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1976 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (21st of 137) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dan Devine (9-3)

PS/G: 24.5 (31st of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.2 (22nd of 137)
SRS: 16.61 (16th of 137) ▪ SOS: 8.53 (16th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 20-9 versus Penn State

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 9.3 19.8 46.6 143.4 1.3 50.8 190.0 3.7 1.7
Defense 12 10.2 24.3 41.9 140.6 0.6 40.3 110.3 2.7 0.8
Difference -0.9 -4.5 +4.7 +2.8 +0.7 +10.5 +79.7 +1.0 +0.9

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Rick Slager 86 172 50.0 1281 7.4 5.6 11 12 119.7
2 Rusty Lisch 16 41 39.0 267 6.5 5.3 2 2 100.1
3 Gary Forystek 5 17 29.4 99 5.8 0.5 0 2 54.8
4 Willard Browner 1 4 25.0 4 1.0 -5.3 1 1 65.9
5 Joe Restic 1 2 50.0 4 2.0 2.0 0 0 66.8
6 Dave Waymer 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 33.0 0 0 377.2
7 Al Hunter 1 1 100.0 33 33.0 53.0 1 0 707.2

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Al Hunter 233 1058 4.5 12 15 189 12.6 1 248 1247 5.0 13
2 Vagas Ferguson 81 350 4.3 2 3 27 9.0 1 84 377 4.5 3
3 Jerome Heavens 54 204 3.8 0 2 22 11.0 0 56 226 4.0 0
4 Rick Slager 49 -78 -1.6 2 49 -78 -1.6 2
5 Terry Eurick 46 230 5.0 0 5 65 13.0 1 51 295 5.8 1
6 Willard Browner 41 170 4.1 0 5 53 10.6 2 46 223 4.8 2
7 Rusty Lisch 37 77 2.1 4 37 77 2.1 4
8 Steve Orsini 33 159 4.8 0 4 47 11.8 0 37 206 5.6 0
9 Mark McLane 18 56 3.1 0 9 110 12.2 2 27 166 6.1 2
10 Dan Knott 5 25 5.0 0 5 25 5.0 0
11 Tom Domin 5 18 3.6 0 5 124 24.8 1 10 142 14.2 1
12 Gary Forystek 5 -6 -1.2 0 5 -6 -1.2 0
13 Dave Waymer 2 17 8.5 0 2 17 8.5 0
14 Ken MacAfee 34 483 14.2 3 34 483 14.2 3
15 Dan Kelleher 24 522 21.8 4 24 522 21.8 4
16 Kris Haines 3 64 21.3 0 3 64 21.3 0
17 Speedy Hart 1 9 9.0 0 1 9 9.0 0
18 Steve Schmitz 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Luther Bradley 2 0 0.0 0
2 Jim Browner 2 0 0.0 0
3 Ted Burgmeier 2 42 21.0 0
4 Mike Banks 1 0 0.0 0
5 Doug Becker 1 0 0.0 0
6 Ross Christensen 1 16 16.0 0
7 Bob Golic 1 2 2.0 0
8 Leroy Leopold 1 57 57.0 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Al Hunter 12 241 20.1 0 4 1 0.3 0
2 Terry Eurick 10 181 18.1 0
3 Ken MacAfee 3 34 11.3 0
4 Steve Orsini 3 30 10.0 0
5 Jim Weiler 3 27 9.0 0
6 Steve Schmitz 1 28 28.0 0 18 168 9.3 0
7 Ted Burgmeier 20 138 6.9 0
8 Randy Harrison 2 17 8.5 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dave Reeve 29 33 87.9 9 18 50.0 56
2 Joe Restic 63 2627 41.7