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1991 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 39–28 vs. Florida
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 13
1991 record10–3
Head coachLou Holtz (6th season)
CaptainRodney Culver
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
Template:1991 Division I-A independents football standings

The 1991 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1991 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.

Starting on September 7, 1991, the National Broadcasting Company started televising Notre Dame Home football games.[2] Notre Dame became the first Division 1-A football team to have all of its home games televised exclusively by one television network.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 71:30 p.m.IndianaNo. 7NBCW 49–2759,075
September 143:30 p.m.at No. 3 MichiganNo. 7ABCL 14–24106,138
September 211:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 11
NBCW 49–1059,075
September 2812:00 p.m.at PurdueNo. 8ABCW 45–2067,861
October 511:00 p.m.at StanfordNo. 8ESPNW 42–2670,798
October 121:30 p.m.No. 12 PittsburghNo. 7
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
NBCW 42–759,075
October 198:30 p.m.at Air ForceNo. 5ESPNW 28–1552,024
October 261:30 p.m.USCNo. 5
NBCW 24–2059,075
November 24:00 p.m.NavyNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
NBCW 38–059,075
November 91:30 p.m.No. 13 TennesseeNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCL 34–3559,075
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 8 Penn StateNo. 12ABCL 13–3596,672
November 3011:00 p.m.at HawaiiNo. 18ESPNW 48–4250,000
January 1, 19928:00 p.m.vs. No. 3 FloridaNo. 18ABCW 39–2876,447

RosterEdit

1991 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 6 Bettis, JeromeJerome Bettis So
RB 40 Brooks, TonyTony Brooks Jr
TE 86 Brown, DerekDerek Brown Sr
RB 5 Culver, RodneyRodney Culver Sr
WR 87 Dawson, LakeLake Dawson So
WR 10 Jarrell, AdrianAdrian Jarrell Jr
T 65 Knapp, LindsayLindsay Knapp Jr
TE 80 McBride, OscarOscar McBride So
C 76 McGuire, GeneGene McGuire Sr
QB 3 Mirer, RickRick Mirer Jr
FB 15 O'Neill, MikeMike O'Neill Sr
G 61 Ruddy, TimTim Ruddy So
TE 84 Smith, IrvIrv Smith Jr
G 75 Taylor, AaronAaron Taylor So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 47 Bercich, PetePete Bercich So
S 9 Burris, JeffJeff Burris So
CB 13 Carter, TomTom Carter So
FS 32 Clark, WillieWillie Clark So
CB 29 Covington, JohnJohn Covington So
LB 31 DuBose, DemetriusDemetrius DuBose Jr
LB 44 Flanigan, JimJim Flanigan So
DT 55 Gibson, OliverOliver Gibson So
FS 25 Lalli, MikeMike Lalli Jr
LB 46 Ratigan, BrianBrian Ratigan Jr
CB 21 Smith, RodRod Smith Sr
DT 97 Young, BryantBryant Young So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 28 Hentrich, CraigCraig Hentrich Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Season summaryEdit

IndianaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Hoosiers 3 14 3 7 27
Fighting Irish 7 21 14 7 49

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MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Fighting Irish 0 7 7 0 14
Wolverines 3 14 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–13 1990 W 28–24


TennesseeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1990 W 34–29


Penn StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–7–1 1990 L 21–24


HawaiiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Sugar BowlEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/notre_dame/1990-1994_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. Sandomir, Richard (1991-08-25). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Notre Dame Scored a $38 Million Touchdown on Its TV Deal". New York Times (nyyimes.com). https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE0D91038F936A1575BC0A967958260. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1991 Sep 9. Retrieved 2018-Nov-03.
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