1951 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team
|1951 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|
|Head coach||Frank Leahy (9th season)|
|Home stadium||Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)|
|1951 NCAA independents football records|
|No. 2 Michigan State||–||9||–||0||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
- Notre Dame lost to Michigan State in the battle for the Megaphone Trophy.
- Notre Dame beat Purdue.
- Notre Dame beat USC.
|September 29||Indiana||No. 14||W 48–6||55,790|
|October 5||at Detroit||No. 5||W 40–6||52,331|
|October 13||SMU||No. 5||L 20–27||58,240|
|October 20||at Pittsburgh||W 33–0||60,127|
|October 27||Purdue||No. 15||W 30–9||57,890|
|November 3||vs. Navy||No. 13||W 19–0||44,237|
|November 10||at No. 5 Michigan State||No. 11||L 0–35||51,296|
|November 17||at North Carolina||W 12–7||44,500|
|November 24||Iowa||T 20–20||40,685|
|December 1||at No. 20 USC||W 19–12||55,783|
Team players drafted into the NFLEdit
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Bob Toneff||Tackle||2||22||San Francisco 49ers|
|John Petitbon||Halfback||7||74||New York Yanks|
|Chet Ostrowski||Defensive End||10||115||Washington Redskins|
|Jim Mutscheller||Defensive End||12||134||New York Yanks|
|Dave Flood||Defensive Back||13||150||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Paul Burns||Guard||16||191||New York Giants|
|Billy Barrett||Halfback||28||327||Green Bay Packers|
- "Notre Dame Night Games". Forever Irish: Celebrating the Heritage of Notre Dame Football. Retrieved 7 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
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