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

Latest revision as of 03:24, August 13, 2019

1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1954 record9–1
Head coachTerry Brennan (1st season)
CaptainPaul Matz
CaptainDan Shannon
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 NCAA independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Notre Dame         9 1 0
No. 20 Penn State         7 2 0
Drexel         5 2 0
Southern Miss         6 4 0
Syracuse         4 4 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1954 college football season.

RivalriesEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25No. 4 TexasNo. 2W 21–057,594
October 2No. 19 PurdueNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 14–2758,250
October 9at PittsburghNo. 8W 33–060,114
October 16Michigan StateNo. 8
W 20–1957,238
October 30vs. No. 15 NavyNo. 6W 6–060,000
November 6at PennNo. 5W 42–761,189
November 13North CarolinaNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 42–1355,410
November 20at No. 19 IowaNo. 4W 34–1856,576
November 27No. 17 USCNo. 4
W 23–1756,438
December 4at SMUNo. 4W 26–1475,501
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
[1]

ReferencesEdit

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