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1977 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (1st of 145) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dan Devine (11-1)

PS/G: 35.0 (5th of 145) ▪ PA/G: 11.6 (11th of 145)
SRS: 26.18 (1st of 145) ▪ SOS: 9.93 (4th of 145)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 38-10 versus Texas

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 13.3 24.8 53.5 190.8 1.5 51.8 212.6 4.1 2.4
Defense 12 11.0 24.1 45.7 135.5 0.8 37.3 81.8 2.2 0.3
Difference +2.3 +0.7 +7.8 +55.3 +0.7 +14.5 +130.8 +1.9 +2.1

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Joe Montana 99 189 52.4 1604 8.5 7.7 11 8 134.4
2 Rusty Lisch 51 94 54.3 568 6.0 4.4 6 6 113.3
3 Tim Koegel 5 8 62.5 68 8.5 11.0 1 0 175.2
4 Gary Forystek 2 3 66.7 12 4.0 4.0 0 0 100.3
5 Mike Courey 2 2 100.0 37 18.5 18.5 0 0 255.4
6 Jim Stone 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 Jerome Heavens 229 994 4.3 6 12 133 11.1 0 241 1127 4.7 6
2 Dave Mitchell 82 303 3.7 4 10 106 10.6 1 92 409 4.4 5
3 Vagas Ferguson 80 493 6.2 6 6 96 16.0 1 86 589 6.8 7
4 Terry Eurick 68 291 4.3 4 12 79 6.6 3 80 370 4.6 7
5 Rusty Lisch 32 17 0.5 1 32 17 0.5 1
6 Joe Montana 32 5 0.2 6 32 5 0.2 6
7 Jim Stone 29 193 6.7 2 3 30 10.0 1 32 223 7.0 3
8 Steve Orsini 20 85 4.3 0 7 69 9.9 0 27 154 5.7 0
9 Pete Pallas 17 85 5.0 0 17 85 5.0 0
10 Dave Waymer 8 30 3.8 0 10 164 16.4 1 18 194 10.8 1
11 Dan Knott 8 19 2.4 0 8 19 2.4 0
12 Steve Dover 3 8 2.7 0 3 8 2.7 0
13 Tom Domin 3 2 0.7 0 4 51 12.8 0 7 53 7.6 0
14 Mike Courey 2 10 5.0 0 2 10 5.0 0
15 Greg Knafelc 2 2 1.0 0 2 2 1.0 0
16 Tim Koegel 2 -3 -1.5 0 2 -3 -1.5 0
17 Ted Burgmeier 1 21 21.0 0 1 21 21.0 0
18 Gary Forystek 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
19 Steve Schmitz 1 2 2.0 0 3 33 11.0 1 4 35 8.8 1
20 Joe Restic 1 -10 -10.0 0 1 -10 -10.0 0
21 Ken MacAfee 54 797 14.8 6 54 797 14.8 6
22 Kris Haines 28 587 21.0 2 28 587 21.0 2
23 Ty Dickerson 6 98 16.3 0 6 98 16.3 0
24 Speedy Hart 1 31 31.0 1 1 31 31.0 1
25 Leo Driscoll 1 6 6.0 0 1 6 6.0 0
26 Kevin Hart 1 4 4.0 1 1 4 4.0 1
27 Mark Czaja 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Leroy Leopold 4 104 26.0 2
2 Bob Golic 3 19 6.3 0
3 Doug Becker 1 29 29.0 0
4 Dick Boushka 1 0 0.0 0
5 Jim Browner 1 0 0.0 0
6 Tom Flynn 1 0 0.0 0
7 Tom Gibbons 1 38 38.0 0
8 Randy Harrison 1 13 13.0 0
9 Mike Whittington 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Terry Eurick 9 211 23.4 0
2 Jim Browner 8 133 16.6 0
3 Randy Harrison 3 46 15.3 0 6 36 6.0 0
4 Steve Schmitz 3 36 12.0 0 14 127 9.1 0
5 Mark Czaja 1 9 9.0 0
6 Kevin Hart 1 7 7.0 0
7 Ernie Hughes 1 1 1.0 0
8 Ted Burgmeier 18 82 4.6 0
9 Bob Golic 1 16 16.0 0
10 Rick Buehner 1 7 7.0 0
11 Dave Waymer 1 4 4.0 0
12 Tom Gibbons 1 1 1.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Dave Reeve 39 44 88.6 12 20 60.0 75
2 Joe Unis 3 4 75.0
3 Joe Restic 45 1713 38.1
4 Kevin Muno 6 214 35.7