1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1954 college football season.

1954 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1954 record9–1
Head coachTerry Brennan (1st season)
CaptainPaul Matz
CaptainDan Shannon
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
1954 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Notre Dame         9 1 0
No. 20 Penn State         7 2 0
Drexel         5 2 0
Southern Miss         6 4 0
Syracuse         4 4 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Rivalries

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 25No. 4 TexasNo. 2W 21–057,594
October 2No. 19 PurdueNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 14–2758,250
October 9at PittsburghNo. 8W 33–060,114
October 16Michigan StateNo. 8
W 20–1957,238
October 30vs. No. 15 NavyNo. 6W 6–060,000
November 6at PennNo. 5W 42–761,189
November 13North CarolinaNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 42–1355,410
November 20at No. 19 IowaNo. 4W 34–1856,576
November 27No. 17 USCNo. 4
W 23–1756,438
December 4at SMUNo. 4W 26–1475,501
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise

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References

  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1954.htm
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