1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team
The 1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1943 college football season. The Irish, coached by Frank Leahy, ended the season with 9 wins and 1 loss, winning the national championship. The 1943 team became the fourth Irish team to win the national title and the first for Frank Leahy. Led by Notre Dame's first Heisman Trophy winner, Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame beat seven teams ranked in the top 13 and played seven of its ten games on the road. Despite a season ending loss to Great Lakes, Notre Dame was awarded its first national title by the Associated Press.
|1943 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
|Head coach||Frank Leahy (3rd season)|
|Offensive scheme||T formation|
|Home stadium||Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)|
|September 25||at Pittsburgh||W 41–0||43,437|
|October 2||Georgia Tech||W 55–13||26,497|
|October 9||at No. 2 Michigan||No. 1||W 35–12||86,408|
|October 16||at Wisconsin||No. 1||W 51–0||16,235|
|October 23||Illinois||No. 1||W 47–0||24,676|
|October 30||vs. No. 3 Navy||No. 1||W 33–6||77,900|
|November 6||vs. No. 3 Army||No. 1||W 26–0||75,121|
|November 13||at No. 8 Northwestern||No. 1||W 25–6||49,124|
|November 20||No. 2 Iowa Pre-Flight||No. 1||W 14–13||39,446|
|November 27||at Great Lakes Navy||No. 1||L 14–19||23,000|
Awards and honorsEdit
|Angelo Bertelli, QB||2||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Creighton Miller, HB||1||1||1||1||1|
|John Yonakor, E||1||1||1||1|
|† Jim White, T||1||1||1||1||1||1||2|
|Pat Filley, G||2||1||1|
|Herb Coleman, C||2|
|†denotes consensus selection Source:|
- "2007 Notre Dame Media Guide: History and Records (pages 131-175)". und.cstv.com. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
- "2007 Notre Dame Media Guide: 2007 Supplement (page 163)". und.cstv.com. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
- "Past Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I FBS) National Champions (formerly called Division I-A)". ncaa.org. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
- "Heisman Voting". und.cstv.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
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