Notre Dame Football History
With the highest winning percentage among all college football programs at .733 all-time, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been a cornerstone in collegiate football since the school’s inaugural football season in 1887. The school is recognized for its 13 national championships and has produced more players in the NFL than any other college’s history. With the mark of the school’s 227th season in 2014, Notre Dame football tickets will also be the most expensive ticket in college football on the secondary market for upcoming games at Notre Dame Stadium in Indiana.
The Notre Dame football schedule will welcome the Rice Owls in the season opener on August 30 and the game will see the cheapest prices of the year for home games on the Notre Dame football schedule at home. Season average for Notre Dame football tickets is $225.53, but August 30 Notre Dame vs Rice tickets currently average at $150.28 on the secondary market, 33.3% below season average. The school’s most expensive game will be the following week against the Michigan Wolverines as the annual rivalry will take place on August 6. Average secondary price for August 6 Notre Dame football tickets is $552.53, nearly 145% above season average.
Other opponents who will visit Indiana on the upcoming Notre Dame football schedule include Stanford, North Carolina, Northwestern and Louisville. The Fighting Irish will see their second most expensive game at home against North Carolina on October 11 as Notre Dame football tickets currently average at $264.03 on the secondary market, 17% above season average.
While Notre Dame football tickets serve as the highest-priced ticket among college football programs on the secondary market, the Fighting Irish will hope to improve on their 9-4 record from a season ago. The team suffered difficult losses to Michigan, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh and Stanford last season, though only dropped one home game against Oklahoma. With pivotal road games against Syracuse, Florida State and Navy on the 2014 Notre Dame football schedule, they will undoubtedly have their hands full with top tier talent under opposing lights. One of the most anticipated games on the Notre Dame football schedule will be against defending BCS National Champion Florida State Seminoles on October 18, which will be held at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
With the most NFL draft picks in college history, Notre Dame has seen 471 former student athletes selected by NFL teams. 63 have been selected in the first round and five have been number one picks. 45 former Irish have played in the Super Bowl while 36 have won on the NFL’s Biggest Stage. 10 players have been enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, including Curly Lambeau, George Trafton, Wayne Millner and Joe Montana. Notre Dame has been home to several of football’s most beloved players and continues to exhibit its prestige through its exemplary student athletes. As Notre Dame football tickets dominate the secondary ticket market, fans can expect the Fighting Irish to do the same on the field all season long as the season kicks off next month.
Notre Dame News
12-1-14: Everett Golson struggled mightily as Notre Dame was crushed by USC 49-14. Golson threw for only 75 yards and a score before being replaced by backup quarterback Malik Zaire. USC out-gained the Irish 577-349. The Notre Dame defense gave up six touchdowns to Cody Kessler. The Irish will await their opponent for a bowl game.
11-24-14: Notre Dame was defeated 31-28 by Louisville Saturday. The Irish have now given up 30 or more points for the sixth straight game. This is the first time that's happened in 126 seasons of football. The 242 points Notre Dame has given up in the span is the most ever by the Irish in six games. Everett Golson was 16 of 24 passing for 236 yards and threw his 13th interception of the season. He Irish close out the season with game at USC this week.
11-10-14: Everett Golson's five turnovers Saturday led to 28 points for Arizona State, including 14 on a pair of interception returns for touchdowns, as they Irish were smacked by the Sun Devils 55-31. Notre Dame did pull to within 34-31 with 6:37 left, but Golson turnovers, coupled with the explosive ASU offense doomed Notre Dame. The Irish play Northwestern this week.
11-3-14: Notre Dame scored two touchdowns in less than three minutes in the fourth quarter against Navy to avoid a second straight loss winning 49-39. Everett Golson finished the night with 348 yards of total offense accounting for six total touchdowns. Tarean Folston added 149 rushing yards and a touchdown. Notre Dame allowed 336 yards rushing. They play Arizona State this week in a big matchup.
10-27-14: The Irish had a bye this week as they were an offensive penalty away from beating Florida State on the road last week. Notre Dame plays Navy this week in Washington D.C. The Irish defense should get a major test from Navy's rushing. Notre Dame ranks 12th nationally in rushing defense. Quarterback Everett Golson will need to bring down his turnover numbers if the Irish want a shot at the national title. He has turned the ball over 11 times in last four games.
10-20-14: The Irish found themselves on the losing end of controversial call in the final seconds, a flag which kept them from beating the defending champions on the road. Notre Dame lost 31-27. Everett Golson finished with 313 passing yards and three touchdowns total. Notre Dame outgained the ‘Noles 470-326. Tarean Folston rushed for 120 yards. Corey Robinson, son of legendary NBA player David Robinson, had eight receptions for 99 yards and two scores. AP No. 7 Notre Dame has a bye this week.
10-15-14: The Irish overcame a bunch Everett Golson miscues to outlast North Carolina 50-43, twice having to come from behind. Golson threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 71 yards. He fumbled twice and had an interception returned by the Tar Heels for a score that gave North Carolina a 14-0 lead. Notre Dame responded by scoring 21 points in just over 12 minutes and led 28-26 at halftime. They would continue to make mistakes in the second half, but found a way to win. The Irish allowed 510 total yards, and the 43 points were the most they have allowed since giving up 45 to Stanford in November 2009. Notre Dame travels to Tallahassee this weekend for a huge matchup against AP No. 2 Florida State.
10-6-14: The Fighting Irish remain unbeaten as they beat Stanford 17-14 the rain. They got a 23-yard touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Ben Koyack with 1:01 left to take the lead. Golson threw for 241 yards and two TDs, but was intercepted at the goal line. Notre Dame did miss a pair of field goals but got a great performance from their defense. They limited Stanford to just 205 yards and forced into two turnovers. The Irish are 5-0 for the second time in three seasons but only the third time since 1996. The host North Carolina this week.
10-1-14: The Irish got a record-setting performance from QB Everett Golson, in winning their second-straight game, 31-15 over Syracuse at Metlife Stadium. Notre Dame did commit five turnovers, including two interceptions by Golson. Despite that, Golson set a school record with 25 consecutive completions. Golson went 32 of 39 for 362 yards and four touchdowns in the game. He came one straight completed pass short of tying the FBS record set by East Carolina's Dominique Davis in 2011. The Irish have a tough test this weekend against AP No. 14 Stanford.
9-22-14: The Fighting Irish had a bye this week and they continue their road trip of neutral-site games, by visiting the New York City area to face the Syracuse Orange at Giants Stadium. Notre Dame last played in the region in December, knocking off Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl in the Bronx. Notre Dame has gotten stellar play from quarterback Everett Golson. He has thrown for 780 yards and seven touchdowns along with four rushing scores.
9-15-14: Notre Dame's 30-14 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis was not a cakewalk as many expected. Purdue hung around but Everett Golson made sure they weren’t going to win, completing 25 of 40 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns while running for another score. The Irish defense did just enough to hold off the Boilermakers. Notre Dame has a bye this week.
9-9-14: The Fighting Irish could have played at half speed and they still would have beat Michigan this past Saturday. Notre Dame put a stamp on the end of its series with Michigan, posting its first shutout victory of the 41-game series 31-0. Despite being outgained 289-280, the Irish used four Wolverines turnovers to propel the victory. QB Everett Golson threw three touchdowns, completing 23 of 34 passes for 226 yards. Notre Dame will match up with Purdue this weekend in Indianapolis.
9-4-14: Everett Golson made a memorable return to college football last Saturday with 336 yards of total offense and five overall touchdowns in Notre Dame's dominant 48-17 opening win over last year's Conference USA champions in the Rice Owls. If you recall, Golson sat out the entire 2013 season because of academic issues. If Golson can remain healthy and keep his grades up, the Irish could be in the hunt for a spot in the college football playoff come season’s end. Rice was not a good judgment of how good or bad Notre Dame is. Their game with Michigan this Saturday will provide a test for the Irish.
2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Schedule
09/05/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Texas Longhorns at Notre Dame Stadium
09/12/2015 - Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Scott Stadium
09/19/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Notre Dame Stadium
09/26/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Umass Minutemen at Notre Dame Stadium
10/03/2015 - Clemson Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Clemson Memorial Stadium
10/10/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium
10/17/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs USC Trojans at Notre Dame Stadium
10/31/2015 - Temple Owls vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Lincoln Financial Field
11/07/2015 - Pittsburgh Panthers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Heinz Field
11/14/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Notre Dame Stadium
11/21/2015 - Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles at Fenway Park
11/28/2015 - Stanford Cardinal vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Stanford Stadium