1955 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1955 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1955 college football season.

1955 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
1955 record8–2
Head coachTerry Brennan (2nd season)
CaptainRay Lemek
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
1955 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Drexel         8 0 0
Southern Miss         9 1 0
No. 9 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Syracuse         5 3 0
Penn State         5 4 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 24SMUNo. 11W 17–056,454
October 1IndianaNo. 4
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 19–056,494
October 7at No. 15 Miami (FL)No. 5W 14–075,685
October 15at No. 13 Michigan StateNo. 4L 7–2152,007
October 22at PurdueNo. 11W 22–755,000
October 29No. 4 NavyNo. 9
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 21–759,475
November 5at PennNo. 6W 46–1445,226
November 12at North CarolinaNo. 5W 27–738,000
November 19IowaNo. 4
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 17–1459,955
November 26at Southern CaliforniaNo. 5L 20–4294,892
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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