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The Lou Holtz Years

The Lou Holtz Years
11 seasons: 100-30-2 (.765)

1986
Coach: Lou Holtz    Captain: Mike Kovaleski    Record: 5-6-0
Sept    13      L       Michigan (3)            23-24   H      c59,075
Sept    20      L       (20) Michigan State     15-20   A      c79,895
Sept    27      W       Purdue                  41-9    H      c59,075
Oct      4      L       Alabama (2)             10-28   A*     c75,808
Oct     11      L       Pittsburgh (1:25)        9-10   H      c59,075
Oct     18      W       Air Force               31-3    H      c59,075
Nov      1      W       Navy (at Baltimore)     33-14   N      c61,335
Nov      8      W       SMU                     61-29   H      c59,075
Nov     15      L       Penn State (3)          19-24   H      c59,075
Nov     22      L       LSU (Nt) (8)            19-21   A      c78,197
Nov     29      W       USC (0:00) (17)         38-37   A       70,614
                        Total Pts/Attendance   299-219         720,299

1987
Coach: Lou Holtz    Co-Captains: Chuck Lanza, Byron Spruell    Record: 8-4-0
Sept    12      W       (16) Michigan (9)       26-7    A     c106,098
Sept    19      W       (9) Michigan St.(17)    31-8    H      c59,075
Sept    26      W       (8) Purdue              44-20   A      c68,528
Oct     10      L       (4) Pittsburgh (Nt)(R)  22-30   A      c56,400
Oct     17      W       (11) Air Force          35-14   A      c51,112
Oct     24      W       (10) USC                26-15   H      c59,075
Oct     31      W       (9) Navy                56-13   H      c59,075
Nov      7      W       (9) Boston Col. (5:25)  32-25   H      c59,075
Nov     14      W       (7) Alabama (10)        37-6    H      c59,075
Nov     21      L       (7) Penn State          20-21   A      c84,000
Nov     28      L       (10) Miami (2)           0-24   A      c76,640
                        Total Pts/Attendance   329-183         738,153
COTTON BOWL
Jan     1       L       (12) Texas A&M (13)     10-35   N      c73,006

1988
Coach: Lou Holtz    Tri-Capts: N. Bolcar, M. Green, A. Heck    Record: 12-0-0
Sept    10      W       (13) Michigan (1:13)    19-17   H      c59,075
Sept    17      W       (8) Michigan State      20-3    A      c77,472
Sept    24      W       (8) Purdue              52-7    H      c59,075
Oct      1      W       (5) Stanford  (Nt)      42-14   H      c59,075
Oct      8      W       (5) Pittsburgh (Nt)     30-20   A      c56,500
Oct     15      W       (4) Miami (1)           31-30   H      c59,075
Oct     22      W       (2) Air Force           41-13   H      c59,075
Oct     29      W       (2) Navy (at Balt.)     22-7    N       54,929
Nov      5      W       (1) Rice                54-11   H      c59,075
Nov     19      W       (1) Penn State          21-3    H      c59,075
Nov     26      W       (1) USC (2)             27-10   A      c93,829
                        Total Pts/Attendance   359-135         696,255
FIESTA BOWL
Jan     2       W       (1) W. Virg. (at Tempe) 34-21   N      c74,911

1989
Coach: Lou Holtz    Tri-Capts: N. Bolcar, A. Johnson, T. Rice   Record: 12-1-0
August  31      W       (2) VA (at Giants Stad) 36-13   N      c77,323
Sept    16      W       (1) Michigan (2)        24-19   A     c105,912
Sept    23      W       (1) Michigan State      21-3    H      c59,075
Sept    30      W       (1) Purdue              40-7    A      c67,861
Oct      7      W       (1) Stanford            27-17   A      c86,019
Oct     14      W       (1) Air Force (Nt) (17) 41-27   A      c53,533
Oct     21      W       (1) USC (5:18) (9)      28-24   H      c59,075
Oct     28      W       (1) Pittsburgh (7)      45-7    H      c59,075
Nov      4      W       (1) Navy                41-0    H      c59,075
Nov     11      W       (1) SMU                 59-6    H      c59,075
Nov     18      W       (1) Penn State (17)     34-23   A      c86,025
Nov     25      L       (1) Miami (7)           10-27   A      c81,634
                        Total Pts/Attendance   406-173         853,682
ORANGE BOWL
Jan     1       W       (4) Colorado (at Miami)  21-6   N      c81,191

1990
Coach: Lou Holtz    Capts: M. Heldt, T. Lyght, R. Watters, C. Zorich   Record: 9-3-0
Sept    15      W       (1) Michigan (Nt)(4)    28-24   H      c59,075
Sept    22      W       (1) Michigan St.(0:34)  20-19   A      c80,401
Sept    29      W       (1) Purdue              37-11   H      c59,075
Oct      6      L       (1) Stanford  (0:36)    31-36   H      c59,075
Oct     13      W       (8) Air Force           57-27   H      c59,075
Oct     20      W       (6) Miami (2)           29-20   H      c59,075
Oct     27      W       (3) Pittsburgh (Nt)     31-22   A      c56,500
Nov      3      W       (2) Navy (at Gnts Stad) 52-31   N       70,382
Nov     10      W       (1) Tennessee (9)       34-29   A      c97,123
Nov     17      L       (1) Penn State (0:04)   21-24   H      c59,075
Nov     24      W       (7) USC (Nt) (18)       10-6    A      c91,639
                        Total Pts/Attendance   350-249         750,495
ORANGE BOWL
Jan     1       L       (5) Col. (at Miami) (1)  9-10   N      c77,062

1991
Coach: Lou Holtz    Captain: Rodney Culver    Record: 10-3-0
Sept     7      W       (7) Indiana             49-27   H      c59,075
Sept    14      L       (7) Michigan (3)        14-24   A     c106,138
Sept    21      W       (11) Michigan State     49-10   H      c59,075
Sept    28      W       (8) Purdue              45-20   A      c67,861
Oct      5      W       (8) Stanford (Nt)       42-26   A       70,798
Oct     12      W       (7) Pittsburgh (12)     42-7    H      c59,075
Oct     19      W       (5) Air Force (Nt)      28-15   A      c52,024
Oct     26      W       (5) USC                 24-20   H      c59,075
Nov      2      W       (5) @ Navy              38-0    H      c59,075
Nov      9      L       (5) *Tennessee (4:03)   34-35   H      c59,075
Nov     16      L       (12) Penn State (8)     13-35   A      c96,672
Nov     30      W       (17) Hawaii (Nt)        48-42   A      c50,000
                        Total Pts/Attendance   426-261         797,943
SUGAR BOWL
Jan     1       W       (18) Fla. (at New Orl)  39-28   N      c76,447
* 300th game played in Notre Dame Stadium
@ Notre Dame's 700th  victory

1992
Coach: Lou Holtz    Captains: Demetrius DuBose, Rick Mirer    Record: 10-1-1
Sept     5      W       (3) NW (at Soldier Fld) 42-7    N       64,877
Sept    12      T       (3) Mich. (5:28 ND) (6) 17-17   H      c59,075
Sept    19      W       (7) Michigan State      52-31   A      c76,188
Sept    26      W       (6) Purdue (R)          48-0    H      c59,075
Oct      3      L       (7) Stanford (19)       16-33   H      c59,075
Oct     10      W       (14) Pittsburgh (Nt)    52-21   A       52,155
Oct     24      W       (10) Brigham Young      42-16   H      c59,075
Oct     31      W       (10) Navy (Giants Stad) 38-7    N       58,769
Nov      7      W       (8) Boston College (9)  54-7    H      c59,075
Nov     14      W       (8) Penn State (S) (22) 17-16   H      c59,075
Nov     28      W       (5) USC (Nt) (19)       31-23   A       90,063
                        Total Pts/Attendance   409-178         696,502
COTTON BOWL
Jan     1       W       (5) Texas A&M (Dallas)  28-3    N       c71,615

1993
Coach: Lou Holtz    Capts: J. Burris, T. Ruddy, A. Taylor, B. Young  Record: 11-1-0
Sept     4      W       (7) Northwestern        27-12   H       c59,075
Sept    11      W       (11) Michigan (3)       27-23   A    # c106,851
Sept    18      W       (4) Michigan State      36-14   H       c59,075
Sept    25      W       (4) Purdue (R)          17-0    A        67,861
Oct      2      W       (4) Stanford            48-20   A        80,300
Oct      9      W       (4) Pittsburgh          44-0    H       c59,075
Oct     16      W       (3) Brigham Young (Nt)  45-20   A       c66,247
Oct     23      W       (2) USC                 31-13   H       c59,075
Oct     30      W       (2) Navy (at Vets Stad) 58-27   N        61,813
Nov     13      W       (2) Florida State (1)   31-24   H       c59,075
Nov     20      L       (1) Boston Coll (0:00)  39-41   H       c59,075
                        Total Pts/Attendance   403-194          737,522
COTTON BOWL
Jan     1       W       (4) Texas A&M (Dallas)  24-21   N        69,855
# largest regular-season attendance in NCAA history

1994
Coach: Lou Holtz    Capts: L. Becton, J. Goheen, B. Hamilton, R. Leahy  Record: 6-5-1
Sept     3      W       (3) NW (Soldier Field)  42-15   N       c66,946
Sept    10      L       (3) Michigan (6) (:02)  24-26   H       c59,075
Sept    17      W       (8) Michigan State      21-20   A       c74,183
Sept    24      W       (9) Purdue              39-21   H       c59,075
Oct      1      W       (8) Stanford            34-15   H       c59,075
Oct      8      L       (8) Boston College      11-30   A       c44,500
Oct     15      L       (17) BYU                14-21   H       c59,075
Oct     29      W       Navy                    58-21   H       c59,075
Nov     12      L       FSU (Citrus Bowl)       16-23   N       c72,868
Nov     19      W       Air Force               42-30   H       c59,075
Nov     26      T       USC (17) (4:53 USC)     17-17   A       c90,217
                        Total Pts/Attendance   318-239          703,164
FIESTA BOWL
Jan      2      L       Colorado (at Tempe)     24-41   N       c73,698

1995
Coach: Lou Holtz    Capts: P. Grasmanis, R. Leahy, D. Mayes     Record: 9-3-0
                           S. Wooden, D. Zeigler
Sept     2      L       (9)  Northwestern       15-17   H       c59,075
Sept     9      W       (25) Purdue             35-28   A       c70,559
Sept    16      W       (24) Vanderbilt         41-0    H       c59,075
Sept    23      W       (21) Texas (13)         55-27   H       c59,075
Sept    30      L       (15) Ohio State (7)     26-45   A       c95,537
Oct      7      W       (23) Wash.(15)          29-21   A       c74,023
Oct     14      W       (17) Army (Giants Stad) 28-27   N       c74,218
Oct     21      W       (17) USC (5)            38-10   H       c59,075
Oct     28      W       (12) Boston College     20-10   W       c59,075
Nov      4      W       (8)  Navy               35-17   W       c59,075
Nov     18      W       (8)  Air Force (Nt)     44-14   W       c54,182
                        Total Pts/Attendance   366-216          723,269
ORANGE BOWL
Jan      1      L       (6)  FSU (Miami, Fla.)  26-31   N        72,198

1996
Coach: Lou Holtz    Capts: Lyron Cobbins, Marc Edwards, Ron Powlus  Record: 8-3-0
Sept     5      W      *(6)  Vanderbilt (Nt)    14-7    A       c41,523
Sept    14      W       (9)  Purdue             35-0    H       c59,075
Sept    21      W       (9)  Texas (0:00) (6)   27-24   A       c83,312
Sept    28      L       (5)  Ohio State (4)     16-29   H       c59,075
Oct     12      W       (11) Washington (16)    54-20   H       c59,075
Oct     19      L       (8)  Air Force          17-20$  H       c59,075
Nov      2      W       (19) Navy               54-27   N        38,651
Nov      9      W       (17) Boston College     48-21   A       c44,500
Nov     16      W       (14) Pittsburgh         60-6    H       c59,075
Nov     23      W       (10) Rutgers            62-0    H       c59,075
Nov     30      L       (10) USC (Nt)           20-27$  A       c90,296
                        Total Pts/Attendance   407-181          652,732
$ 1 ot
* -- Notre Dame's 1,000th game


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