y
 
| rank = 6
 
| opponent = [[1954 Navy Midshipmen football team|Navy]]
 
| opprank = 15
 
| gamename = [[Navy–Notre Dame football rivalry|rivalry]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)|Memorial Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Baltimore|Baltimore, MD]]
 
| score = 6–0
 
| attend = 60,000
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 6
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = {{cfb link|year=1954|team=Penn Quakers|title=Penn}}
 
| site_stadium = [[Franklin Field]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Philadelphia|Philadelphia, PA]]
 
| score = 42–7
 
| attend = 61,189
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 13
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank = 5
 
| opponent = [[1954 North Carolina Tar Heels football team|North Carolina]]
 
| site_stadium = Notre Dame Stadium
 
| site_cityst = South Bend, IN
 
| score = 42–13
 
| attend = 55,410
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 20
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 4
 
| opponent = [[1954 Iowa Hawkeyes football team|Iowa]]
 
| opprank = 19
 
| site_stadium = [[Kinnick Stadium|Iowa Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Iowa City, Iowa|Iowa City, IA]]
 
| score = 34–18
 
| attend = 56,576
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 27
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank = 4
 
| opponent = [[1954 USC Trojans football team|USC]]
 
| opprank = 17
 
| gamename = [[Notre Dame–USC football rivalry|Jeweled Shillelagh]]
 
| site_stadium = Notre Dame Stadium
 
| site_cityst = South Bend, IN
 
| score = 23–17
 
| attend = 56,438
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = December 4
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 4
 
| opponent = [[1954 SMU Mustangs football team|SMU]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Cotton Bowl (stadium)|Cotton Bowl]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Dallas|Dallas, TX]]
 
| score = 26–14
 
| attend = 75,501
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
==Team players drafted into the NFL==
 
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
 
{|class="wikitable" width="80%"
 
|- align="center" style="background:#000033;color:#CC9933;"
 
| '''Player''' || '''Position''' || '''Round''' || '''Pick''' || '''Franchise'''
 
|- align="center" bgcolor=""
 
|}<ref>https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1954.htm</ref>
 
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
 
{{Notre Dame Fighting Irish football navbox}}
 
 
{{Collegefootball-1950s-season-stub}}
 
{{Indiana-sport-team-stub}}
 
 
[[Category:1954 college football season|Notre Dame]]
 
[[Category:Notre Dame Fighting Irish football seasons]]
 
[[Category:1954 in sports in Indiana|Notre Dame Fighting Irish]]
 
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