1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1970 NCAA University Division football season.

1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Cotton Bowl champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 24–11 vs. Texas
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 2
1970 record10–1
Head coachAra Parseghian (7th season)
CaptainLarry DiNardo
CaptainTim Kelly
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
1970 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Notre Dame         10 1 0
Villanova         9 2 0
No. 16 Air Force         9 3 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech         9 3 0
Boston College         8 2 0
No. 19 Houston         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 3 0
No. 17 Tulane         8 4 0
No. 18 Penn State         7 3 0
Temple         7 3 0
West Texas State         7 3 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
Florida State         7 4 1
Virginia Tech         5 6 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Dayton         5 4 1
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Utah State         5 5 0
Colgate         5 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Northern Illinois         3 7 0
Marshall         3 6 0
Buffalo         2 9 0
Navy         2 9 0
Army         1 9 1
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 192:30 p.m.at NorthwesternNo. 6W 35–1450,049
September 261:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 6W 48–059,075
October 32:30 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 4W 29–076,103
October 101:30 p.m.ArmyNo. 3
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 51–1059,075
October 173:50 p.m.at No. 18 MissouriNo. 3ABCW 24–764,200
October 311:30 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 3W 56–745,226
November 71:30 p.m.PittsburghNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 46–1459,075
November 141:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 10–759,075
November 211:30 p.m.No. 7 LSUNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 3–059,075
November 284:15 p.m.at USCNo. 4ABCL 28–3864,694
January 1, 19712:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 TexasNo. 6CBSW 24–1173,000

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Roster

1970 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 22 Denny Allan
FB 33 Bill Barz Jr
TE Mike Creaney
G 67 John Dampeer
G 56 Larry DiNardo
T 70 Tom Gasseling
WR 44 Tom Gatewood Jr
RB 12 Ed Gulyas
T 73 Mike Martin
  Bob Minnix
C 50 Dan Novakow
QB 7 Joe Theismann Sr
WR 80 Willie Townsend
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 17 Mike Crotty Jr
DB 23 Clarence Ellis Jr
DB 5 Terry Garner So
DT 72 Mike Kadish Sr
LB 42 Tim Kelly
DT 75 Greg Marx
LB 43 Tom McHale
DB 1 Tom Menie
LB 81 Jim O'Malley
DE 85 Walt Patulski Jr
LB 61 Mike Webb
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Scott Hempel
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries

Northwestern

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 14 14 7 0 35
Northwestern 0 14 0 0 14

Michigan State

1 234Total
• Notre Dame 7 1507 29
Michigan St 0 000 0
  • Joe Theismann 12/17, 147 Yds, 13 Rush, 107 Yds
  • First Notre Dame game on artificial turf
  • First Notre Dame win in East Lansing since 1949

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Army

1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 3 7 0 10
Notre Dame 21 9 14 7 51

Missouri

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 0 14 7 24
Missouri 0 0 7 0 7

Navy

1 234Total
• Notre Dame 7 28714 56
Navy 7 000 7

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Pittsburgh

1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 14 0 0 14
Notre Dame 7 18 6 15 46

Georgia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 0 0 7 0 7
Notre Dame 0 0 3 7 10

LSU

1 234Total
LSU 0 000 0
• Notre Dame 0 003 3

USC

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 7 3 7 7 24
USC 21 3 14 0 38

Cotton Bowl

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Irish Rout Michigan State." Palm Beach Post. 1970 Oct 4. Retrieved 2014-Dec-01.
  3. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1970 November 1.
Game information
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP PUR ND
1 Notre Dame 19-yard field goal by Hempel 0 3
1 80 Notre Dame Allan 4-yard touchdown run, Hempel kick good 0 10
2 Notre Dame Gatewood 17-yard touchdown reception from Theismann, Hempel kick good 0 17
2 6:09 Notre Dame Gatewood 7-yard touchdown reception from Theismann, Hempel kick good 0 24
3 Notre Dame Gatewood 20-yard touchdown reception from Theismann, Hempel kick good 0 31
4 Notre Dame 37-yard field goal by Hempel 0 34
4 Notre Dame Dewan 4-yard touchdown run, Hempel kick good 0 41
4 Notre Dame Parker 63-yard touchdown run, Hempel kick good 0 48
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 0 48
Scoring summary
Q1NDBarz 1 yard run (Hempel kick)ND 7–0
Q2NDMinnix 1 yard run (Hempel kick)ND 14–0
Q2NDGulyas 2 yard run (Theismann run)ND 22–0
Q4NDParker 4 yard run (Hempel kick)ND 29–0
Scoring summary
1Notre DameDewan 3-yard run (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 7-0
1NavyDillon 5-yard run (Lanning kick)Tie 7-7
2Notre DameBarz 2-yard run (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 14-7
2Notre DameBarz 1-yard run (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 21-7
2Notre DameGatewood 6-yard pass from Theismann (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 28-7
2Notre DameGatewood 29-yard pass from Theismann (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 35-7
3Notre DameAllan 3-yard run (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 42-7
4Notre DameDiestowski 30-yard run (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 49-7
4Notre DameMinnix 5-yard run (Hempel kick)Notre Dame 56-7
Scoring summary
402:54Notre DameHempel 24-yard field goalNotre Dame 3-0
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