1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1992 record 10–1–1
Head coach Lou Holtz (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Skip Holtz (1st season)
Captain Demetrius DuBose
Captain Rick Mirer
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Notre Dame         10 1 1
Southern Miss         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Memphis         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Louisiana Tech         5 6 0
Louisville         5 6 0
Northern Illinois         5 6 0
Tulsa         4 7 0
Cincinnati         3 8 0
Arkansas State         2 9 0
Southwestern Louisiana         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Navy         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz 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 5 3:30 p.m. at Northwestern* No. 3 Soldier FieldChicago, IL (Rivalry) ABC W 42–7   64,877
September 12 1:30 p.m. No. 5 Michigan* No. 3 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) NBC T 17–17   59,075
September 19 3:30 p.m. at Michigan State* No. 7 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) ABC W 52–31   76,188
September 26 1:30 p.m. Purdue* No. 6 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) NBC W 48–0   59,075
October 3 1:30 p.m. No. 19 Stanford* No. 7 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Legends Trophy) NBC L 16–33   59,075
October 10 7:45 p.m. at Pittsburgh* No. 14 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ESPN W 52–21   52,155
October 24 1:30 p.m. BYU* No. 10 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN NBC W 42–16   59,075
October 31 1:00 p.m. vs. Navy* No. 10 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Rivalry) W 38–7   58,769
November 7 1:30 p.m. No. 9 Boston College* No. 8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Holy War) NBC W 54–7   59,075
November 14 1:30 p.m. No. 21 Penn State* No. 8 Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN NBC W 17–16   59,075
November 28 8:00 p.m. at No. 23 USC* No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) ABC W 31–23   90,063
January 1, 1993 1:00 p.m. vs. No. 3 Texas A&M* No. 5 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) NBC W 28–3   71,615
#Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 6 Jerome Bettis Jr
RB 37 Travis Davis So
WR 87 Lake Dawson Jr
T 65 Lindsay Knapp Sr
TE 80 Oscar McBride Jr
QB 3 Rick Mirer Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 47 Pete Bercich Jr
S 9 Jeff Burris Jr
CB 32 Willie Clark Jr
CB 29 John Covington Jr
DT 44 Jim Flanigan Jr
DT 55 Oliver Gibson Jr
DE 97 Bryant Young Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries[edit]

Penn State[edit]

1 234Total
Penn State 6 0010 16
Notre Dame 3 338 17

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.