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1989 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Stats

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Record: 12-1, .923 W-L% (1st of 106) ▪ Rank: 2nd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lou Holtz (12-1)

PS/G: 32.8 (11th of 106) ▪ PA/G: 14.5 (9th of 106)
SRS: 21.34 (3rd of 106) ▪ SOS: 7.96 (2nd of 106)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 21-6 versus Colorado

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 13 6.7 13.2 50.6 105.1 0.2 51.8 265.5 5.1 3.2
Defense 13 17.8 31.7 56.3 175.6 1.4 32.0 97.5 3.0 0.4
Difference -11.1 -18.5 -5.7 -70.5 -1.2 +19.8 +168.0 +2.1 +2.8

Passing

Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Tony Rice 68 137 49.6 1122 8.2 5.5 2 9 110.1
2 Rick Mirer 15 30 50.0 180 6.0 4.5 0 1 93.7
3 Pete Graham 4 5 80.0 64 12.8 12.8 0 0 187.5

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Tony Rice 174 884 5.1 7 174 884 5.1 7
2 Anthony Johnson 131 515 3.9 11 8 85 10.6 2 139 600 4.3 13
3 Ricky Watters 118 791 6.7 10 13 196 15.1 0 131 987 7.5 10
4 Raghib Ismail 64 478 7.5 2 27 535 19.8 0 91 1013 11.1 2
5 Rodney Culver 59 242 4.1 5 59 242 4.1 5
6 Dorsey Levens 25 132 5.3 1 3 27 9.0 0 28 159 5.7 1
7 Rusty Setzer 17 59 3.5 1 17 59 3.5 1
8 Steve Belles 15 83 5.5 1 3 29 9.7 0 18 112 6.2 1
9 Reggie Brooks 13 43 3.3 0 13 43 3.3 0
10 Ryan Mihalko 12 44 3.7 0 3 44 14.7 0 15 88 5.9 0
11 Rick Mirer 12 32 2.7 0 12 32 2.7 0
12 Walter Boyd 9 64 7.1 1 9 64 7.1 1
13 Pete Graham 7 15 2.1 1 7 15 2.1 1
14 Pat Eilers 5 18 3.6 0 5 53 10.6 0 10 71 7.1 0
15 Ted McNamara 4 14 3.5 1 4 14 3.5 1
16 Adrian Jarrell 2 24 12.0 0 4 37 9.3 0 6 61 10.2 0
17 Craig Lanigan 2 9 4.5 0 2 9 4.5 0
18 Rod West 2 5 2.5 1 2 5 2.5 1
19 Ray Griggs 2 0 0.0 0 1 7 7.0 0 3 7 2.3 0
20 Derek Brown 13 204 15.7 0 13 204 15.7 0
21 William Pollard 4 117 29.3 0 4 117 29.3 0
22 Tony Smith 2 26 13.0 0 2 26 13.0 0
23 Irv Smith 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 Pat Terrell 5 96 19.2 1
2 D'Juan Francisco 4 107 26.8 0
3 Donn Grimm 2 9 4.5 0
4 Jeff Alm 1 16 16.0 1
5 Ned Bolcar 1 49 49.0 1
6 Shawn Davis 1 0 0.0 0
7 Doug DiOrio 1 2 2.0 0
8 Bryan Flannery 1 3 3.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Raghib Ismail 20 502 25.1 2 7 113 16.1 1
2 Anthony Johnson 3 42 14.0 0
3 Rodney Culver 3 28 9.3 0
4 D'Juan Francisco 2 57 28.5 0
5 Ryan Mihalko 1 3 3.0 0 1 0 0.0 0
6 Steve Belles 1 2 2.0 0 1 0 0.0 0
7 Ricky Watters 15 201 13.4 1
8 Pat Eilers 1 3 3.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Craig Hentrich 44 45 97.8 8 15 53.3 68 26 1159 44.6
2 Billy Hackett 3 4 75.0 7 8 87.5 24
3 Jim Sexton 12 389 32.4