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1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1924 college football season. Coached by Knute Rockne and featuring the "Four Horsemen" backfield of Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden, Notre Dame won all ten games, including a victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl.

1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Consensus national champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 27–10 vs. Stanford
ConferenceIndependent
1924 record10–0
Head coachKnute Rockne (7th season)
Offensive schemeNotre Dame Box
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainAdam Walsh
Home stadiumCartier Field
Seasons
← 1923
1925 →
1924 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Notre Dame         10 0 0
Hawaii         8 0 0
Dartmouth         7 0 1
Yale         6 0 2
Gonzaga         5 0 2
Penn         9 1 1
Saint Mary's         8 1 0
West Virginia         8 1 0
Central Michigan         7 1 0
Rutgers         7 1 1
Tempe Normal         6 1 1
New Mexico         5 1 0
Western State (MI)         5 1 1
Army         5 1 2
Syracuse         8 2 1
William & Mary         5 2 1
Boston College         6 3 0
Pacific         6 3 0
Penn State         6 3 1
Princeton         4 2 1
Michigan Agricultural         5 3 0
Pittsburgh         5 3 1
Texas Mines         3 2 1
Brown         5 4 0
Delaware         4 3 1
Cornell         4 4 0
Harvard         4 4 0
Detroit         4 5 0
Duke         4 5 0
Nevada         3 4 1
Santa Clara         3 5 1
Arizona         2 4 0
Duquesne         2 4 2
Villanova         2 5 1
Navy         2 6 0
Wyoming         2 6 0
Tulsa         1 6 1

The team was recognized as the consensus national champion, receiving retroactive national championship honors from the Berryman QPRS system, Billingsley Report, Boand System, Dickinson System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, National Championship Foundation, Poling System, and Jeff Sagarin.[1]

The 1925 Rose Bowl was Notre Dame's last bowl appearance until the 1969 season; the Fighting Irish played their home games at Cartier Field.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 4LombardW 40–08,000
October 11Wabash
  • Cartier Field
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 34–010,000
October 18at ArmyW 13–755,000
October 25at PrincetonW 12–040,000
November 1Georgia Tech
  • Cartier Field
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 34–322,000
November 8at WisconsinW 38–328,425
November 15Nebraska
  • Cartier Field
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 34–622,000
November 22at NorthwesternW 13–645,000
November 29at Carnegie TechW 40–1935,000
January 1, 1925vs. StanfordW 27–1053,000

Source:[2]

PersonnelEdit

Depth chartEdit

The following chart provides a visual depiction of Notre Dame's lineup during the 1924 season with games started at the position reflected in parenthesis. The chart mimics a Notre Dame Box on offense.

LE
Chuck Collins ()
Clem Crowe
Larry Keefe
Clarence Reilly
LT LG C RG RT
Joe Bach () John Weibel () Adam Walsh () Noble Kizer () Edgar Miller ()
Joe Boland () Vince Harrington () Joe Harmon Herb Eggert John McManmon
John McMullan Charles Glueckert Russ Arndt Joe Dienhart
RE
Ed Hunsinger ()
Wilbur Eaton
Joe Maxwell
Joe Rigali
John Wallace
QB
Harry Stuhldreher ()
Frank Reese
Eddie Scharer
Red Edwards
RHB
Don Miller ()
Tom Hearden
Doc Connell
Gerry Miller
Joe Prelli
LHB
Jim Crowley ()
Max Houser
Bernie Coughlin
John Roach
Oswald Geniesse
FB
Elmer Layden ()
Bernie Livergood
Dick Hanousek
Bill Cerney
Harry O'Boyle

LineEdit

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
17 Joe Bach Tackle Chisholm, Minnesota
27 Chuck Collins End Oak Park, Illinois
12 Ed Hunsinger End Chillicothe, Ohio
11 Noble Kizer Guard Plymouth, Indiana
14 Edgar Miller Tackle Canton, Ohio
4 Adam Walsh Center Hollywood, California Hollywood 6'0" 190
3 John Weibel Guard Erie, Pennsylvania

BackfieldEdit

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
18 Jim Crowley halfback Green Bay, Wisconsin East 5' 11" 160
5 Elmer Layden fullback Davenport, Iowa Davenport 5' 11" 162
16 Don Miller halfback Defiance, Ohio Defiance 5' 11" 160
32 Harry Stuhldreher quarterback Massillon, Ohio Washington 5' 7" 151

SubsEdit

Number Player Position Games
started
Hometown High school Height Weight Age
36 Russ Arndt Center Mishawaka, Indiana
62 Joe Boland Tackle Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
23 Bill Cerney Fullback Chicago, Illinois
9 Doc Connell Halfback Beloit, Wisconsin
43 Bernie Coughlin Halfback Waseca, Minnesota
Clem Crowe End Lafayette, Indiana
38 Joe Dienhart Guard Lafayette, Indiana
25 Red Edwards Quarterback Weston, West Virginia
67 Herb Eggert Guard Chicago, Illinois
21 Wilbur Eaton End Omaha, Nebraska
49 Oswald Geniesse Halfback Green Bay, Wisconsin
67 Charles Glueckert Guard South Bend, Indiana
6 Vincent F. Harrington Guard Sioux City, Iowa
2 Dick Hanousek Fullback Antigo, Wisconsin
20 Joe Harmon Center Indianapolis, Indiana
19 Tom Hearden Halfback Green Bay, Wisconsin
47 Max Houser Halfback Mount Vernon, Washington
1 Larry Keefe End Cortland, New York
30 Bernie Livergood Fullback Stonington, Illinois
8 Joe Maxwell End Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 John McManmon Tackle Lowell, Massachusetts
51 John McMullan Tackle Chicago, Illinois
65 Gerry Miller Halfback Defiance, Ohio
24 Harry O'Boyle Fullback Des Moines, Iowa
22 Joe Prelli Halfback Brentwood, California
31 Frank Reese Quarterback Robinson, Illinois
44 Clarence Reilly End South Bend, Indiana
57 Joe Rigali End Oak Park, Illinois
John Roach Halfback Appleton, Wisconsin
33 Eddie Scharer Quarterback Toledo, Ohio
46 John Wallace End Calumet City, Illinois

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. ^ 2014 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football media guide. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  3. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nd/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nd-fb-alltimeroster.pdf