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1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (15th of 138) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dan Devine (9-3)

PS/G: 24.4 (35th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 16.4 (32nd of 138)
SRS: 19.72 (8th of 138) ▪ SOS: 11.47 (8th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 35-34 versus Houston

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
5 15 14       20 19 15 14 10 8 10 10 7

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 9, 1978 Sat (5) Notre Dame Missouri Big 8 L 0 3 0 1 0 L 1
2 Sep 23, 1978 Sat (14) Notre Dame (5) Michigan Big Ten L 14 28 0 2 0 L 2
3 Sep 30, 1978 Sat Notre Dame Purdue Big Ten W 10 6 1 2 0 W 1
4 Oct 7, 1978 Sat Notre Dame @ Michigan State Big Ten W 29 25 2 2 0 W 2
5 Oct 14, 1978 Sat Notre Dame (9) Pittsburgh Ind W 26 17 3 2 0 W 3
6 Oct 21, 1978 Sat (20) Notre Dame @ Air Force Ind W 38 15 4 2 0 W 4
7 Oct 28, 1978 Sat (19) Notre Dame Miami (FL) Ind W 20 0 5 2 0 W 5
8 Nov 4, 1978 Sat (15) Notre Dame N (11) Navy Ind W 27 7 6 2 0 W 6 Cleveland, OH
9 Nov 11, 1978 Sat (14) Notre Dame Tennessee SEC W 31 14 7 2 0 W 7
10 Nov 18, 1978 Sat (10) Notre Dame @ (20) Georgia Tech Ind W 38 21 8 2 0 W 8
11 Nov 25, 1978 Sat (8) Notre Dame @ (3) Southern California Pac-10 L 25 27 8 3 0 L 1
12 Jan 1, 1979 Mon (10) Notre Dame N (9) Houston SWC W 35 34 9 3 0 W 1 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)