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1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (20th of 127) ▪ Rank: 14th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ara Parseghian (8-3)

PS/G: 26.3 (22nd of 127) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (44th of 127)
SRS: 16.88 (10th of 127) ▪ SOS: 8.42 (26th of 127)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 40-6 versus Nebraska

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
13 14 13 10 7 7 8 13 12 12 10 11 10 12 14

11 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 23, 1972 Sat (13) Notre Dame @ Northwestern Big Ten W 37 0 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 30, 1972 Sat (10) Notre Dame Purdue Big Ten W 35 14 2 0 0 W 2
3 Oct 7, 1972 Sat (7) Notre Dame @ Michigan State Big Ten W 16 0 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 14, 1972 Sat (7) Notre Dame Pittsburgh Ind W 42 16 4 0 0 W 4
5 Oct 21, 1972 Sat (8) Notre Dame Missouri Big 8 L 26 30 4 1 0 L 1
6 Oct 28, 1972 Sat (13) Notre Dame Texas Christian SWC W 21 0 5 1 0 W 1
7 Nov 4, 1972 Sat (12) Notre Dame N Navy Ind W 42 23 6 1 0 W 2 Philadelphia, PA
8 Nov 11, 1972 Sat (12) Notre Dame @ Air Force Ind W 21 7 7 1 0 W 3
9 Nov 18, 1972 Sat (10) Notre Dame Miami (FL) Ind W 20 17 8 1 0 W 4
10 Dec 2, 1972 Sat (10) Notre Dame @ (1) Southern California Pac-8 L 23 45 8 2 0 L 1
11 Jan 1, 1973 Mon (12) Notre Dame N (9) Nebraska Big 8 L 6 40 8 3 0 L 2 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)