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1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 105) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Holtz (12-0)

PS/G: 32.8 (14th of 105) ▪ PA/G: 13.0 (3rd of 105)
SRS: 24.35 (1st of 105) ▪ SOS: 7.68 (2nd of 105)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 34-21 versus West Virginia

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 12 7.5 14.2 52.9 119.2 0.8 49.4 236.5 4.8 2.5
Defense 12 13.8 26.7 51.9 153.9 0.7 33.6 103.0 3.1 0.5
Difference -6.3 -12.5 +1.0 -34.7 +0.1 +15.8 +133.5 +1.7 +2.0

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Tony Rice 70 138 50.7 1176 8.5 7.4 8 7 131.3
2 Kent Graham 16 25 64.0 144 5.8 2.2 0 2 96.4
3 Steve Belles 2 4 50.0 84 21.0 31.0 2 0 391.4
4 Pete Graham 2 3 66.7 26 8.7 8.7 0 0 139.5

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Mark Green 135 646 4.8 7 14 155 11.1 0 149 801 5.4 7
2 Tony Rice 121 700 5.8 9 121 700 5.8 9
3 Tony Brooks 117 667 5.7 2 7 121 17.3 2 124 788 6.4 4
4 Anthony Johnson 69 282 4.1 5 7 128 18.3 0 76 410 5.4 5
5 Braxston Banks 31 129 4.2 1 5 56 11.2 1 36 185 5.1 2
6 Rodney Culver 30 195 6.5 3 1 10 10.0 0 31 205 6.6 3
7 Ricky Watters 30 71 2.4 0 15 286 19.1 2 45 357 7.9 2
8 Steve Belles 17 70 4.1 0 17 70 4.1 0
9 Rusty Setzer 11 24 2.2 0 11 24 2.2 0
10 Kent Graham 8 18 2.3 0 1 2 2.0 0 9 20 2.2 0
11 Pat Eilers 5 20 4.0 1 6 66 11.0 0 11 86 7.8 1
12 Ryan Mihalko 5 12 2.4 1 2 8 4.0 0 7 20 2.9 1
13 Pete Graham 5 9 1.8 0 5 9 1.8 0
14 Joe Jarosz 3 4 1.3 1 1 10 10.0 0 4 14 3.5 1
15 Aaron Robb 2 9 4.5 0 1 15 15.0 0 3 24 8.0 0
16 Mike Gatti 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
17 Corny Southall 1 3 3.0 0 1 3 3.0 0
18 Rick Ebert 1 -4 -4.0 0 1 -4 -4.0 0
19 Raghib Ismail 12 331 27.6 2 12 331 27.6 2
20 Derek Brown 12 150 12.5 3 12 150 12.5 3
21 Steve Alaniz 4 74 18.5 0 4 74 18.5 0
22 Frank Jacobs 1 14 14.0 0 1 14 14.0 0
23 Rod Smith 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 Jeff Alm 3 8 2.7 0
2 George Streeter 3 39 13.0 0
3 D'Juan Francisco 2 17 8.5 0
4 Pat Terrell 2 84 42.0 1
5 Arnold Ale 1 17 17.0 0
6 Ned Bolcar 1 6 6.0 0
7 Greg Davis 1 31 31.0 0
8 Flash Gordon 1 7 7.0 0
9 Steve Roddy 1 0 0.0 0
10 Stan Smagala 1 64 64.0 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Raghib Ismail 12 433 36.1 2 5 72 14.4 0
2 Braxston Banks 4 65 16.3 0
3 D'Juan Francisco 3 58 19.3 0
4 Donn Grimm 3 34 11.3 0
5 Ricky Watters 2 42 21.0 0 19 253 13.3 2
6 Anthony Johnson 2 27 13.5 0
7 Mark Green 1 25 25.0 0
8 Rod Smith 1 14 14.0 0
9 Steve Belles 1 4 4.0 0
10 Pat Eilers 3 20 6.7 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Reggie Ho 32 36 88.9 9 12 75.0 59
2 Billy Hackett 5 7 71.4 3 4 75.0 14
3 Jim Sexton 34 1322 38.9
4 Pete Hartweger 4 159 39.8
5 Sean Connor 2 63 31.5