NCAA Football

#6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-1)


Sat. 11/13 Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27
@ UVa
W 28-3
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vs. GaTech
W 55-0
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@ Stan
W 45-14
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AD: Notre Dame won't rush search to replace Brian Kelly

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Tuesday he won't be rushed into finding a replacement for coach Brian Kelly even if the Fighting Irish manage to secure a College Football Playoff berth this weekend.

"Every search process has its own rhythm," Swarbrick said a few hours after he and Kelly addressed players during a hurriedly called 7 a.m. meeting. "You want to do the best job you can, not the fastest job you can. We're going to do the best job we can to find the right person to lead Notre Dame."

For the second time in as many days, a storied college football program was essentially blindsided by the departure of a highly successful coach. On Monday, it was Oklahoma, which watched Lincoln Riley head to Southern California out of the blue.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Coan2641
Passing TDs: J. Coan20
Rushing Yards: K. Williams1002
Rushing TDs: K. Williams14
Receiving Yards: K. Austin Jr.783
Receiving TDs: K. Austin Jr.6
Interceptions: D. Brown3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at Florida State W 41 - 38
9/11 vs. Toledo W 32 - 29
9/18 vs. Purdue W 27 - 13
9/25 at 18 Wisconsin W 41 - 13
10/2 vs. 7 Cincinnati L 13 - 24
10/9 at Virginia Tech W 32 - 29
10/23 vs. USC W 31 - 16
10/30 vs. North Carolina W 44 - 34
11/6 vs. Navy W 34 - 6
11/13 at Virginia W 28 - 3
11/20 vs. Georgia Tech W 55 - 0
11/27 at Stanford W 45 - 14
Independents (FBS)
  Conference Overall
6 Notre Dame -- 11-1
13 Brigham Young -- 10-2
Army -- 8-3
Liberty -- 7-5
New Mexico State -- 2-10
Massachusetts -- 1-11
Connecticut -- 1-11
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4990 (57)
Passing Yards: 3163 (36)
Rushing Yards: 1827 (78)
Points per game: 35.3 (24)
Yards per game: 415.8 (60)
Touchdowns: 48 (39)
Field Goals: 16 (49)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4069 (34)
Passing Yards: 2536 (49)
Rushing Yards: 1533 (36)
Points per game: 18.3 (13)
Yards per game: 339.1 (32)
Touchdowns: 22 (9)
Field Goals: 18 (124)