1926 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1926 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
1926 record 9–1
Head coach Knute Rockne (9th season)
Offensive scheme Notre Dame Box
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain Red Edwards
Captain Tom Hearden
Home stadium Cartier Field
Seasons
← 1925
1927 →
1926 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Brown         9 0 1
Navy         9 0 1
Notre Dame         9 1 0
Furman         8 1 1
Army         7 1 1
Penn         7 1 1
Carnegie Tech         7 2 0
Syracuse         7 2 1
Citadel         7 3 0
Cornell         6 1 1
Villanova         6 2 1
Pittsburgh         5 2 2
Penn State         5 4 0
Wake Forest         5 4 1
Yale         4 4 0
Michigan State         3 4 1
Delaware         3 5 0
Havard         3 5 0
Duke         3 6 0
Drexel         2 5 0

The 1926 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1926 college football season, led by ninth-year head coach Knute Rockne. The Irish won all but one of their ten games, upset by Carnegie Tech in late November.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 2 Beloit Cartier FieldSouth Bend, IN W 77–0   8,000
October 9 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 20–7   48,648
October 16 Penn State Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 28–0   18,000
October 23 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) W   6–0   41,000
October 30 Georgia Tech Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 12–0   11,000
November 6 Indiana Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 26–0   20,000
November 13 vs. Army Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Rivalry) W   7–0   63,029
November 20 Drake Cartier Field • South Bend, IN W 21–0   20,000
November 27 at Carnegie Tech Forbes FieldPittsburgh, PA [1] L    0–19   45,000
December 4 at USC Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Rivalry) W 13–12   74,378

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hughes, Robert W. (November 28, 1926). "Carnegie Tech springs greatest surprise of football season by beating Notre Dame". Pittsburgh Press. p. 1. 
  2. ^ 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football media guide. Retrieved 2015-Jul-12.