2021 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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2021 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 8
2021 record11–2
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTommy Rees (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMarcus Freeman (1st season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(capacity: 77,622)
Uniform
Notre dame football uniforms.png
Seasons
← 2020
2022 →
2021 NCAA Division I FBS independents football records
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 8 Notre Dame       11 2  
No. 19 BYU       10 3  
Army       9 4  
Liberty       8 5  
New Mexico State       2 10  
UMass       1 11  
UConn       1 11  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2021 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led during the regular season by Brian Kelly in his 12th and final season at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish played their home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, and compete as an independent.

On November 29, Kelly resigned to become the head coach at LSU.[1] He finished at Notre Dame with a 12-year record of 113–40 on the field, and an official record of 92–40 due to games vacated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Marcus Freeman was named the program's new head coach;[2] he led the team in the Fiesta Bowl, a loss to Oklahoma State.

Previous season[edit]

In a season limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Fighting Irish finished the 2020 season 10–2. They received a bid to the semifinal of the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed.[3] In the Rose Bowl, which was held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to allow fans to attend the game, they lost to eventual national champion Alabama.[4] They finished the season ranked No. 5 in the AP poll.[5]

Offseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

On December 14, 2020 defensive coordinator Clark Lea left the school to become the head coach at Vanderbilt.[6][7] On January 8, 2021, the school named Cincinnati defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman to replace Lea.[8]

Departures[edit]

  • RB/WR Jafar Armstrong (Transferred to Illinois)
  • DT Ja’Mion Franklin (Transferred to Duke)
  • C Colin Grunhard (Transferred to Kansas)
  • LB Jordan Heath (Transferred to UCLA)
  • DE Ovie Oghoufo (Transferred to Texas)
  • OL John Olmstead (Transferred to Lafayette)
  • CB Isaiah Rutherford (Transferred to Arizona)
  • DE Kofi Wardlow (Transferred to Charlotte)
  • LB Jack Lamb (Transferred to Colorado)[9]
  • RB Jahmir Smith (Transferred to Appalachian State)[10]
  • WR/DB Isaiah Robertson (entered transfer portal)

Schedule[edit]

The 2021 schedule was officially released on April 25, 2019.[11] The neutral site game at Soldier Field had been designated the Shamrock Series game, although television rights were owned and operated by the Big Ten Network. This was the second year since 2020 that not every home game aired on NBC, as the home opener aired on Peacock.[12]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5, 20217:30 p.m.at Florida StateNo. 9ABCW 41–38 OT68,316
September 112:30 p.m.ToledoNo. 8PeacockW 32–2962,009
September 182:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 12
NBCW 27–1374,341
September 2512:00 p.m.vs. No. 18 WisconsinNo. 12FoxW 41–1359,571
October 22:30 p.m. No. 7 CincinnatiNo. 9
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCL 13–2477,622
October 97:30 p.m.at Virginia TechNo. 14ACCNW 32–2965,632
October 237:30 p.m.USCNo. 13
NBCW 31–1677,622
October 307:30 p.m.North CarolinaNo. 11
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 44–3471,018
November 63:30 p.m.NavyNo. 10
NBCW 34–677,096
November 137:30 p.m.at VirginiaNo. 9ABCW 28–348,584
November 202:30 p.m.Georgia TechNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
NBCW 55–070,011
November 278:00 p.m.at StanfordNo. 6FoxW 45–1431,571
January 1, 20221:00 p.m.vs. No. 9 Oklahoma StateNo. 5ESPNL 35–3749,550

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 9 8 12 12 9 14 14 13 11 8 7 6 5 6 5 8 
Coaches 7 7 10 10 7 13 13 13 11 8 7 6 5 6 5 9 
CFP Not released 10 9 8 6 6 5 Not released

Personnel[edit]

2021 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 0 Braden Lenzy Sr
WR 3 Avery Davis GS
WR 4 Kevin Austin Jr. Sr
WR 5 Joe Wilkins Jr. Sr
QB 7 Brendon Clark Jr
QB 8 Cole Capen Sr
QB 10 Drew Pyne So
QB 11 Ron Powlus III Fr
QB 12 Tyler Buchner Fr
WR 13 Lawrence Keys III Sr
WR 16 Deion Colzie Fr
QB 17 Jack Coan GS
RB 20 C'Bo Flemister Sr
WR 21 Lorenzo Styles Fr
RB 22 Logan Diggs Fr
RB 23 Kyren Williams Jr
RB 24 Audric Estime Fr
RB 25 Chris Tyree So
RB 26 Leo Albano Sr
RB 27 Chase Ketterer So
WR 28 Griffin Eifert So
WR 29 Matt Salerno Sr
WR 37 Henry Cook So
RB 38 Sam Assaf So
WR 43 Greg Mailey Sr
OL 50 Rocco Spindler Fr
OL 52 Zeke Correll Jr
OL 53 Quinn Murphy Jr
OL 54 Blake Fisher Fr
OL 55 Jarrett Patterson Sr
OL 56 John Dirksen Sr
OL 62 Cain Madden GS
OL 64 Max Siegel II Sr
OL 68 Michael Carmody So
OL 71 Brennan Wicks So
OL 72 Caleb Johnson Fr
OL 73 Andrew Kristofic Jr
OL 75 Josh Lugg GS
OL 76 Joe Alt Fr
OL 77 Quinn Carroll Jr
OL 78 Pat Coogan Fr
OL 79 Tosh Baker So
TE 80 Cane Berrong Fr
WR 81 Jack Polian Fr
WR 83 Jayden Thomas Fr
TE 84 Kevin Bauman Injured So
TE 85 George Takacs Sr
WR 86 Conor Ratigan Jr
TE 87 Michael Mayer So
TE 88 Mitchell Evans Fr
TE 89 Charlie Selna So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 DJ Brown Sr
S 3 Houston Griffith GS
S 4 Litchfield Ajavon Jr
CB 5 Cam Hart Jr
CB 6 Clarence Lewis So
DL 7 Isaiah Foskey Jr
LB 8 Marist Liufau Injured Jr
DL 9 Justin Ademilola Sr
LB 10 Isaiah Pryor GS
CB 11 Ramon Henderson So
DL 12 Jordan Botelho So
LB 13 Paul Moala Sr
S 14 Kyle Hamilton Jr
CB 15 Ryan Barnes Fr
S 16 KJ Wallace Jr
CB 18 Chance Tucker Fr
CB 20 JoJo Johnson Fr
CB 21 Caleb Offord So
S 22 Justin Walters Fr
LB 24 Jack Kiser Jr
CB 25 Philip Riley Fr
LB 26 Xavier Watts So
LB 27 JD Bertrand Jr
CB 28 TaRiq Bracy Sr
S 29 Khari Gee Fr
S 30 Chris Velotta Jr
DL 31 Nana Osafo-Mensah Jr
LB 32 Prince Kollie Fr
LB 33 Shayne Simon Sr
DL 34 Osita Ekwonu Injured Jr
S 36 Eddie Scheidler Jr
S 37 Chase Love Sr
LB 38 Davis Sherwood Fr
LB 40 Drew White GS
DL 41 Kurt Hinish GS
LB 42 Giovanni Ghilotti So
CB 43 Marcus Thorne Sr
DL 44 Kahanu Kia Fr
LB 45 Colin Gutzmer Jr
LB 46 Adam Shibley GS
DL 47 Jason Onye Fr
DL 48 Will Schweitzer Fr
CB 49 Mike Graves Sr
LB 52 Bo Bauer GS
DL 54 Jacob Lacey Jr
DL 56 Howard Cross III Jr
DL 57 Jayson Ademilola Sr
DL 90 Alexander Ehrensberger So
DL 92 Aidan Keanaaina So
DL 93 Zane Heemsoth Jr
DL 95 Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa GS
DL 97 Gabe Rubio Fr
DL 99 Rylie Mills So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 19 Jay Bramblett Jr
P 30 Jake Rittman Sr
K 32 Chris Salerno Fr
K 39 Jonathan Doerer GS
LS 44 Alex Peitsch So
LS 46 Axel Raarup Sr
LS 65 Michael Vinson Sr
K 91 Josh Bryan Fr
K 98 Harrison Leonard Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 17, 2021

Game summaries[edit]

at Florida State[edit]

Notre Dame at Florida State
(Rivalry)
1 234OTTotal
No. 9 Fighting Irish 7 102103 41
Seminoles 7 76180 38
        
Pregame line Over/under
ND –7.0 53.5[13]
Statistics Notre Dame Florida State
First downs 17 19
Total yards 431 442
Rushing yards 65 264
Passing yards 366 178
Turnovers 1 3
Time of possession 30:35 29:25
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 26/35, 366 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 18 carries, 42 yards
Receiving Michael Mayer 9 receptions, 120 yards, 1 TD
Florida State Passing Jordan Travis 9/19, 130 yards, 2 TDs, 3 INT
Rushing Jashaun Corbin 15 carries, 144 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Keyshawn Helton 4 receptions, 53 yards

Toledo[edit]

Toledo at Notre Dame
1 234Total
Rockets 6 10013 29
No. 8 Fighting Irish 7 7018 32
        
Pregame line Over/under
ND –16.5 55.5[14]
Statistics Toledo Notre Dame
First downs 16 27
Total yards 353 449
Rushing yards 132 132
Passing yards 221 317
Turnovers 2 4
Time of possession 30:04 29:56
Team Category Player Statistics
Toledo Passing Carter Bradley 17/27, 213 yards
Rushing Bryant Koback 21 carries, 122 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Devin Maddox 9 receptions, 135 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 21/33, 239 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 16 carries, 78 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 7 receptions, 81 yards, 2 TDs

Purdue[edit]

Purdue at Notre Dame
(Shillelagh Trophy)
1 234Total
Boilermakers 3 0100 13
No. 12 Fighting Irish 0 10710 27
    
Pregame line Over/under
ND –7.5 58.5[15]
Statistics Purdue Notre Dame
First downs 19 16
Total yards 348 343
Rushing yards 57 120
Passing yards 291 223
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 34:11 25:49
Team Category Player Statistics
Purdue Passing Jack Plummer 25/36, 187 yards, 1 TD
Rushing King Doerue 10 carries, 45 yards
Receiving Jackson Anthrop 7 receptions, 90 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 15/31, 223 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Kyren Williams 12 carries, 91 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Avery Davis 5 receptions, 120 yards, 1 TD

vs. No. 18 Wisconsin[edit]

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin
(Shamrock Series / Big Noon Kickoff / College GameDay)
1 234Total
No. 18 Badgers 3 073 13
No. 12 Fighting Irish 0 10031 41
  • Date: September 25, 2021
  • Location: Soldier Field
    Chicago, IL
  • Game start: 11:04 a.m. CDT
  • Elapsed time: 4 hours and 7 minutes
  • Game attendance: 59,571
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 °F (17 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: W 11 MPH
  • Referee: Michael Cannon
  • TV announcers (Fox): Gus Johnson (play–by–play), Joel Klatt (analyst) and Jenny Taft (sideline)
      
Pregame line Over/under
WIS –6 43.5[16]
Statistics Wisconsin Notre Dame
First downs 16 17
Total yards 318 242
Rushing yards 78 3
Passing yards 240 239
Turnovers 3 3
Time of possession 28:24 31:36

For this season's Shamrock Series, Notre Dame kept with tradition by donning special uniforms. The team wore its usual gold helmet that featured four stars on the back of the helmet, which honors the Chicago flag. The school's blue uniform had sleeves featuring two gold stripes, which resemble the rivers and waterways represented on Chicago's flag. The all-white numbers are block slab-serif, which represent the "City of Broad Shoulders". The back collar of the uniform displays Notre Dame's mission statement, which is to "Graduate Champions". The pants are a nod to the Fighting Irish team that played the first football game at Soldier Field in 1924, the same year the university won its first championship. The pants are gold, with two blue lines with a white line in the middle, running down the side of the leg.[17]

With this victory, Brian Kelly became the winningest coach in Notre Dame history with victory number 106, surpassing Knute Rockne in his 12th season with the Fighting Irish.[18]

Team Category Player Statistics
Wisconsin Passing Graham Mertz 18/41, 240 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs
Rushing Chez Mellusi 18 carries, 54 yards
Receiving Kendric Pryor 6 receptions, 69 yards, 1 TD
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 15/29, 158 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Kyren Williams 18 carries, 33 yards
Receiving Kevin Austin Jr. 6 receptions, 76 yards, 2 TDs

No. 7 Cincinnati[edit]

Cincinnati at Notre Dame
1 234Total
No. 7 Bearcats 0 1707 24
No. 9 Fighting Irish 0 076 13
   
Pregame line Over/under
CIN –2 50.5[19]
Statistics Cincinnati Notre Dame
First downs 16 19
Total yards 390 341
Rushing yards 93 84
Passing yards 297 257
Turnovers 4 2
Time of possession 28:10 31:50
Team Category Player Statistics
Cincinnati Passing Desmond Ridder 19/32, 297 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Jerome Ford 17 carries, 71 yards
Receiving Alec Pierce 6 receptions, 144 yards
Notre Dame Passing Drew Pyne 9/22, 143 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Kyren Williams 13 carries, 45 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 8 receptions, 93 yards

at Virginia Tech[edit]

Notre Dame at Virginia Tech
1 234Total
No. 14 Fighting Irish 0 14711 32
Hokies 7 697 29
  • Date: October 9, 2021
  • Location: Lane Stadium
    Blacksburg, VA
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours, 33 minutes
  • Game attendance: 65,632
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C) • Weather: Cloudy • Wind: NE 0 MPH
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Dave O'Brien (play–by–play), Tim Hasselbeck (analyst) and Kelsey Riggs (sideline)


   


  


  
Pregame line Over/under
ND –1 47[20]
Statistics Notre Dame Virginia Tech
First downs 21 21
Total yards 401 321
Rushing yards 180 134
Passing yards 221 187
Turnovers 2 2
Time of possession 28:36 31:24
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Tyler Buchner 6/14, 113 yards, TD, 2 INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 19 carries, 81 yards, TD
Receiving Kevin Austin Jr. 3 receptions, 70 yards
Virginia Tech Passing Braxton Burmeister 15/30, 184 yards, INT
Rushing Braxton Burmeister 10 carries, 49 yards, TD
Receiving Tre Turner 6 receptions, 80 yards

USC[edit]

USC at No. 13 Notre Dame
(Jeweled Shillelagh)
1 234Total
Trojans 0 3013 16
No. 13 Fighting Irish 7 1077 31


  



  
Pregame line Over/under
ND –7.5 60
Statistics USC Notre Dame
First downs 25 26
Total yards 428 383
Rushing yards 129 170
Passing yards 299 213
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 28:37 31:23
Team Category Player Statistics
USC Passing Kedon Slovis 27/37, 299 yards, INT
Rushing Keaontay Lewis 24 carries, 138 yards, TD
Receiving Drake London 15 receptions, 171 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 20/28, 189 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 25 carries, 138 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Lorenzo Styles Jr. 3 receptions, 57 yards

North Carolina[edit]

North Carolina at Notre Dame
(Rivalry)
1 234Total
Tar Heels 0 13147 34
No. 11 Fighting Irish 7 101413 44


    


   


   
Pregame line Over/under
ND –3.5 63
Statistics North Carolina Notre Dame
First downs 28 26
Total yards 554 523
Rushing yards 213 293
Passing yards 341 230
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 30:15 29:45
Team Category Player Statistics
North Carolina Passing Sam Howell 24/31, 341 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Sam Howell 18 carries, 91 yards, TD
Receiving Josh Downs 10 receptions, 142 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 16/24, 213 yards, TD
Rushing Kyren Williams 22 carries, 199 yards, TD
Receiving Lorenzo Styles Jr. 3 receptions, 74 yards

Navy[edit]

Navy at No. 10 Notre Dame
(Rip Miller Trophy)
1 234Total
Midshipmen 3 030 6
No. 10 Fighting Irish 0 17017 34


  



  
Pregame line Over/under
-21.0 48
Statistics Navy Notre Dame
First downs 11 21
Total yards 184 430
Rushing yards 166 150
Passing yards 18 280
Turnovers 0 0
Time of possession 34:33 25:27
Team Category Player Statistics
Navy Passing Xavier Arline 1/2, 18 yards
Rushing Isaac Ruoss 22 carries, 73 yards
Receiving Jayden Umbarger 1 reception, 18 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 23/29, 269 yards, TD
Rushing Kieran Williams 17 carries, 95 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Kevin Austin Jr. 6 receptions, 139 yards, TD

at Virginia[edit]

Notre Dame at Virginia
1 234Total
No. 9 Fighting Irish 7 1470 28
Cavaliers 0 003 3


 



Pregame line Over/under
ND –9.0 62
Statistics Notre Dame Virginia
First downs 22 17
Total yards 423 278
Rushing yards 249 82
Passing yards 174 196
Turnovers 2 2
Time of possession 29:41 30:19
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 15/20, 132 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 14 carries, 70 yards, TD
Receiving Michael Mayer 7 receptions, 84 yards, TD
Virginia Passing Jay Woolfolk 18/33, 196 yards, 2 INT
Rushing Mike Hollins 9 carries, 44 yards
Receiving Keytaon Thompson 9 receptions, 110 yards

Georgia Tech[edit]

Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
(Rivalry)
1 234Total
Georgia Tech 0 000 0
• No. 8 Notre Dame 24 21100 55
   


  


 


Pregame line Over/under
ND –18 58.0
Statistics Georgia Tech Notre Dame
First downs 11 23
Total yards 224 514
Rushing yards 128 212
Passing yards 96 302
Turnovers 2 0
Time of possession 30:39 29:21
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Tech Passing Jordan Yates 14/28, 96 yards, INT
Rushing Jahmyr Gibbs 12 carries, 58 yards
Receiving Malachi Carter 3 receptions, 89 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 15/20, 285 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Tyler Buchner 5 carries, 67 yards
Receiving Kevin Austin Jr. 2 receptions, 89 yards

at Stanford[edit]

Notre Dame at Stanford
(Legends Trophy)
1 234Total
No. 6 Fighting Irish 7 17714 45
Cardinal 0 077 14
  • Date: November 27, 2021
  • Location: Stanford Stadium
    Palo Alto, CA
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
  • Game attendance: 31,571
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: NW 3 MPH
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV announcers (FOX): Joe Davis (play-by-play) & Brock Huard (analyst)


  


 


  
Pregame line Over/under
ND –21.0 53.0
Statistics Notre Dame Stanford
First downs 26 11
Total yards 509 227
Rushing yards 168 55
Passing yards 341 172
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 34:10 25:50
Team Category Player Statistics
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 26/35, 345 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Kyren Williams 19 carries, 74 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Kevin Austin Jr. 6 carries, 125 yards
Stanford Passing Tanner McKee 20/25, 172 yards, TD
Rushing Austin Jones 9 carries, 35 yards, TD
Receiving Benjamin Yurosek 5 receptions, 87 yards, TD

vs. Oklahoma State (Fiesta Bowl)[edit]

Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State
(PlayStation Fiesta Bowl)
1 234Total
• No. 5 Fighting Irish 7 7176 37
No. 9 Cowboys 14 1407 35
  


  


  


  
Pregame line Over/under
OSU –1.0 45.0
Statistics Oklahoma State Notre Dame
First downs 34 27
Total yards 605 551
Rushing yards 234 42
Passing yards 371 509
Turnovers 2 2
Time of possession 29:06 30:54
Team Category Player Statistics
Oklahoma State Passing Spencer Sanders 34/51, 371 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Spencer Sanders 17 carries, 125 yards
Receiving Brennan Presley 10 receptions, 137 yards
Notre Dame Passing Jack Coan 38/68, 509 yards, 5 TD, INT
Rushing Logan Diggs 9 carries, 29 yards
Receiving Lorenzo Styles Jr. 8 receptions, 136 yards, TD

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