1945 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1945 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1945 college football season.

1945 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 9
1945 record7–2–1
Head coachHugh Devore (1st season)
CaptainFrank Dancewicz
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
1945 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Notre Dame         7 2 1
Penn State         5 3 0
Drexel         2 5 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 29IllinoisW 7–041,569
October 6at Georgia TechW 40–730,157
October 13DartmouthNo. 3
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 34–034,645
October 20at PittsburghNo. 3W 39–957,542
October 27IowaNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 56–042,841
November 3vs. No. 3 NavyNo. 2T 6–682,020
November 10vs. No. 1 ArmyNo. 2L 0–4874,621
November 17at NorthwesternNo. 7W 12–746,294
November 24at TulaneNo. 5W 32–651,368
December 1at Great Lakes NavyNo. 5North Chicago, ILL 7–3923,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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