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1983 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (46th of 112)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gerry Faust (7-5)

PS/G: 26.3 (25th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 14.8 (15th of 112)
SRS: 11.53 (19th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.87 (36th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 19-18 versus Boston College

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 11.9 22.3 53.6 173.8 1.0 44.3 218.9 4.9 2.1
Defense 12 12.4 23.5 52.8 140.1 0.8 37.8 122.8 3.2 0.8
Difference -0.5 -1.2 +0.8 +33.7 +0.2 +6.5 +96.1 +1.7 +1.3

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Steve Beuerlein 75 145 51.7 1061 7.3 6.0 4 6 114.0
2 Blair Kiel 64 115 55.7 910 7.9 6.4 7 7 130.0
3 Kevin Smith 1 2 50.0 15 7.5 7.5 0 0 113.0
4 Scott Grooms 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0
5 Allen Pinkett 1 1 100.0 59 59.0 59.0 0 0 595.6
6 Joe Howard 1 1 100.0 29 29.0 49.0 1 0 673.6
7 Tom Cushing 1 1 100.0 12 12.0 12.0 0 0 200.8

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Allen Pinkett 252 1394 5.5 16 28 288 10.3 2 280 1682 6.0 18
2 Chris Smith 77 421 5.5 1 13 142 10.9 1 90 563 6.3 2
3 Hiawatha Francisco 38 194 5.1 0 5 51 10.2 0 43 245 5.7 0
4 Greg Bell 37 169 4.6 4 6 65 10.8 1 43 234 5.4 5
5 Mark Brooks 35 180 5.1 2 2 14 7.0 0 37 194 5.2 2
6 Steve Beuerlein 23 -9 -0.4 0 23 -9 -0.4 0
7 Blair Kiel 19 -8 -0.4 1 19 -8 -0.4 1
8 Dave Machtolf 14 78 5.6 0 1 12 12.0 0 15 90 6.0 0
9 Lester Flemons 13 52 4.0 0 13 52 4.0 0
10 Byron Abraham 13 32 2.5 1 1 17 17.0 0 14 49 3.5 1
11 Joe Howard 4 61 15.3 0 27 464 17.2 2 31 525 16.9 2
12 Scott Grooms 2 33 16.5 0 2 33 16.5 0
13 Ray Carter 2 9 4.5 0 2 9 4.5 0
14 Alvin Miller 1 19 19.0 0 2 43 21.5 0 3 62 20.7 0
15 Milt Jackson 1 1 1.0 0 23 438 19.0 3 24 439 18.3 3
16 Mark Bavaro 23 376 16.3 3 23 376 16.3 3
17 Mike Favorite 8 123 15.4 0 8 123 15.4 0
18 Alonzo Jefferson 3 47 15.7 0 3 47 15.7 0
19 Joel Williams 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 Rick Naylor 3 24 8.0 0
2 Chris Brown 2 24 12.0 0
3 Tony Furjanic 2 7 3.5 0
4 Troy Wilson 2 43 21.5 0
5 Pat Ballage 1 0 0.0 0
6 Greg Dingens 1 0 0.0 0
7 Joe Johnson 1 6 6.0 0
8 Mike Kovaleski 1 5 5.0 0
9 Steve Lawrence 1 43 43.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Alonzo Jefferson 10 174 17.4 0 1 -2 -2.0 0
2 Alvin Miller 7 138 19.7 0
3 Greg Bell 5 108 21.6 0 10 55 5.5 0
4 Milt Jackson 2 30 15.0 0
5 Joe Howard 1 7 7.0 0 28 202 7.2 0
6 John Mosley 1 -3 -3.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Mike Johnston 33 34 97.1 12 21 57.1 69
2 Blair Kiel 43 1704 39.6
3 Mike Viracola 4 136 34.0
4 Dave Meadows 3 125 41.7