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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
National champion (8 official selectors)
Co-national champion (Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
1930 record10–0
Head coachKnute Rockne (13th season)
Assistant coachHunk Anderson (1st season)
Assistant coachJack Chevigny
Offensive schemeNotre Dame Box
Base defense7–2–2
CaptainTom Conley
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
Seasons
← 1929
1931 →
1930 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Notre Dame         10 0 0
Loyola (LA)         9 1 0
Saint Mary's         8 1 0
Army         9 1 1
Dartmouth         7 1 1
Texas Mines         7 1 1
Arizona         6 1 1
William & Mary         7 2 1
Cornell         6 2 0
Michigan State         5 1 2
William & Mary-Norfolk         3 1 0
Pittsburgh         6 2 1
Yale         5 2 2
Drexel         6 3 1
Wake Forest         5 3 1
Detroit         5 3 2
Penn         5 4 0
Navy         6 5 0
Villanova         5 5 0
West Virginia         5 5 0
Penn State         3 4 2
Harvard         3 4 1
Miami (FL)         3 4 1
Arizona State         3 5 1
Texas Tech         3 6 0
Princeton         1 5 1
Massachusetts         1 8 0

The new Notre Dame Stadium made its debut on October 4,[1][2] and was dedicated the next week.[3] 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.[4][5][6] 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.[7][8]

This was the thirteenth and final season for Knute Rockne as head coach; he was killed in a plane crash the following spring.[9][10][11]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
October 4SMUW 20–1414,751
October 11Navy
W 26–240,593
October 18Carnegie Tech
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 21–630,009
October 25at PittsburghW 35–1966,586
November 1Indiana
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 27–011,113
November 8at PennW 60–2075,657
November 15Drake
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 19–710,106
November 22at NorthwesternW 14–044,648
November 29vs. ArmyW 7–6110,000  
December 6at USCW 27–073,967

Source:[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Savoldi in a 98-yard run as Irish win, 20-14". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. October 5, 1930. p. 1, sports.
  2. ^ a b "Notre Dame pushed to win". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. October 5, 1930. p. 15.
  3. ^ a b Mickelson, Paul (October 12, 1930). "Notre Dame swamps Navy". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. p. 13.
  4. ^ a b Dunkley, Charles W. (November 29, 1930). "Notre Dame beats Army, 7 to 6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 1.
  5. ^ a b "Rockne's men defeat Army, score 7 to 6". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 29, 1930. p. 1.
  6. ^ a b McIntyre, Ronald (November 30, 1930). "Notre Dame conquers Army, 7 to 6". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 1C.
  7. ^ a b "Notre Dame triumphs, 27 to 0". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 7, 1930. p. 1A.
  8. ^ a b "Notre Dame outplays U.S.C." Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 7, 1930. p. 1, part 2.
  9. ^ "Report Knute Rockne killed in plane crash". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. March 31, 1931. p. 1.
  10. ^ "Rockne's tragic death". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 1, 1931. p. 1A.
  11. ^ "Sorrow shrouds Notre Dame faculty and students with passing of Knute Rockne". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. April 1, 1931. p. 16.
  12. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/notre-dame/1930-schedule.html