1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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.

1921 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1921 record10–1
Head coachKnute Rockne (4th season)
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainEddie Anderson
Home stadiumCartier 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
Delaware         5 4 0
Idaho         4 3 1
Montana         3 3 1
Drexel         2 3 1
Texas Mines         1 4 0

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]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 24KalamazooW 56–08,000
October 1DePauw
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 57–108,000
October 8at IowaL 7–107,500
October 15at PurdueW 33–07,500
October 22Nebraska
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 7–014,000
October 29vs. IndianaIndianapolis, INW 28–710,000
November 5at ArmyW 28–07,000
November 8vs. RutgersW 48–012,000
November 12Haskell
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 42–75,000
November 19at MarquetteMilwaukee, WIW 21–711,000
November 24Michigan Agricultural
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 48–015,000

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ReferencesEdit

  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