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1978 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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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

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 12.2 22.6 53.9 171.3 0.8 46.8 191.6 4.1 1.7
Defense 12 14.1 26.4 53.3 169.6 1.1 40.8 128.1 3.1 0.6
Difference -1.9 -3.8 +0.6 +1.7 -0.3 +6.0 +63.5 +1.0 +1.1

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Joe Montana 141 260 54.2 2010 7.7 6.9 10 9 124.9
2 Tim Koegel 4 8 50.0 50 6.3 6.3 0 0 102.5
3 Greg Knafelc 1 2 50.0 -4 -2.0 -2.0 0 0 33.2
4 Joe Restic 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 Vagas Ferguson 211 1192 5.6 7 20 171 8.6 1 231 1363 5.9 8
2 Jerome Heavens 178 728 4.1 4 13 113 8.7 0 191 841 4.4 4
3 Joe Montana 72 104 1.4 6 72 104 1.4 6
4 Jim Stone 28 109 3.9 1 8 69 8.6 0 36 178 4.9 1
5 Pete Buchanan 22 67 3.0 2 3 18 6.0 0 25 85 3.4 2
6 Pete Pallas 16 82 5.1 0 4 64 16.0 1 20 146 7.3 1
7 Dave Mitchell 12 38 3.2 0 1 11 11.0 0 13 49 3.8 0
8 Mike Courey 4 -10 -2.5 0 4 -10 -2.5 0
9 Tim Koegel 4 -19 -4.8 0 4 -19 -4.8 0
10 Ty Barber 3 6 2.0 0 1 -4 -4.0 0 4 2 0.5 0
11 Tony Belden 3 5 1.7 0 3 5 1.7 0
12 Greg Knafelc 3 2 0.7 0 3 2 0.7 0
13 Dean Masztak 2 3 1.5 0 13 236 18.2 0 15 239 15.9 0
14 Pete Holohan 2 -12 -6.0 0 20 301 15.1 1 22 289 13.1 1
15 Mike Boushka 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
16 Kris Haines 32 699 21.8 5 32 699 21.8 5
17 Dennis Grindinger 16 177 11.1 2 16 177 11.1 2
18 Dave Condeni 7 87 12.4 0 7 87 12.4 0
19 Kevin Hart 5 60 12.0 0 5 60 12.0 0
20 Nick Vehr 2 38 19.0 0 2 38 19.0 0
21 Lou Pagley 1 16 16.0 0 1 16 16.0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 Tom Gibbons 3 48 16.0 0
2 Dave Waymer 3 10 3.3 0
3 Jim Browner 2 64 32.0 1
4 Randy Harrison 1 34 34.0 0
5 Steve Heimkreiter 1 -2 -2.0 0
6 Pete Johnson 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Stone 13 242 18.6 0
2 Randy Harrison 5 79 15.8 0 7 4 0.6 0
3 Tony Belden 3 37 12.3 0
4 Dave Mitchell 2 42 21.0 0
5 Dave Waymer 2 25 12.5 0 25 175 7.0 0
6 Pete Pallas 2 23 11.5 0
7 Ty Barber 1 23 23.0 0
8 Dean Masztak 1 0 0.0 0
9 Tom Gibbons 3 18 6.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Chuck Male 14 14 100.0 9 12 75.0 41
2 Joe Unis 12 12 100.0 3 8 37.5 21
3 Joe Restic 61 2330 38.2