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1972 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 11 7.7 15.6 49.4 108.6 0.7 54.0 276.6 5.1 2.5
Defense 11 7.8 18.3 42.8 104.0 0.4 43.7 129.7 3.0 1.3
Difference -0.1 -2.7 +6.6 +4.6 +0.3 +10.3 +146.9 +2.1 +1.2

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Tom Clements 83 162 51.2 1163 7.2 4.8 8 12 113.0
2 Cliff Brown 2 7 28.6 32 4.6 4.6 0 0 67.0
3 Al Samuel 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0
4 Bill Etter 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
5 Darryll Dewan 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Eric Penick 124 727 5.9 5 2 9 4.5 0 126 736 5.8 5
2 Andy Huff 115 567 4.9 10 9 102 11.3 0 124 669 5.4 10
3 Tom Clements 86 341 4.0 4 86 341 4.0 4
4 Gary Diminick 71 377 5.3 2 14 143 10.2 1 85 520 6.1 3
5 Darryll Dewan 62 319 5.1 1 4 53 13.3 0 66 372 5.6 1
6 John Cieszkowski 54 212 3.9 3 4 40 10.0 0 58 252 4.3 3
7 Wayne Bullock 27 123 4.6 0 2 32 16.0 0 29 155 5.3 0
8 Art Best 17 158 9.3 2 17 158 9.3 2
9 Al Samuel 14 41 2.9 1 14 41 2.9 1
10 Russ Kornman 10 79 7.9 0 10 79 7.9 0
11 Ron Goodman 4 -3 -0.8 0 4 -3 -0.8 0
12 Cliff Brown 3 -12 -4.0 0 3 -12 -4.0 0
13 Jim Roolf 2 49 24.5 0 6 108 18.0 1 8 157 19.6 1
14 Willie Townsend 2 43 21.5 0 25 369 14.8 4 27 412 15.3 4
15 Pete Demmerle 1 23 23.0 0 1 23 23.0 0
16 Bob Washington 1 8 8.0 0 1 12 12.0 0 2 20 10.0 0
17 Bill Etter 1 -9 -9.0 0 1 -9 -9.0 0
18 Mike Creaney 17 321 18.9 2 17 321 18.9 2
19 Dave Casper 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0