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1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Orange Bowl, L 6–40 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 14
1972 record8–3
Head coachAra Parseghian (9th season)
CaptainJohn Dampeer
CaptainGreg Marx
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Penn State         10 2 0
No. 14 Notre Dame         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 4 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Northern Illinois         7 4 0
Rutgers         7 4 0
No. 20 Georgia Tech         7 4 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Houston         6 4 1
Tulane         6 5 0
Temple         5 4 0
Colgate         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 4 1
Syracuse         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Dayton         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Southern Miss         3 7 1
Xavier         2 8 0
Cincinnati         2 9 0
Villanova         2 9 0
Pittsburgh         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 232:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 13W 37–055,155
September 302:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 10W 35–1459,075
October 71:50 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 7ABCW 16–077,828
October 142:30 p.m.PittsburghNo. 7
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 42–1659,075
October 212:30 p.m.MissouriNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
L 26–3059,075
October 282:30 p.m.TCUNo. 13
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 21–059,075
November 41:30 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 12W 42–2343,089
November 113:05 p.m.at Air ForceNo. 12W 21–748,671
November 181:30 p.m.Miami (FL)No. 10
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 20–1759,075
December 24:00 p.m.at No. 1 USCNo. 10ABCL 23–4575,243
January 1, 19738:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 NebraskaNo. 12NBCL 6–4080,010

[1]

Game summariesEdit

PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Purdue 0 0 0 14 14
Notre Dame 14 7 14 0 35

[2]


PittsburghEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Pittsburgh 0 0 8 8 16
Notre Dame 7 7 7 21 42

[3]


RosterEdit

1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Allocco, FrankFrank Allocco So
G 62 Bolger, TomTom Bolger Jr
QB 8 Brown, CliffCliff Brown Jr
FB 30 Bullock, WayneWayne Bullock So
TE 86 Casper, DaveDave Casper Jr
QB 2 Clements, TomTom Clements So
WR 85 Demmerle, PeterPeter Demmerle So
G 72 DiNardo, GerryGerry DiNardo So
RB 28 Diminick, GaryGary Diminick Jr
T 69 Lozzi, DennisDennis Lozzi Jr
T 71 Sylvester, SteveSteve Sylvester So
WR 80 Townsend, WillieWillie Townsend Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 79 Achterhoff, JayJay Achterhoff Fr
CB 14 Barnett, ReggieReggie Barnett So
LB 50 Collins, GregGreg Collins So
DT 60 Nosbusch, KevinKevin Nosbusch So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 98 Thomas, BobBob Thomas Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Notre Dame football media guide
  2. "Purdue smashed." Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 1.
  3. Eugene Register-Guard. 1972 Oct 15.

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