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Notre Dame’s bowl history, BCS history, BCS breakdown

Irish’s bowl record: 15-16

Dec. 29, 2011: Champs Sports Bowl – Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14

Dec. 31, 2010: Sun Bowl – Notre Dame 33, Miami 17

Dec. 24, 2008: Hawaii Bowl – Notre Dame 49, Hawaii 21

Jan. 3, 2007: Sugar Bowl – LSU 41, Notre Dame 14

Jan. 2, 2006: Fiesta Bowl – Ohio St. 34, Notre Dame 20

Dec. 28, 2004: Insight Bowl – Oregon State 38,

Notre Dame 21

Jan. 1, 2003: Gator Bowl – N.C. State 28, Notre Dame 6

Jan. 1, 2001: Fiesta Bowl – Oregon St. 41, Notre Dame 9

Jan. 1, 1999: Gator Bowl – Georgia Tech 35,

Notre Dame 28

Dec. 28, 1997: Independence Bowl – LSU 27,

Notre Dame 9

Jan. 1, 1996: Orange Bowl – Florida State 31,

Notre Dame 26

Jan. 2, 1995: Fiesta Bowl – Colorado 41, Notre Dame 24

Jan. 1, 1994: Cotton Bowl – Notre Dame 24,

Texas A&M 21

Jan. 1, 1993: Cotton Bowl – Notre Dame 28,

Texas A&M 3

Jan. 1, 1992: Sugar Bowl – Notre Dame 39, Florida 28

Jan. 1, 1991: Orange Bowl – Colorado 10, Notre Dame 9

Jan. 1, 1990: Orange Bowl – Notre Dame 21, Colorado 6

Jan. 2, 1989: Fiesta Bowl – Notre Dame 34,

West Virginia 21

Jan. 1, 1988: Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 35,

Notre Dame 10

Dec. 29, 1984: Aloha Bowl – Southern Methodist 27, Notre Dame 20

Dec. 29, 1983: Liberty Bowl – Notre Dame 19,

Boston College 18

Jan. 1, 1981: Sugar Bowl – Georgia 17, Notre Dame 10

Jan. 1, 1979: Cotton Bowl – Notre Dame 35, Houston 34

Jan. 2, 1978: Cotton Bowl – Notre Dame 38, Texas 10

Dec. 27, 1976: Gator Bowl – Notre Dame 20, Penn St. 9

Jan. 1, 1975: Orange Bowl – Notre Dame 13, Alabama 11

Dec. 31, 1973: Sugar Bowl – Notre Dame 24,

Alabama 23

Jan. 1, 1973: Orange Bowl – Nebraska 40, Notre Dame 6

Jan. 1, 1971: Cotton Bowl – Notre Dame 24, Texas 11

Jan. 1, 1970: Cotton Bowl – Texas 21, Notre Dame 17

Jan. 1, 1925: Rose Bowl – Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10

BCS National Championship Bowl Winners

Jan. 9, 2012 – Alabama 21, LSU 0

Jan. 10, 2011 – Auburn 22, Oregon 19

Jan. 7, 2010 – Alabama 37, Texas 21

Jan. 8, 2009 – Florida 24, Oklahoma 14

Jan. 7, 2008 – LSU 38, Ohio State 24

Jan. 8, 2007 – Florida 41, Ohio State 14

BCS Championship Games

Jan. 4, 2006: Rose Bowl – Texas 41, USC-x 38

Jan. 1, 2005: Orange Bowl – USC-x 55, Oklahoma 19

Jan. 4, 2004: Sugar Bowl – LSU 21, Oklahoma 14

Jan. 3, 2003: Fiesta Bowl – Ohio St. 31, Miami 24, 2OT

Jan. 3, 2002: Rose Bowl – Miami 37, Nebraska 14

Jan. 3, 2001: Orange Bowl – Oklahoma 13, Florida St. 2

Jan. 4, 2000: Sugar Bowl – Florida State 46,

Virginia Tech 29

Jan. 4, 1999: Fiesta Bowl – Tennessee 23, Florida St. 16

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BCS National Championship Bowl Matchup

Rushing Offense

CarYdsYdsPg
Alabama5252920224.6
Notre Dame4872430202.5

Passing Offense

AttCpYdsYdsPg
Alabama3001992788214.5
Notre Dame3522052626218.8

Total Offense

PlaysYdsYdsPg
Alabama8255708439.1
Notre Dame8395056421.3

Rushing Defense

CarYdsYdsPg
Alabama421103779.8
Notre Dame351110992.4

Passing Defense

AttCpYdsTdsPts
Alabama36119621617101.56
Notre Dame40624123337105.44

Total Defense

PlaysYdsYdsPg
Alabama7823198246.0
Notre Dame7573442286.8

Net Punting

PuntsAvg YdsRetNet RetAvg
Alabama4643.81511541.4
Notre Dame4840.6107339.0

Punt Returns

NoYdsAvg
Alabama3333610.2
Notre Dame18442.4

Kickoff Returns

NoYdsAvg
Alabama1947224.8
Notre Dame2754120.0

Turnover Margin

Forced Fum IntFum LostInt Thrown
Alabama1117123
Notre Dame71677

Scoring Offense

GPtsAvg
Alabama1350038.5
Notre Dame1232126.8

Scoring Defense

GPtsAvg
Alabama1313910.7
Notre Dame1212410.3

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