The Big Quiz On Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football

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  • 1. 

    Freshmen and sophomores scored how many of Notre Dame's 32 touchdowns in the 2008 regular season?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      23

    • D.

      29

    Correct Answer
    B. 26
    Explanation
    In the 2008 regular season, freshmen and sophomores scored a total of 26 touchdowns for Notre Dame.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the only Notre Dame senior to play in the 2009 Senior Bowl?

    • A.

      Mike Turkovich

    • B.

      Pat Kuntz

    • C.

      David Bruton

    • D.

      Maurice Crum, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    C. David Bruton
    Explanation
    David Bruton was the only Notre Dame senior to play in the 2009 Senior Bowl. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 3. 

    Notre Dame's 38-3 loss in 2008 extended their losing streak to USC to how many games?

    • A.

      Seven

    • B.

      Eleven

    • C.

      Five

    • D.

      Nine

    Correct Answer
    A. Seven
    Explanation
    Notre Dame's 38-3 loss in 2008 extended their losing streak to USC to seven games. This means that Notre Dame had lost seven consecutive games against USC leading up to the 2008 match.

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  • 4. 

    For the second straight year, which player was the Notre Dame Lineman of the Year in 2008?

    • A.

      Mike Turkovich

    • B.

      Harrison Smith

    • C.

      Justin Brown

    • D.

      Pat Kuntz

    Correct Answer
    D. Pat Kuntz
    Explanation
    Pat Kuntz was named the Notre Dame Lineman of the Year in 2008 for the second consecutive year. This suggests that he was a standout player on the Notre Dame football team and consistently performed at a high level. It is likely that Kuntz displayed exceptional skills and contributed significantly to the team's success, earning him this prestigious award for two years in a row.

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  • 5. 

    Which sophomore led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in rushing in 2008?

    • A.

      Jonas Gray

    • B.

      Armando Allen

    • C.

      Robert Hughes

    • D.

      James Aldridge

    Correct Answer
    B. Armando Allen
    Explanation
    Armando Allen led the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in rushing in 2008.

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  • 6. 

    Who led Notre Dame in receiving yards in 2008 including 177 yards in the Hawaii Bowl?

    • A.

      David Grimes

    • B.

      Michael Floyd

    • C.

      Golden Tate

    • D.

      Kyle Rudolph

    Correct Answer
    C. Golden Tate
    Explanation
    Golden Tate led Notre Dame in receiving yards in 2008, including 177 yards in the Hawaii Bowl.

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  • 7. 

    Jimmy Clausen's 3,172 yards passing and 25 TD passes in 2008 ranked where in Notre Dame history?

    • A.

      Third

    • B.

      Fifth

    • C.

      Ninth

    • D.

      Seventh

    Correct Answer
    A. Third
    Explanation
    Jimmy Clausen's 3,172 yards passing and 25 TD passes in 2008 ranked third in Notre Dame history. This means that only two other quarterbacks in the history of Notre Dame football have thrown for more yards or more touchdown passes in a single season than Clausen did in 2008.

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  • 8. 

    Which long time rival shut out Notre Dame 17-0 in 2008?

    • A.

      Boston College Eagles

    • B.

      Purdue Boilermakers

    • C.

      Stanford Cardinal

    • D.

      Navy Midshipmen

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston College Eagles
    Explanation
    In 2008, the Boston College Eagles shut out Notre Dame with a score of 17-0, making them the long-time rival that achieved this victory.

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  • 9. 

    Navy ended a losing streak of how many games against Notre Dame with a 46-44 win in 2007?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      23

    • C.

      33

    • D.

      43

    Correct Answer
    D. 43
    Explanation
    In 2007, Navy ended a losing streak of 43 games against Notre Dame with a 46-44 win. This means that Navy had not won a game against Notre Dame in 43 consecutive matches before this victory.

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  • 10. 

    Notre Dame opened the 2007 season with how many losses for the first time in school history?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Five

    Correct Answer
    D. Five
    Explanation
    Notre Dame opened the 2007 season with five losses, which was the first time in school history that they had started a season with that many losses. This suggests that prior to 2007, Notre Dame had never had such a poor start to a season, making it a significant and noteworthy occurrence for the school.

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  • 11. 

    What record did Notre Dame have in 2007, their worst ever despite winning the last two games?

    • A.

      8-May

    • B.

      9-Mar

    • C.

      8-Apr

    • D.

      7-May

    Correct Answer
    B. 9-Mar
    Explanation
    In 2007, Notre Dame had a record of 9 losses and only 3 wins, making it their worst season ever. Despite this, they managed to win their last two games, which shows that they were able to finish the season on a positive note despite their overall poor performance.

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  • 12. 

    Which fifth-year senior was Notre Dame MVP in 2007 and an Academic All-American?

    • A.

      Tom Zbikowski

    • B.

      Trevor Laws

    • C.

      John Carlson

    • D.

      John Sullivan

    Correct Answer
    B. Trevor Laws
    Explanation
    Trevor Laws was named Notre Dame MVP in 2007 and was also recognized as an Academic All-American.

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  • 13. 

    Which Academic All-American led Notre Dame in receiving in 2007?

    • A.

      John Carlson

    • B.

      David Grimes

    • C.

      Robby Parris

    • D.

      Duval Kamara

    Correct Answer
    A. John Carlson
    Explanation
    John Carlson is the correct answer because he led Notre Dame in receiving in 2007. This means that he had the highest number of receiving yards or receptions among all the players on the team during that year.

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  • 14. 

    Which Notre Dame player was among the semifinalists for the 2007 Thorpe Best Defensive Back Award?

    • A.

      Darrin Walls

    • B.

      Tom Zbikowski

    • C.

      Kyle McCarthy

    • D.

      David Bruton

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Zbikowski
    Explanation
    Tom Zbikowski was among the semifinalists for the 2007 Thorpe Best Defensive Back Award.

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  • 15. 

    Which team beat Notre Dame 38-0 in 2007 but lost to them 51-0 in 1966?

    • A.

      UCLA Bruins

    • B.

      Michigan Wolverines

    • C.

      Purdue Boilermakers

    • D.

      USC Trojans

    Correct Answer
    D. USC Trojans
    Explanation
    In 2007, the USC Trojans beat Notre Dame with a score of 38-0. However, in 1966, they lost to Notre Dame with a score of 51-0. This suggests that the USC Trojans had a significant change in performance over the years, going from a dominant victory to a devastating defeat against Notre Dame.

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