1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame football team 1925.png
Conference Independent
1925 record 7–2–1
Head coach Knute Rockne (8th season)
Offensive scheme Notre Dame Box
Base defense 7–2–2
Captain Clem Crowe
Home stadium Cartier Field
Seasons
← 1924
1926 →
1925 Midwestern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dayton         7 2 0
Marquette         7 2 0
Notre Dame         7 2 1
Haskell         9 3 1
Western State (MI)         6 2 1
Loyola (IL)         6 2 0
Central Michigan         4 1 3
Butler         5 2 2
Fairmount         3 1 4
Wabash         5 3 1
Detroit City College         4 3 1
Detroit         5 4 0
Michigan State         3 5 0
Saint Louis         2 6 1

The 1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team was an American football team that represented the University of Notre Dame as an independent during the 1925 college football season. In its eighth season under head coach Knute Rockne, the team compiled a 7–2–1 record and outscored opponents by a total of 200 to 64.[1]

Three Notre Dame players were recognized on Billy Evans' "National Honor Roll": tackle Stonewall McMannon; guard John "Clipper" Smith; and halfback Christie Flanagan.[2] In addition, fullback Rex Enright received third-team honors on Walter Eckersall's 1925 All-America team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 26 Baylor W 41–0 13,000 [4]
October 3 Lombard
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 69–0 10,000 [5]
October 10 Beloit
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 19–3 > 6,000 [6]
October 17 vs. Army L 0–27 70,000 [7]
October 24 at Minnesota W 19–7 52,000 [8]
October 31 at Georgia Tech W 13–0 12,000 [9]
November 7 at Penn State T 0–0 20,000 [10]
November 14 Carnegie Tech
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN
W 26–0 26,000 [11]
November 21 Northwestern
  • Cartier Field
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 13–10 32,000 [12]
November 26 at Nebraska L 0–17 41,000 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1925 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "Billy Evans' Honor Roll". The Anniston Star. December 15, 1925. p. 10. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "Westerners Lead On All-American: Chicago Critic Picks Team With Strong Aerial Attack". The Galveston Daily News. December 20, 1925.
  4. ^ "Rox Thrash Bears, Score 41 to 0: Notre Dame Is Headed Toward Another Crown". The South Bend Tribune. September 27, 1925. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Track Meet at Cartier Field Ends With Rox Victory". The South Bend Tribune. October 4, 1925. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Beloit Is Notre Dame's Third Straight Grid Victim". The South Bend Tribune. October 11, 1925. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Soldiers Triumph Over Notre Dame". New York Daily News. October 18, 1925. p. 52 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ James Crusinberry (October 25, 1925). "Notre Dame Rally in Final Period Beats Gophers, 19-7". Chicago Tribune. p. II-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Notre Dame Defeats Yellow Jackets, 13 to 0". The Atlanta Constitution. November 1, 1925. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Knute Rockne (November 8, 1925). "Penn State Holds Irish Scoreless". The Pittsburgh Press. p. 18 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Kenneth S. Conn (November 15, 1925). "Carnegie Tech Sadly Humbled By Notre Dame". The South Bend Tribune. p. 13 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Rox Have Close Victory: Purple Team Throws Scare Into Rockmen". The South Bend Tribune. November 22, 1925. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Huskers 17, Notre Dame 0: Nebraska Humbles Notre Dame Team". The Lincoln State Journal. November 27, 1925. p. 11 – via Newspapers.com.