1964 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
National champion (NFF, Football News, Devold)
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1964 record9–1
Head coach
CaptainJim Carroll
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Notre Dame     9 1 0
Florida State     9 1 1
Colgate     7 2 0
Georgia Tech     7 3 0
Syracuse     7 4 0
Villanova     6 2 0
Boston College     6 3 0
Southern Miss     6 3 0
New Mexico State     6 4 0
Penn State     6 4 0
Memphis State     5 4 0
Utah State     5 4 1
Holy Cross     5 5 0
Buffalo     4 4 1
Colorado State     5 6 0
Air Force     4 5 1
Miami (FL)     4 5 1
Xavier     4 5 1
Army     4 6 0
Idaho     4 6 0
West Texas State     4 6 0
San Jose State     4 6 0
Pittsburgh     3 5 2
Navy     3 6 1
Dayton     3 7 0
Detroit     3 7 0
Boston University     2 7 0
Houston     2 6 1
Texas Western     0 8 2
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. John Huarte was the sixth Notre Dame player to win the Heisman Trophy. They were crowned national champions by the National football Foundation at the end of the season (however it is not claimed by the university).[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26at WisconsinW 31–764,398
October 3PurdueNo. 9W 34–1559,611[2]
October 10at Air ForceNo. 6W 34–744,384
October 17UCLANo. 4
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 24–058,335
October 24StanfordNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
W 28–656,721
October 31vs. NavyNo. 2W 40–066,752
November 7at PittsburghNo. 1W 17–1556,628
November 14Michigan StateNo. 1
W 34–759,265
November 21IowaNo. 1
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 28–059,135
November 28at USCNo. 1L 17–2083,840
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source: [3]

Personnel

1964 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB Nick Eddy
QB 7 John Huarte Sr
HB Joe Kantor
E Jack Snow Sr
HB Bill Wolski
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB Jim Carroll (C) Sr
DB Tony Carey
DB Tom Longo
LB 61 Jim Lynch So
DT Alan Page So
DB Nick Rassas Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Ken Ivan
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tom Pagna (OC)
  • John Ray (DL)
  • Joe Yonto (OL)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt

Game summaries

Wisconsin

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0–0) at Wisconsin Badgers (0–0)
1 2 34Total
Notre Dame 3 10 01831
Wisconsin 0 0 707

at Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin

In Ara Parseghian's coaching debut for Notre Dame, the players carried Parseghian off the field while the Irish fans in attendance chanted "We're number one" following the victory.

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 7 008 15
Notre Dame 0 14713 34

Air Force

1 234Total
Notre Dame 7 7713 34
Air Force 7 000 7

UCLA

1 234Total
UCLA 0 000 0
Notre Dame 6 6120 24
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
  • Game start: 1:30 pm EST

[4]

Stanford

1 234Total
Stanford 0 006 6
Notre Dame 0 1576 28
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
  • Game start: 1:30 pm EST

Navy

1 234Total
Notre Dame 0 21712 40
Navy 0 000 0

Pittsburgh

1 234Total
Notre Dame 14 300 17
Pittsburgh 0 807 15

Michigan State

1 234Total
Michigan St. 0 070 7
Notre Dame 12 8014 34
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
  • Game start: 1:30 pm EST
  • Television network: NBC

Iowa

1 234Total
Iowa 0 000 0
Notre Dame 0 14014 28
  • Date: November 21
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, IN
  • Game start: 1:30 pm EST
  • Game weather: 13 degrees

Southern Cal

1 234Total
Notre Dame 3 1400 17
• So. Cal. 0 0713 20

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "1964 Heisman award". heisman. Archived from the original on 25 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Notre Dame Trounces Purdue, 34-15". The Hammond Times. October 4, 1964. p. E1 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Dec-30.
  4. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1964 Oct 17.
  5. ^ "Heisman trophy winners by year". heisman. Archived from the original on 16 September 2009.