1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
National champion (8 official selectors)
Co-national champion (Davis)
Conference Independent
1930 record 10–0
Head coach Knute Rockne (13th season)
Assistant coach Hunk Anderson (1st season)
Assistant coach Jack Chevigny
Offensive scheme Notre Dame Box
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain Tom Conley
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Notre Dame         10 0 0
Saint Mary's         8 1 0
Army         9 1 1
Dartmouth         7 1 1
Arizona         6 1 1
William & Mary         7 2 1
Cornell         6 2 0
Michigan State         5 1 2
William & Mary-Norfolk         3 1 0
Pittsburgh         6 2 1
Yale         5 2 2
Drexel         6 3 1
Wake Forest         5 3 1
Detroit         5 3 2
Penn         5 4 0
Navy         6 5 0
Villanova         5 5 0
West Virginia         5 5 0
Penn State         3 4 2
Harvard         3 4 1
Miami (FL)         3 4 1
Arizona State         3 5 1
Texas Tech         3 6 0
Princeton         1 5 1
Massachusetts         1 8 0

The 1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1930 college football season. The team won all ten games and were national champions.

The closest game was a one-point win in late November over previously undefeated Army; the Irish won 7–6 at Soldier Field in Chicago with over 100,000 in attendance.[1][2][3] This rivalry game was usually played in New York City. The following week in Los Angeles, Notre Dame shut out once-beaten USC, 27–0, for their nineteenth consecutive victory.[4][5]

This was the thirteenth and final season for Knute Rockne as head coach; he was killed in a plane crash the following spring.[6][7][8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 4 SMU Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 20–14   14,751
October 11 Navy Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 26–2   40,593
October 18 Carnegie Tech Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 21–6   30,009
October 25 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 35–19   66,586
November 1 Indiana Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 27–0   11,113
November 8 vs. Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 60–20   75,657
November 15 Drake Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN W 19–7   10,106
November 22 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Rivalry) W 14–0   44,648
November 29 vs. Army Soldier FieldChicago, IL [1][2][3] (Rivalry) W  7–6   110,000  
December 6 at USC Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA [4][5] (Rivalry) W 27–0   73,967

Source:[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dunkley, Charles W. (November 29, 1930). "Notre Dame beats Army, 7 to 6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1. 
  2. ^ a b "Rockne's men defeat Army, score 7 to 6". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 29, 1930. p. 1. 
  3. ^ a b McIntyre, Ronald (November 30, 1930). "Notre Dame conquers Army, 7 to 6". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1C. 
  4. ^ a b "Notre Dame triumphs, 27 to 0". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 7, 1930. p. 1A. 
  5. ^ a b "Notre Dame outplays U.S.C." Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 7, 1930. p. 1, part 2. 
  6. ^ "Report Knute Rockne killed in plane crash". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 31, 1931. p. 1. 
  7. ^ "Rockne's tragic death". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 1, 1931. p. 1A. 
  8. ^ "Sorrow shrouds Notre Dame faculty and students with passing of Knute Rockne". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 1, 1931. p. 16. 
  9. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1930-schedule.html