BEST LOSSES


1990 #1 NOTRE DAME LOSES AT HOME TO PENN STATE


2005 SPARTY FLAG PLANTED AT MIDFIELD


2006 BUCKEYES DESTROY IRISH IN FIESTA BOWL


OTHERS:


Carnegie Tech 19, Notre Dame 0 (Nov. 27, 1926)
Overconfident Irish coach Knute Rockne skips the trip to Pittsburgh so he can attend the Army-Navy game in Chicago. Notre Dame assistant coach Hunk Anderson follows Rockne's gameplan, but the Tartans dominate from start to finish.

USC 20, Notre Dame 17 (Nov. 28, 1964)
Notre Dame's national title hopes come to an end in its finale when the Irish surrenders a 17-0 halftime lead. The Trojans win it on a Craig Fertig TD pass to Rod Sherman with 1:33 left. 


Boston College 41, Notre Dame 39 (Nov. 20, 1993)
Boston College's David Gordon connects on a 41-yard field goal in the final seconds to dash Notre Dame's national championship hopes.


USC 55, Notre Dame 24 (Nov. 30, 1974)
Notre Dame jumps out to a 24-0 lead against the Trojans before giving up 55 to lose 55-24. (Thanks to Steve Bloom.)

Oregon State 41, Notre Dame 9 (Jan. 1, 2001)
Sixth-ranked Oregon State buried the ghost of its woeful
football past and rattled the spirit of Knute Rockne himself Monday. Two years removed from their 28th consecutive losing season, an NCAA record, the Beavers capped their best season in school history with a 41-9 victory against No. 10 Notre Dame in the 30th Fiesta Bowl. The loss was the second worst in the Irish's storied 23-game bowl history. (Thanks to Bryan Laing.)


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