1918 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1918 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
1918 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1918 record 3–1–2
Head coach Knute Rockne (1st season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain Leonard Bahan
Home stadium Cartier Field
Seasons
← 1917
1919 →
1918 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Navy         4 1 0
Pittsburgh         4 1 0
Army         1 0 0
Maryland State         4 1 1
Notre Dame         3 1 2
Villanova         3 2 0
Dartmouth         3 3 0
USC         2 2 2
Penn State         1 2 1
Washington State         1 1 0

The 1918 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1918 college football season.

At age thirty, Knute Rockne made his head coaching debut on September 28 against Case (now Case Western Reserve) in Cleveland, Ohio.[1][2][3] This team included George Gipp, Hunk Anderson, and Curly Lambeau, founder and head coach of the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28 at Case Van Horn Field • Cleveland, OH [2][3] W 26–6  
November 2 at Wabash Crawfordsville, IN W 67–7  
November 9 Great Lakes Navy Cartier FieldSouth Bend, IN T    7–7  
November 16 at Michigan Agricultural Old College FieldEast Lansing, MI (Rivalry) L    7–13  
November 23 at Purdue Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) W 26–6  
November 28 at Nebraska Nebraska FieldLincoln, NE T    0–0  

Source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://125.nd.edu/moments/this-day-in-history-rockne-takes-the-reins/
  2. ^ a b "Notre Dame wins". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). September 29, 1918. p. 1, part 3. 
  3. ^ a b "Notre Dame wins over Case, 26 to 6". Milwaukee Sentinel. September 29, 1918. p. 1, sports. 
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1918-schedule.html