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1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1975 record8–3
Head coachDan Devine (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMerv Johnson (1st season)
CaptainEd Bauer
CaptainJim Stock
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 NCAA Division I Independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Rutgers         9 2 0
No. 10 Penn State         9 3 0
No. 20 West Virginia         9 3 0
Notre Dame         8 3 0
Virginia Tech         8 3 0
No. 15 Pittsburgh         8 4 0
Boston College         7 4 0
Georgia Tech         7 4 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
Navy         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0
Southern Miss         7 4 0
South Carolina         7 5 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Cincinnati         6 5 0
Hawaii         6 5 0
Syracuse         6 5 0
Temple         6 5 0
Utah State         6 5 0
Indiana State         5 5 0
Dayton         5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana         4 6 1
Tulane         4 7 0
Villanova         4 7 0
Florida State         3 8 0
Air Force         2 8 1
Houston         2 8 0
Miami (FL)         2 8 0
Army         2 9 0
Holy Cross         1 10 0
Louisville         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. It was Dan Devine's first year as head coach, taking over for the retired Ara Parseghian.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 159:00 p.m.vs. Boston CollegeNo. 9ABCW 17–361,501
September 202:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 9W 17–069,795
September 272:30 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 7W 31–759,075
October 42:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 8
L 3–1059,075
October 111:30 p.m.at North CarolinaNo. 15W 21–1449,500
October 183:05 p.m.at Air ForceNo. 15W 31–3043,204
October 251:50 p.m.No. 3 USCNo. 14
ABCL 17–2459,075
November 11:30 p.m.NavyNo. 15
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 31–1059,075
November 81:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 12
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 24–359,075
November 151:30 p.m.at PittsburghNo. 9L 20–3456,480
November 227:30 p.m.at Miami (FL)W 32–924,944

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PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

1975 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Allocco, FrankFrank Allocco Sr
T 68 Bauer, EdEd Bauer Sr
TE 83 Buth, DougDoug Buth Jr
TE 87 Driscoll, JohnJohn Driscoll So
RB 40 Eurick, TerryTerry Eurick So
WR 82 Haines, KrisKris Haines Fr
RB 30 Heavens, JeromeJerome Heavens Fr
RB 25 Hunter, AlAl Hunter So
T 62 Huffman, DaveDave Huffman Fr
G 65 Hughes, ErnieErnie Hughes So
WR 80 Kelleher, DanDan Kelleher Jr
RB 21 Knott, DanDan Knott So
TE 81 MacAfee, KenKen MacAfee So
T 71 McDaniels, SteveSteve McDaniels So
G 60 Meyer, HowardHoward Meyer Fr
QB 3 Montana, JoeJoe Montana Fr
G 57 Moore, EltonElton Moore Jr
RB 14 Orsini, SteveSteve Orsini So
FB 36 Parise, TomTom Parise Sr
C 77 Quehl, SteveSteve Quehl Sr
T 50 Tull, BobBob Tull So
G 66 Wujciak, AlAl Wujciak Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 79 Achterhoff, JayJay Achterhoff Sr
SS 20 Bradley, LutherLuther Bradley So
SS 33 Browner, JimJim Browner Fr
DE 89 Browner, RossRoss Browner So
SS 28 Christensen, RossRoss Christensen So
LB 24 DeCicco, NickNick DeCicco So
DT 72 Dike, KenKen Dike So
FS 41 Dubenetzky, JohnJohn Dubenetzky Jr
LB 42 Eastman, TomTom Eastman Jr
DE 94 Fry, WillieWillie Fry So
LB 55 Golic, BobBob Golic Fr
FS 10 Harrison, RandyRandy Harrison So
LB 58 Heimkreiter, SteveSteve Heimkreiter Fr
LB 51 Johnson, PetePete Johnson So
CB 26 Lopienski, TomTom Lopienski Sr
DT 70 Niehaus, SteveSteve Niehaus Sr
LB 38 Novakov, TonyTony Novakov Sr
LB 54 Russell, MarvMarv Russell Jr
DE 45 Ruettiger, RudyRudy Ruettiger Sr
CB 29 Sarb, PatPat Sarb Sr
LB 48 Stock, JimJim Stock Sr
DT 74 Weston, JeffJeff Weston So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 4 Brantley, TonyTony Brantley Sr
K 99 McLaughlin, PatPat McLaughlin Sr
P/QB 7 Restic, JoeJoe Restic Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Coaching staffEdit

  • Head Coach: Dan Devine
  • Assistants: Greg Blache (JV), Brian Boulac (OL), Ed Chlebek (ST), Merv Johnson (OC), George Kelly (LB), Hank Kuhlmann (OB/ST), Johnny Roland (Receivers), Paul Shoults (DB), Ross Stephenson (Scouting/Volunteer Ast), Joe Yonto (DL)

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Game summariesEdit

Boston CollegeEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 0 3 7 7 17
Boston College 0 3 0 0 3

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PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 3 0 0 14 17
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0

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North CarolinaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 0 0 0 21 21
North Carolina 0 0 14 0 14

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Notre Dame football media guide.
  2. 2011 Notre Dame football media supplement.
  3. "Notre Dame Stops Boston College in Opener." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 16.
  4. "Interception Return Lifts Irish." Palm Beach Post. 1975 Sept 21.
  5. "Irish Turn Back Tar Heels, 21-14." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Oct 12.
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