The Tigers then put together a 76-yard field goal drive to retake the lead with 2:03 remaining — giving the Irish just enough time for heroics.
Some college football games are just cathartic, especially in rivalry games where everything just seems to go your way. The issue, however, is that Auburn has lost at least four games in every other season and has lost at least five games in six of the ten seasons of this decade. After 2015 the Tigers would have been a borderline Top 5 program. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? And had we not won that game, who knows the direction that our season would have gone and my career, frankly? 7 Stanford in a top-10 match-up in 2018, the Irish head coach promised to drink from the Legends Trophy — a large crystal chalice — if the eighth-ranked Irish held onto it with a victory. Dan Mullen’s 22-5 record and back-to-back Top 10 finishes over the last two seasons has boosted the Gators up this list and helped overcome a bunch of mediocre seasons. Like Notre Dame, the Nittany Lions rank where they are mainly due to their last four seasons. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. One of their Top 10 seasons (2012) ended with the Gators getting smacked by Louisville in the Sugar Bowl, and another 10-win season ended with a 41-7 beatdown by Michigan. Two days before taking on No. 13 by the time the 11th-ranked Trojans came to town — put on an offensive clinic against USC at Notre Dame Stadium. Georgia’s 2017 and 2012 squads were really good, but the Bulldogs have had few “great” seasons outside of that. That’s dominant football.
Two years ago I would have ranked the Cardinal ahead of Wisconsin and Georgia, but the last three seasons have really caused a drop by the Cardinal. Sitting on a 1-1 record already in the year, the Fighting Irish were in overtime with the Spartans. They defeated 4 of the teams on the list (and got defeated by 4). Another moment involving a traveling trophy and Brian Kelly brandishing it in delight. The Sooners were a legit title contender in 2017, and I truly believe if they would have defeated Georgia in overtime they would have beaten Alabama. 79-51, one 10 win season, three more nine win seasons. My personal criteria is more subjective. The Trojans are another squad that rank higher post-research than I would have guessed they would have ranked pre-research. In what would be the last game in the series that had been played yearly since 2002 before the teams struck a home-and-home deal for 2018 and 2019, the Irish dominated the Wolverines and snapped their streak of games without being shut out at 365.
Are you a Stathead, too? Ohio State doesn’t have the rings that Alabama and Clemson possess, and they are 1-3 against those two programs in the last decade. The unranked Irish dominated for four quarters and never allowed the Spartans a lead. It wasn’t that the Fighting Irish lost, or by how many they lost by. Three New Year's 6 bowl appearances, with 2 wins.
Jaylon Smith and Elijah Shumate each recorded 10 tackles and the Irish defense caused four Michigan turnovers, including three interceptions. Virginia Tech has not finished the regular season with a losing record and have three seasons with 10+ wins during this stretch. Here is his analysis of Notre Dame during the Brian Kelly era: “Brian Kelly led the Irish to a BCS championship appearance and a College Football Playoff appearance as part of undefeated regular seasons, but the reality checks Alabama and Clemson provided show what it takes to reach those national championship heights. An 11-2 Sugar Bowl squad in 2011 also helped their numbers. After both teams struggled offensively in the first half — the Irish led 3-0 at halftime — the lead changed hands four times in the fourth quarter before an unlikely touchdown grab and run by Miles Boykin gave the Irish their second win over LSU in as many meetings.
Despite the inconsistency of the last decade, the last two seasons have the Tigers in this spot. But as it stands, this is pretty spot-on. Schedule and Results. But the Seminoles 2013 squad was one of the two or three best teams of the last decade, they made another CFP appearance in 2014 and they had at least 10 wins in six of the first seven seasons of this decade.
Or write about sports? L 28-24. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Fighting Irish. My criteria takes into account overall success, consistency, high-level finishes and of course, championships and CFP/BCS appearances. It is simply about what teams have done over the last decade. Previous Year Next Year. “I wasn’t good enough to win the game, so I had to pass it off to my roommate and our punter to throw the pass to win the game. Saturday, Sep 4 Purdue. Notre Dame Football 2010 Issue 7: Western Michigan Western Michigan Run Offense vs. Notre Dame Run Defense Western Michigan is averaging a respectable 103 yards per game on the ground, although they are achieving that number through quantity, not quality. 12 in his analysis. Add to that the three turnovers recovered by the Irish defense — a Te’von Coney forced fumble and recovery, a muffed punt recovery by Drue Tranquill and an interception gathered by Nick Watkins — and the Irish turned in one of the most dominant performances against the Trojans in recent memory. Sometimes this is a sobering task. This is where there is another gap. It’s a chance to evaluate what, exactly, you’ve accomplished and what, exactly, you have to look forward to. Stanford still has more wins, a better winning percentage, more 10+ win seasons and more Top 10 finishes than Notre Dame. In a rain-soaked top-20 match-up between No. Notre Dame’s recent run of success (33-6 over the last three years) is better than any three-year stretch by the Tigers, but Notre Dame was largely mediocre from 2010-14, which keeps them behind the Badgers and Cardinal. Find out more. A CFP playoff appearance and three straight 10+ win seasons from 2016-18 helped the Huskies overall statistics. The most comprehensive coverage of The Fighting Irish Football roster, schedule game summaries, …
I have no issues with any of your rankings! Perhaps more impressive was the result on the field, a much more comfortable win for the Irish than the 24-17 final score indicated. It’s the trophy the Irish and Spartans have played for since 1949 and, with it safely back in Notre Dame possession, Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly celebrated with the team in the locker room after the game, hoisting it high and gleefully declaring, “That’s a megaphone!”. While the Badgers have been consistently good, which puts them in the Top 10, they never had a team where you looked at them and said, “Wow, that team had a chance to compete for a title.” But their consistency must be recognized and appreciated. Penn State has won at least 11 games in three of the last four seasons, which vaulted them way up this list. My only other team that came to mind was Mississippi State. 2010. While Notre Dame, Penn State and Florida are ranked where they are based on recent history, the Cowboys are ranked where they are based on what they did the first half of the decade.
Washington had two really good teams under Chris Petersen, which helped raise their ranking, but there have been a lot of mediocre to below average squads during the last decade. Oregon’s 59-20 beatdown of Florida State’s second best team of the decade helps puts them a spot ahead. After that win, Michigan State took off running with that 2010 football season. Record: 8-5 (35th of 120) ( Schedule & Results ) Conference: Ind. The Irish and Midshipmen had met in Dublin once before when they faced off at Croke Park on Nov. 2, 1996, which was the third NCAA-sanctioned football game to take place in Europe. The Johnny Manziel years and a consistent stretch of solid football has the Aggies in the Top 25. Saturday, Sep 18 at Michigan State. All three of their Top 10 finishes were in the last four seasons, and that includes an impressive Fiesta Bowl victory over Washington and Cotton Bowl victory over Memphis. It has been one of the most stable stretches in program history, particularly in the last four seasons when the Irish have notched at least 10 wins on three occasions. Utah’s 11-3 season in 2019 was not as good as the record shows, and we saw that in the Pac 12 title game and the blowout bowl loss to Texas. Their inconsistency (3 losing seasons) keeps the Horned Frogs from being a couple spots higher. The Hawkeyes went 12-2 in 2015 and played for the Big Ten title, but that season ended with a absolute butt whipping at the hands fo Stanford.
Where does the megaphone come in? 10 years ago, Michigan State stunned Notre Dame on this play in OT ?? Running back Josh Adams added three rushing scores of his own, including an 84-yard run that went for his longest of the season. The Crimson Tide beat the Spartans, 49-7 in that game. What a nasty creature you are... Well, David. UHND.com is a fan run Notre Dame Football, Recruiting, and Basketball website that is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by the University of Notre Dame. Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Do you have a sports website? 2010 Notre Dame Football Schedule. They did so mostly with stifling defense, forcing three turnovers in the first half that turned into 21 points, including a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown by Julian Love and a forced fumble and recovery by Shaun Crawford. @NDFootball | Ben Skowronek - Louisville (10.17.20), @NDFootball | Daelin Hayes - Louisville (10.17.20), @NDFootball | Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah - Louisville (10.17.20). The culmination came just last year, when they went 12-0 in the regular season and earned a spot in the College Football Playoff semifinals. It was 10 years ago today that Notre Dame football fans were left speechless after a game. Notre Dame over Auburn is likely going to raise some eyebrows, but the reality is the Irish have not been nearly as up-and-down as the Tigers. No Name Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown Last School; 5: Allen Jr., Armando: TB: SR: 5-10: 205: Opa Locka, FL: Hialeah-Miami Lakes: 27: Banks, E.J. The Ducks twice played for a title from 2010-14, a stretch during which they went 60-8 and finished in the Top 5 four out of five seasons. Texas A&M has won at least eight games in all but two seasons of the last decade and have yet to have a losing record.  The Fighting Irish were the first to score, with quarterback Dayne Crist completing a seven … Follow me on twitter: @CoachD178 Like and follow Irish Breakdown on Facebook, Sign up for the FREE Irish Breakdown daily newsletter. Join our linker program. pic.twitter.com/OGI0w3U7at. Instead, it was about how they lost an early-season game against Michigan State. TCU has five 10+ win seasons and four Top 10 finishes, and the 2014 squad deserved to be a CFP team. They have five conference championships. Take away the Cam Newton season and the Tigers are quite average. View the 2010 Notre Dame football schedule at FBSchedules.com. Notre Dame’s Citrus Bowl victory over LSU served to not only put an exclamation point on a bounce-back, 10-win 2017 season after the struggles of 2016, but it also provided a harbinger of things to come as the calendar turned to 2018. The Irish are 33-6 the past three seasons and have produced the 11th-most NFL Draft picks.”. That trumps everything. *Notre Dame’s 12-0 record in 2012 was vacated by discretionary NCAA penalty. Multiple stories explained that Dantonio used movie names to title every trick play that he had in his playbook. The last 10 years might not go down as one of the legendary decades in Notre Dame football lore — but maybe it should be. Unlike the Ducks, the Seminoles aren’t on the uptick, at least not yet. They have a better record over that time period than 11 teams on the list (88-42 or .677). We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net.
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