Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football: Quiz!

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  • 1. 

    Which one of the following NFL quarterbacks did not attend Notre Dame?

    • A.

      Chuck Long

    • B.

      Joe Theismann

    • C.

      Joe Montana

    • D.

      Steve Beuerlein

    Correct Answer
    A. Chuck Long
    Explanation
    Chuck Long is the correct answer because he is the only NFL quarterback listed who did not attend Notre Dame. Joe Theismann, Joe Montana, and Steve Beuerlein all attended Notre Dame and played football there before going on to have successful careers in the NFL. Therefore, Chuck Long is the only quarterback on the list who did not attend Notre Dame.

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  • 2. 

    Which is NFL running back never attended the University of Notre Dame?

    • A.

      Alonzo Highsmith

    • B.

      Allen Pinkett

    • C.

      Ricky Watters

    • D.

      Jerome Bettis

    Correct Answer
    A. Alonzo Highsmith
    Explanation
    Alonzo Highsmith is the correct answer because he is the only NFL running back listed who never attended the University of Notre Dame. Allen Pinkett, Ricky Watters, and Jerome Bettis all played college football at Notre Dame before entering the NFL.

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  • 3. 

    How many members of the Notre Dame football program were picked in the 2007 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Four

    • B.

      One

    • C.

      Nine

    • D.

      Seven

    Correct Answer
    D. Seven
    Explanation
    In the 2007 NFL Draft, seven members of the Notre Dame football program were picked.

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  • 4. 

    What was Charlie Weis' record in his first year as Notre Dame's head football coach?

    • A.

      3-Aug

    • B.

      5-Jun

    • C.

      2-Sep

    • D.

      Nov-00

    Correct Answer
    C. 2-Sep
    Explanation
    In his first year as Notre Dame's head football coach, Charlie Weis had a record of 2 wins and 9 losses.

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  • 5. 

    Who coached Notre Dame in the 2004 Insight Bowl four weeks after Ty Willingham was fired?

    • A.

      Kent Baer

    • B.

      Charlie Weis

    • C.

      Bill Diedrick

    • D.

      Kevin White

    Correct Answer
    A. Kent Baer
    Explanation
    Kent Baer coached Notre Dame in the 2004 Insight Bowl four weeks after Ty Willingham was fired.

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  • 6. 

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost to which #1-ranked football team in overtime in 2000?

    • A.

      Boston College Eagles

    • B.

      Ohio Buckeyes

    • C.

      Nebraska Cornhuskers

    • D.

      USC Trojans

    Correct Answer
    C. Nebraska Cornhuskers
    Explanation
    In 2000, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish lost to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in overtime.

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  • 7. 

    Which fifth-ranked team beat 10th-ranked Notre Dame 41-9 in the Jan. 1, 2001, Fiesta Bowl?

    • A.

      Washington Huskies

    • B.

      Oregon State Beavers

    • C.

      Oklahoma Sooners

    • D.

      Texas Longhorns

    Correct Answer
    B. Oregon State Beavers
    Explanation
    In the Jan. 1, 2001, Fiesta Bowl, the Oregon State Beavers, who were ranked fifth, defeated the 10th-ranked Notre Dame with a score of 41-9.

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  • 8. 

    Who led Notre Dame in tackles in 2000 and was the Football News Independent Player of the Year?

    • A.

      Shane Walton

    • B.

      Anthony Denman

    • C.

      Glenn Earl

    • D.

      Tony Driver

    Correct Answer
    B. Anthony Denman
  • 9. 

    Which Notre Dame defensive back returned two fumbles for touchdowns in the 2000 Navy game?

    • A.

      Cliff Jefferson

    • B.

      Deveron Harper

    • C.

      Shane Walton

    • D.

      Tony Driver

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Driver
    Explanation
    In the 2000 Navy game, Tony Driver, a Notre Dame defensive back, returned two fumbles for touchdowns.

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  • 10. 

    Which Big 10 rival beat Notre Dame in 2000 with a last-minute 68-yard TD pass on fourth down?

    • A.

      Purdue Boilermakers

    • B.

      Michigan Wolverines

    • C.

      Michigan State Spartans

    • D.

      Minnesota Gophers

    Correct Answer
    C. Michigan State Spartans
    Explanation
    In 2000, the Michigan State Spartans defeated Notre Dame with a last-minute 68-yard touchdown pass on fourth down. This play allowed the Spartans to secure a victory over their Big 10 rival.

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  • 11. 

    Which top 10-ranking center led the football Fighting Irish in minutes played in 2001?

    • A.

      Dan Santucci

    • B.

      John Sullivan

    • C.

      Jeff Faine

    • D.

      Sean Mahan

    Correct Answer
    C. Jeff Faine
    Explanation
    Jeff Faine is the correct answer because he was a top 10-ranking center for the football Fighting Irish in 2001 and led the team in minutes played.

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  • 12. 

    Which Notre Dame linebacker missed the 2003 season after being watch-listed for the Butkus Award?

    • A.

      Derek Curry

    • B.

      Mike Goolsby

    • C.

      Garron Bible

    • D.

      Brandon Hoyte

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Goolsby
    Explanation
    Mike Goolsby missed the 2003 season after being watch-listed for the Butkus Award.

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  • 13. 

    Notre Dame's 2004 loss to USC broke a streak of how many games won when a turnover isn't committed?

    • A.

      27

    • B.

      41

    • C.

      34

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    B. 41
  • 14. 

    Brady Quinn completed passes to how many different Notre Dame players in 2004, the most since 1962?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    C. 20
    Explanation
    In 2004, Brady Quinn completed passes to 20 different Notre Dame players, which was the highest number since 1962. This indicates that Quinn had a wide range of targets and was able to distribute the ball effectively among his teammates. It showcases his ability to read the field and make accurate throws to various receivers, contributing to the success of the Notre Dame offense that season.

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  • 15. 

    What school Bowl record did Notre Dame not break in beating Hawaii 49-21 in the 2008 Hawaii Bowl?

    • A.

      Total Offense

    • B.

      Points Scored

    • C.

      Longest Run

    • D.

      Longest Pass

    Correct Answer
    C. Longest Run
    Explanation
    In the 2008 Hawaii Bowl, Notre Dame broke the records for total offense, points scored, and longest pass. However, they did not break the record for the longest run. This means that while they had a successful game overall, they were not able to achieve the longest run during the game.

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  • 16. 

    Jimmy Clausen passed for how many yards in the 2008 Hawaii Bowl to set a Notre Dame Bowl record?

    • A.

      401

    • B.

      371

    • C.

      341

    • D.

      311

    Correct Answer
    A. 401
    Explanation
    In the 2008 Hawaii Bowl, Jimmy Clausen passed for 401 yards, which set a Notre Dame Bowl record. This means that Clausen threw the football for a total of 401 yards during the game, surpassing any previous Notre Dame player's performance in a bowl game.

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  • 17. 

    In 2008, who was the first Notre Dame defensive back to record over 100 tackles in a season?

    • A.

      David Gruton

    • B.

      Bobert Blanton

    • C.

      Kyle McCarthy

    • D.

      Raeshon McNeil

    Correct Answer
    C. Kyle McCarthy
    Explanation
    Kyle McCarthy was the first Notre Dame defensive back to record over 100 tackles in a season in 2008. This indicates that he had a significant impact on the team's defense during that season. It showcases his skill and ability to make tackles, which is a crucial aspect of a defensive back's role. McCarthy's achievement in surpassing 100 tackles demonstrates his effectiveness in stopping opposing players and contributing to the team's success on the defensive side of the game.

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  • 18. 

    Who rushed for 488 yards in 2007 for Notre Dame, a team-high?

    • A.

      Travis Thomas

    • B.

      James Aldridge

    • C.

      Robert Hughes

    • D.

      Armando Allen

    Correct Answer
    B. James Aldridge
    Explanation
    James Aldridge rushed for 488 yards in 2007 for Notre Dame, which was a team-high.

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  • 19. 

    Which Notre Dame player was not selected for the Senior Bowl after the 2006 season?

    • A.

      Derek Landri

    • B.

      Ryan Harris

    • C.

      Victor Abiamiri

    • D.

      Rhema McKnight

    Correct Answer
    A. Derek Landri
    Explanation
    Derek Landri was not selected for the Senior Bowl after the 2006 season.

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  • 20. 

    Who capped a late Notre Dame rally with a TD interception to beat Michigan State 40-37 in 2006?

    • A.

      Chinedum Ndukwe

    • B.

      Mike Richardson

    • C.

      Terrail Lambert

    • D.

      Maurice Crum

    Correct Answer
    C. Terrail Lambert
    Explanation
    Terrail Lambert capped a late Notre Dame rally with a TD interception to beat Michigan State 40-37 in 2006.

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