1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Aloha Bowl, L 20–27 vs. SMU
Conference Independent
1984 record 7–5
Head coach Gerry Faust (4th season)
Defensive coordinator A. J. Christoff
Captain Mike Golic
Captain Joe Johnson
Captain Larry Williams
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Boston College           10 2 0
No. 11 South Carolina           10 2 0
Army           8 3 1
Rutgers           7 3 0
No. 17 Florida State           7 3 2
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
West Virginia           8 4 0
No. 18 Miami (FL)           8 5 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Penn State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Navy           4 6 1
Southern Miss           4 7 0
Pittsburgh           3 7 1
Tulane           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1984 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Gerry Faust and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 1:30 p.m. vs. Purdue* No. 8 Hoosier DomeIndianapolis, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L 21–23   60,672
September 15 1:00 p.m. at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 20–17   76,919
September 22 2:30 p.m. Colorado* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 55–14   59,075
September 29 3:50 p.m. at Missouri* No. 19 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO ABC W 16–13   70,915
October 6 7:45 p.m. No. 14 Miami* No. 17 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN L 13–31   59,075
October 13 12:20 p.m. Air Force* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN L 7–21   59,075
October 20 12:20 p.m. No. 11 South Carolina* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN L 32–36   59,075
October 27 3:50 p.m. at No. 6 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ABC W 30–22   78,033
November 3 12:10 p.m. at Navy* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Rivalry) ESPN W 18–17   61,795
November 17 12:20 p.m. Penn State* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ESPN W 44–7   59,075
November 24 3:40 p.m. at No. 14 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) CBS W 19–7   66,342
December 29 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 10 SMU* No. 17 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ESPN L 20–27   41,777
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

Michigan State[edit]

1 234Total
• Notre Dame 0 3714 24
Michigan St 17 030 20

[2]

South Carolina[edit]

1 234Total
• South Carolina 7 7022 36
Notre Dame 0 1796 32

ND: Third straight home loss (first time since 1956) [3]

Navy[edit]

1 234Total
Notre Dame 7 0011 18
Navy 0 773 17
  • Date: November 3

Roster[edit]

1984 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Terry Andrysiak Fr
QB 7 Steve Beuerlein So
TE 82 Mark Bavaro Sr
WR 81 Tim Brown Fr
WR 24 Joe Howard Sr
G 75 Larry Williams Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 13 Pat Cummings Sr
LB 58 Tony Furjanic Jr
DE 78 Mike Gann Sr
LB 55 Mike Golic Sr
SS 27 Joe Johnson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 John Carney So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Sept 16.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1984 Oct 21. Retrieved 2016-Sep-11.