Thursday, December 29, 2011

My ND Stats

I've been very fortunate in my life to have the opportunity to attend many Notre Dame Football games. 36 to be exact, I think. I organized my ticket stubs and put them in a Ticket Stub Diary I got for Christmas (sort of). I'm missing stubs from 4 games, but I remember which games I went to those years. Here's a rough break down:

I've attended 2 road games and 34 home games, including at least 1 home game every year for the last 29 years. My first game was against Navy when I was 9.

They are 24-12 with me in attendance. Not bad. That breaks down to 1-1 in the road games and 23-11 in the home games.

From 1983 through 2000 they were 20-5 with me in attendance, including an 11-game winning streak wherein I did not see them lose for 9 years. I saw them win 3 games during their National Championship year of 1988, and I saw their last regular season game against Miami in 1990 until next year's game in Chicago. I also saw them lose to Northwestern in 1995 in one of the biggest upsets in college football history.

Since 2001, they are an abysmal 4-7 with me in attendance, including a 3-game losing streak that includes ND's only two losses to Navy since 1963. 

This year my wive and I had the pleasure of being at the first (and to-date only) game where Notre Dame has evacuated the stadium. We had to leave due to sky to ground lightening.


  1. I was at that ND/NU 1995 game as an NU fan. Is that really considered one of the biggest upsets in college football history? NU was great that year, even though nobody gave them any credit until November.

    1. It was at the time. By the end of the season with NU in the Rose Bowl, it wasn't.


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