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1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1992 record10–1–1
Head coachLou Holtz (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorSkip Holtz (1st season)
CaptainDemetrius DuBose
CaptainRick Mirer
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Notre Dame         10 1 1
Southern Miss         7 4 0
Penn State         7 5 0
Memphis State         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
East Carolina         5 6 0
Louisiana Tech         5 6 0
Louisville         5 6 0
Northern Illinois         5 6 0
Tulsa         4 7 0
Cincinnati         3 8 0
Arkansas State         2 9 0
Southwestern Louisiana         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
Navy         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

RivalriesEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 53:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 3ABCW 42–764,877
September 121:30 p.m.No. 6 MichiganNo. 3NBCT 17–1759,075
September 193:30 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 7ABCW 52–3176,188
September 261:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 6
NBCW 48–059,075
October 31:30 p.m.No. 18 StanfordNo. 6
NBCL 16–3359,075
October 107:45 p.m.at PittsburghNo. 13ESPNW 52–2152,155
October 241:30 p.m.BYUNo. 10
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 42–1659,075
October 311:00 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 10W 38–758,769
November 71:30 p.m.No. 9 Boston CollegeNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (Holy War)
NBCW 54–759,075
November 141:30 p.m.No. 22 Penn StateNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 17–1659,075
November 288:00 p.m.at No. 19 USCNo. 5ABCW 31–2390,063
January 1, 19931:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 Texas A&MNo. 5NBCW 28–371,615

RosterEdit

1992 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 6 Jerome Bettis Jr
RB 40 Reggie Brooks Sr
RB 37 Travis Davis So
WR 87 Lake Dawson Jr
T 65 Lindsay Knapp Sr
TE 80 Oscar McBride Jr
QB 15 Kevin McDougal Jr
QB 3 Rick Mirer Sr
C 61 Tim Ruddy Jr
TE 84 Irv Smith Sr
T 75 Aaron Taylor Jr
RB 34 Ray Zellars So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 47 Pete Bercich Jr
S 9 Jeff Burris Jr
CB 13 Tom Carter Jr
CB 32 Willie Clark Jr
CB 29 John Covington Jr
LB 31 Demetrius DuBose Sr
DT 44 Jim Flanigan Jr
DT 55 Oliver Gibson Jr
FS 25 Mike Lalli Sr
CB 21 Bobby Taylor Fr
DE 48 Renaldo Wynn So
DE 97 Bryant Young Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 28 Craig Hentrich Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

NorthwesternEdit

1 234Total
Fighting Irish 7 71414 42
Wildcats 7 000 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–7–2 1976 W 48–0

[2]

MichiganEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14 1991 L 14–24

Michigan StateEdit

PurdueEdit

StanfordEdit

PittsburghEdit

BYUEdit

NavyEdit

Notre Dame vs. Navy
1 234Total
Fighting Irish 7 2407 38
Midshipmen 0 007 7

[3]

Boston CollegeEdit

Penn StateEdit

1 234Total
Penn State 6 0010 16
Notre Dame 3 338 17

The Snow Bowl

USCEdit

Cotton BowlEdit

1 234Total
Fighting Irish 0 7147 28
Aggies 0 003 3

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Rick Mirer Quarterback 1 2 Seattle Seahawks
Jerome Bettis Running back 1 10 Los Angeles Rams
Tom Carter Cornerback 1 17 Washington Redskins
Irv Smith Tight end 1 20 New Orleans Saints
Demetrius DuBose Linebacker 2 34 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Reggie Brooks Running Back 2 45 Washington Redskins
Devon McDonald Linebacker 4 107 Indianapolis Colts
Lindsay Knapp Guard 5 130 Kansas City Chiefs
Craig Hentrich Kicker 8 200 New York Jets

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1990-1994)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "1992 Football Review" (PDF). Notre Dame University. Retrieved July 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1992 Nov 1. Retrieved 2018-Dec-15.