1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team
The 1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1930 college football season. The independent Irish won all ten games, outscored its opponents 256 to 74 with three shutouts, and repeated as national champions.
|1930 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
|Head coach||Knute Rockne (13th season)|
|Assistant coach||Hunk Anderson (1st season)|
|Assistant coach||Jack Chevigny|
|Offensive scheme||Notre Dame Box|
|Home stadium||Notre Dame Stadium|
|1930 NCAA independents football records|
|William & Mary||–||7||–||2||–||1|
|William & Mary-Norfolk||–||3||–||1||–||0|
The new Notre Dame Stadium made its debut on October 4, and was dedicated the next week. 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. This rivalry game was usually played in New York City. A week later in Los Angeles, Notre Dame shut out once-beaten USC 27–0 for their nineteenth consecutive victory.
|October 4||SMU||W 20–14||14,751|
|October 11||Navy||W 26–2||40,593|
|October 18||Carnegie Tech||W 21–6||30,009|
|October 25||at Pittsburgh||W 35–19||66,586|
|November 1||Indiana||W 27–0||11,113|
|November 8||at Penn||W 60–20||75,657|
|November 15||Drake||W 19–7||10,106|
|November 22||at Northwestern||W 14–0||44,648|
|November 29||vs. Army||W 7–6||110,000|
|December 6||at USC||W 27–0||73,967|
- "Savoldi in a 98-yard run as Irish win, 20-14". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. October 5, 1930. p. 1, sports.
- "Notre Dame pushed to win". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. October 5, 1930. p. 15.
- Mickelson, Paul (October 12, 1930). "Notre Dame swamps Navy". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. p. 13.
- Dunkley, Charles W. (November 29, 1930). "Notre Dame beats Army, 7 to 6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1.
- "Rockne's men defeat Army, score 7 to 6". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 29, 1930. p. 1.
- McIntyre, Ronald (November 30, 1930). "Notre Dame conquers Army, 7 to 6". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1C.
- "Notre Dame triumphs, 27 to 0". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 7, 1930. p. 1A.
- "Notre Dame outplays U.S.C." Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 7, 1930. p. 1, part 2.
- "Report Knute Rockne killed in plane crash". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 31, 1931. p. 1.
- "Rockne's tragic death". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 1, 1931. p. 1A.
- "Sorrow shrouds Notre Dame faculty and students with passing of Knute Rockne". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 1, 1931. p. 16.
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