1916 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1916 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
1916 record 8–1
Head coach Jesse Harper (4th season)
Assistant coach Knute Rockne (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Single Wing
Captain Stan Cofall
Home stadium Cartier 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]

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