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The 1979 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the
                                                                                                1979 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
University of Notre Dame during the 1979 college football season. The Irish
                                                                                               Conference               Independent
finished unranked in both major polls for the first time since 1963.
                                                                                               1979 record              7–4

      Contents                                                                                 Head coach               Dan Devine (5th year)

 1 Schedule                                                                                    Captain                  Vagas Ferguson

 2 Game notes                                                                                  Captain                  Tim Foley
     2.1 Michigan                                                                              Captain                  Dave Waymer
 3 References                                                                                  Home stadium             Notre Dame Stadium
                                                                                                                        Seasons
                                                                                                               « 1978                 1980 »
Schedule
      Date          Opponent#        Rank #                                 Site                                          Result      Attendance

September 15 at #6 Michigan            #9     Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry) W 12–10                    105,111

September 22 at #17 Purdue             #5     Ross-Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy)                 L 22–28          70,567

September 29 #7 Michigan State        #15     Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy)                    W 27–3           59,075

October 6        Georgia Tech         #10     Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN                                       W 21–13          59,075

October 13       at Air Force         #10     Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO                                     W 38–13          34,881

October 20       #4 USC                #9     Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh)                  L 23–42          59,075

October 27       South Carolina       #14     Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN                                       W 18–17          59,075

November 3       Navy                 #13     Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN                                       W 14–0           59,075

November 10 at Tennessee              #13     Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN                                           L 18–40          86,489

November 17 #14 Clemson                       Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN                                       L 10–16          59,075

November 24 vs. Miami (FL)                    National Olympic Stadium • Tokyo, Japan (Mirage Bowl)                     W 40–15          62,574

*Non-conference game.   Homecoming. # Rankings from AP Poll.


[1]


Game notes

Michigan
[2]
                                                                       Date: September 15                                 1       2     3      4   Total
                                                                       Location: Michigan               • Notre Dame      3       3     6      0    12
                                                                       Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
                                                                                                        Michigan          3       7     0      0    10


                                                                   Scoring summary

                                                                   1   MICH        Virgil 30 yard field goal                           MICH 3-0

                                                                   1   ND          Male 40 yard field goal                             Tied 3-3

                                                                   2   MICH        Edwards 1 yard run (Virgil kick)                    MICH 10-3

                                                                   2   ND          Male 40 yard field goal                             MICH 10-6

                                                                   3   ND          Male 22 yard field goal                             MICH 10-9
                                                                                  3     ND       Male 39 yard field goal                                    ND 12-10




References
  1. ^ 2011 Notre Dame football media guide.
  2. ^ "Irish Topple Michigan On Walk-on's Field Goals." Palm Beach Post. 1979 Sept 16.

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