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1986 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1986 record5–6
Head coachLou Holtz (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorFoge Fazio (1st season)
CaptainMike Kovaleski
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
No. 20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 133:30 p.m.No. 3 MichiganABCL 23–2459,075
September 202:30 p.m.at No. 20 Michigan StateCBSL 15–2079,895
September 273:30 p.m.Purdue
ABCW 41–959,075
October 43:30 p.m.at No. 2 AlabamaABCL 10–2875,808
October 1112:30 p.m.Pittsburgh
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (rivalry)
USA, WGNL 9–1059,075
October 1812:30 p.m.Air Force
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
USA, WGNW 31–359,075
November 17:00 p.m.at NavyTBSW 33–1461,335
November 81:00 p.m.SMU
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 61–2959,075
November 153:30 p.m.No. 3 Penn State
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
ABCL 19–2459,075
November 227:30 p.m.at No. 8 LSUESPNL 19–2178,197
November 293:30 p.m.at No. 17 USCCBSW 38–3770,614

RosterEdit

1986 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Andrysiak, TerryTerry Andrysiak Jr
QB 7 Beuerlein, SteveSteve Beuerlein Sr
WR 81 Brown, TimTim Brown Jr
OT 66 Heck, AndyAndy Heck So
  3 Jefferson, AlonzoAlonzo Jefferson
  Johnson, AnthonyAnthony Johnson Fr
  Taylor, PernellPernell Taylor
WR 83 Ward, ReggieReggie Ward
  Williams, JoelJoel Williams
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Figaro, CedricCedric Figaro Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 Carney, JohnJohn Carney
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

MichiganEdit

Michigan StateEdit

PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Purdue 0 0 6 3 9
Notre Dame 10 14 3 14 41

[2]


AlabamaEdit

PittsburghEdit

Air ForceEdit

NavyEdit

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 7 21 3 2

33

Navy 0 0 7 7

14

at Memorial StadiumBaltimore, Maryland

SMUEdit

Penn StateEdit

LSUEdit

USCEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 6 3 11 18 38
USC 3 17 10 7 37


Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Wally Kleine Tackle 2 48 Washington Redskins
Steve Beuerlein Quarterback4 110 Los Angeles Raiders
Robert Banks Defensive End 7 176 Houston Oilers
Joel D. Williams Tight End 8 210 Miami Dolphins
[3]

ReferencesEdit

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