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Bowl gamesEdit

Notre Dame has made 32 Bowl appearances, winning 15 and losing 17.[1] After an initial appearance in a postseason contest in the 1925 Rose Bowl, the Fighting Irish refused to participate in bowl games for more than four decades;[2] writers like Dan Jenkins have speculated that Notre Dame might have gone to as many as twenty bowl games during the self-imposed forty-five year hiatus.[2] It has played in the BCS National Championship Game (1 loss), Rose Bowl (1 win), the Cotton Bowl Classic (5 wins, 2 losses), the Orange Bowl (2 wins, 3 losses), the Sugar Bowl (2 wins, 2 losses), the Gator Bowl (1 win, 2 losses), the Liberty Bowl (1 win), the Aloha Bowl (1 loss), the Fiesta Bowl (1 win, 3 losses), the Independence Bowl (1 loss), the Insight Bowl (1 loss), Hawaiʻi Bowl (1 win) and the Sun Bowl (1 win). From 1994 to the 2006 football seasons, Notre Dame lost 9 consecutive bowl games, the most in NCAA history. That streak ended with a 49–21 win over Hawaiʻi in the 2008 Hawaiʻi Bowl. In the process, Notre Dame scored its highest point total in post-season play. The record of 9 consecutive bowl losses was later tied by Northwestern in 2011.

Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA
January 1, 1925 Rose Bowl W Stanford 27 10
January 1, 1970 Cotton Bowl Classic L #1 Texas 17 21
January 1, 1971 Cotton Bowl Classic W #1 Texas 24 11
January 1, 1973 Orange Bowl L #9 Nebraska 6 40
December 31, 1973 Sugar Bowl W #1 Alabama 24 23
January 1, 1975 Orange Bowl W #2 Alabama 13 11
December 27, 1976 Gator Bowl W #20 Penn State 20 9
January 2, 1978 Cotton Bowl Classic W #1 Texas 38 10
January 1, 1979 Cotton Bowl Classic W Houston 35 34
January 1, 1981 Sugar Bowl L #1 Georgia 10 17
December 29, 1983 Liberty Bowl W Boston College 19 18
December 29, 1984 Aloha Bowl L #10 SMU 20 27
January 1, 1988 Cotton Bowl Classic L Texas A&M 10 35
January 2, 1989 Fiesta Bowl W #3 West Virginia 34 21
January 1, 1990 Orange Bowl W Colorado 21 6
January 1, 1991 Orange Bowl L #1 Colorado 9 10
January 1, 1992 Sugar Bowl W #3 Florida 39 28
January 1, 1993 Cotton Bowl Classic W #3 Texas A&M 28 3
January 1, 1994 Cotton Bowl Classic W #6 Texas A&M 24 21
January 2, 1995 Fiesta Bowl L #5 Colorado 24 41
January 1, 1996 Orange Bowl L #8 Florida State 26 31
December 28, 1997 Independence Bowl L #15 LSU 9 27
January 1, 1999 Gator Bowl L #12 Georgia Tech 28 35
January 1, 2001 Fiesta Bowl L #5 Oregon State 9 41
January 1, 2003 Gator Bowl L #17 North Carolina State 6 28
December 28, 2004 Insight Bowl L Oregon State 21 38
January 2, 2006 Fiesta Bowl L #4 Ohio State 20 34
January 3, 2007 Sugar Bowl L #4 LSU 14 41
December 24, 2008 Hawaiʻi Bowl W Hawaiʻi 49 21
December 31, 2010 Sun Bowl W Miami (FL) 33 17
December 29, 2011 Champs Sports Bowl L #25 Florida State 14 18
January 7, 2013 BCS National Championship L #2 Alabama 14 42
Total 32 bowl games 15–17 671 727

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Notre Dame Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/independents/notre_dame/index.php. Retrieved 2006-06-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jenkins, Dan (1969). "Knute Rockne Would Have Agreed, Ara". Sports Illustrated (Time-Life, Inc.) 31 (26): 26. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1083174/index.htm. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
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