1916 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1916 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1916 record8–1
Head coachJesse Harper (4th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
CaptainStan Cofall
Home stadiumCartier Field
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         9 0 0
Pittsburgh         8 0 0
Notre Dame         8 1 0
Penn State         8 2 0
Maryland State         6 2 0
Navy         6 3 1
Montana         4 1 1
USC         5 3 0
Dartmouth         5 2 2
Washington State         4 2 0
Idaho         3 5 0
Villanova         1 8 0

The 1916 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1916 college football season, led by fourth-year head coach Jesse Harper. The Irish won all but one of their nine games, falling at Army 10–30;[1] the season concluded on Thanksgiving with a 20–0 shutout at Nebraska.[2] George Gipp made a 62-yard field goal against Western Reserve.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 30 Case Cartier FieldSouth Bend, IN W 48–0  
October 7 at Western Reserve Cleveland, OH W 48–0  
October 14 Haskell Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 25–0  
October 28 Wabash Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 60–0  
November 4 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY [1] (rivalry) L  10–30  
November 11 vs. South Dakota Sioux Falls, SD W 21–0  
November 18 at Michigan Agricultural Old College FieldEast Lansing, MI (rivalry) W 14–0  
November 25 Alma Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 46–0  
November 30 at Nebraska Nebraska FieldLincoln, NE [2] (on Thanksgiving) W 20–0  

Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hamilton, H.C. (November 5, 1916). "Oliphant stars for Army eleven". Milwaukee Journal. United Press. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ a b "Notre Dame team downs Nebraska eleven, 20-0". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 1, 1916. p. 8.
  3. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1916-schedule.html