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1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1993 record11–1
Head coachLou Holtz (8th season)
CaptainJeff Burris
CaptainTim Ruddy
CaptainAaron Taylor
CaptainBryant Young
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         11 1 0
No. 24 Louisville         9 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Army         6 5 0
Memphis         6 5 0
Tulsa         4 6 1
Navy         4 7 0
Tulane         3 9 0
Southern Miss         2 8 1
East Carolina         2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1993 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

On November 13, Notre Dame played Florida State in a matchup of unbeatens. The winner of this game, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, was certain to play #3 Nebraska (which would then move up to #2) in the Orange Bowl for the national championship.[2]

The next week, they faced Boston College in one of the best games of the year, the Notre Dame offense piled up 427 yards of offense, scored 5 touchdowns, including 22 points in the last 11 minutes, but the game would forever be remembered on Boston College's last drive as their kicker David Gordon hit a 41-yard field goal as time expired to win it 41–39, ending Notre Dame's bid for a national title.

RivalriesEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 42:30 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 7NBCW 27–1259,075
September 1112:00 p.m.at No. 3 MichiganNo. 11ABCW 27–23106,851
September 182:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 4
NBCW 36–1459,075
September 253:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 4ABCW 17–067,861
October 23:30 p.m.at StanfordNo. 4ABCW 48–2080,300
October 92:30 p.m.PittsburghNo. 4
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
NBCW 44–059,075
October 167:30 p.m.at BYUNo. 3ESPNW 45–2066,247
October 232:30 p.m.USCNo. 2
NBCW 31–1359,075
October 3012:00 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 2ABCW 58–2761,813
November 132:30 p.m.No. 1 Florida StateNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 31–2459,075
November 201:30 p.m.No. 17 Boston CollegeNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (Holy War)
NBCL 41–3959,075
January 1, 19944:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 Texas A&MNo. 4NBCW 24–2169,855

Game summariesEdit

NorthwesternEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Northwestern 0 6 6 0 12
Notre Dame 7 0 10 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–7–2 1992 W 42–7

MichiganEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14–1 1992 T 17–17
by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 10 14 3 0 27
Michigan 3 7 0 13 23

[3]


Michigan StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan St 7 0 0 7 14
Notre Dame 0 16 13 7 36

PurdueEdit

StanfordEdit

PittsburghEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0
• Notre Dame 7 6 10 21 44

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[4]

BYUEdit


USCEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
USC 0 7 0 6 13
Notre Dame 14 14 3 0 31

[5]

NavyEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 3 14 21 20 58
Navy 10 14 3 0 27

[6]

Florida StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Florida State 7 0 7 10 24
Notre Dame 7 14 3 7 31
  • Date: November 13
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
  • Game start: Kickoff 1:47pm, NBC coverage begins at 1:30pm
  • Game attendance: 59,075
  • Game weather: pregame showers, temp near 60, wind from south 20 to 30 mph

The #2 Fighting Irish prevailed over the #1 Florida State Seminoles as ESPN's College GameDay made its first campus visit.

Boston CollegeEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Boston College 10 14 7 10 41
Notre Dame 0 14 3 22 39


Texas A&MEdit


RosterEdit

1993 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 37 Davis, TravisTravis Davis Jr
WR 87 Dawson, LakeLake Dawson Sr
WR 1 Mayes, DerrickDerrick Mayes So
TE 80 McBride, OscarOscar McBride Sr
QB 15 McDougal, KevinKevin McDougal Sr
C 61 Ruddy, TimTim Ruddy Sr
T 75 Taylor, AaronAaron Taylor Sr
RB 34 Zellars, RayRay Zellars Jr
C 77 Zeigler, DustyDusty Zeigler So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 47 Bercich, PetePete Bercich Sr
S 9 Burris, JeffJeff Burris Sr
CB 32 Clark, WillieWillie Clark Sr
CB 29 Covington, JohnJohn Covington Sr
DT 44 Flanigan, JimJim Flanigan Sr
DT 55 Gibson, OliverOliver Gibson Sr
DT 93 Grasmanis, PaulPaul Grasmanis So
LB 49 Peterson, TonyTony Peterson Sr
CB 21 Taylor, BobbyBobby Taylor So
CB 22 Wooden, ShawnShawn Wooden So
DE 48 Wynn, RenaldoRenaldo Wynn So
DE 97 Young, BryantBryant Young Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Awards and honorsEdit

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bryant Young Defensive tackle 1 7 San Francisco 49ers
Aaron Taylor Tackle 1 16 Green Bay Packers
Jeff Burris Cornerback 1 27 Buffalo Bills
Tim Ruddy Center 2 65 Miami Dolphins
Jim Flanigan Defensive tackle 3 74 Chicago Bears
Willie Clark Cornerback 3 82 San Diego Chargers
Lake Dawson Wide Receiver 3 92 Kansas City Chiefs
John Covington Safety 5 133 Indianapolis Colts
Tony Peterson Linebacker 5 153 San Francisco 49ers
Pete Bercich Linebacker 7 211 Minnesota Vikings

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. Fighting Irish Win Game of the Century The Tech (MIT newspaper) Mike Duffy and Andrew Heitner. Volume 113, Issue 59 : Friday, November 19, 1993
  3. Blue & Gold Illustrated 1994 Notre Dame Football Preview
  4. Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 10. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.
  5. Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 24.
  6. Gainesville Sun. 1993 Oct 31.
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