1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
1921 record 10–1
Head coach Knute Rockne (4th season)
Offensive scheme Single Wing
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain Eddie Anderson
Home stadium Cartier Field
Seasons
← 1920
1922 →
1921 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Penn State         8 0 2
Notre Dame         10 1 0
USC         10 1 0
Navy         6 1 0
Dartmouth         6 2 1
Pittsburgh         5 3 1
Army         6 4 0
Idaho         4 3 1
Montana         3 3 1

The 1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1921 college football season,[1] led by fourth-year head coach Knute Rockne.

Back John Mohardt led the team to a 10–1 record with 781 rushing yards, 995 passing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, and nine passing touchdowns.[2] Grantland Rice wrote that "Mohardt could throw the ball to within a foot or two of any given space" and noted that the 1921 Notre Dame team "was the first team we know of to build its attack around a forward passing game, rather than use a forward passing game as a mere aid to the running game."[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 Kalamazoo Cartier FieldSouth Bend, IN W 56–0   8,000
October 1 DePauw Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 57–10   8,000
October 8 at Iowa Iowa FieldIowa City, IA L 7–10   7,500
October 15 at Purdue Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) W 33–0   7,500
October 22 Nebraska Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 7–0   14,000
October 29 vs. Indiana Indianapolis, IN W 28–7   10,000
November 5 at Army The PlainWest Point, NY (Rivalry) W 28–0   7,000
November 8 vs. Rutgers Polo GroundsNew York, NY W 48–0   12,000
November 12 Haskell Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 42–7   5,000
November 19 at Marquette Milwaukee, WI W 21–7   11,000
November 24 Michigan Agricultural Cartier Field • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 48–0   15,000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.archives.nd.edu/Football/Football-1921.pdf
  2. ^ Keith Marder; Mark Spellen; Jim Donovan (2001). The Notre Dame Football Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to America's Favorite College Team. Citadel Press. p. 148. ISBN 0806521082. 
  3. ^ Grantland Rice (December 3, 1921). "Where The West Got The Jump: In Addition To Developing Strong Defense and Good Running Game, Has Built Up Forward Pass" (PDF). American Golfer. 
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1921-schedule.html
  5. ^ http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/nd-m-footbl-sched-1921.html