1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1954 record9–1
Head coachTerry Brennan (1st season)
CaptainPaul Matz
CaptainDan Shannon
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Notre Dame         9 1 0
No. 20 Penn State         7 2 0
Drexel         5 2 0
Southern Miss         6 4 0
Syracuse         4 4 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1954 college football season.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25No. 4 TexasNo. 2W 21–057,594
October 2No. 19 PurdueNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 14–2758,250
October 9at PittsburghNo. 8W 33–060,114
October 16Michigan StateNo. 8
W 20–1957,238
October 30vs. No. 15 NavyNo. 6W 6–060,000
November 6at PennNo. 5W 42–761,189
November 13North CarolinaNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 42–1355,410
November 20at No. 19 IowaNo. 4W 34–1856,576
November 27No. 17 USCNo. 4
W 23–1756,438
December 4at SMUNo. 4W 26–1475,501
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise

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References[edit]