Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. 2000-2001 Roster; 2001-2002 Roster; ... 2003-2004 Roster. Now, though? And we went out and we took it from them.". The Patriots' win last week in Miami subtly exorcised one demon because of the baseball field still exposed at Pro Player Stadium. Brennan Turner (’05) Dustin MacDonald Denis Chisholm (’04) All Players Table; Pos Player AP1 PB St CarAV Ht Wt Yrs NFL Draft (tm/rnd/yr) AFL Draft (tm/rnd/yr) DE: Victor Abiamiri: College Stats: 0: 0: 0: 5: 6-4: 267: 3: 2007-2009: Philadelphia Eagles / … Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Sunday, October 18, 6:54AM. A dominant running game can work wonders when quarterback play underwhelms an opposing defense. It was once unthinkable to put Boston College atop the list of Notre Dame's historic rivals. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. The loaded defense hasn't missed a beat. Cole McLean He took the job from Carlyle Holiday after the older quarterback's struggles overshadowed his opening game against Washington State, but he lacks the polish he'll eventually obtain. Establishing the ground game is going to be imperative for both teams. It's a role reversal, but it's a way to claim equal status in this rivalry, once and for all. It exposed the holes in the Irish offense, and Notre Dame scored 20 points combined in its last two games against USC and NC State, both blowout losses. He's assumed the mantle the team hoped he would this year, especially after St. Pierre graduated, and his steady hand now gets set for another year against his hated rival. The 2003 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2003 NCAA Division I-A football season. Few things quell the pain from that series loss, but other rivalries are doing a good job. This game is the perfect opportunity for me to completely avoid watching the World Series tonight. Travis Martell They beat Penn State, which was a nice surprise given the long history of those from the independent days, but last week's loss to Syracuse hurt. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. College Athletics; SAT & ACT Testing; SAT & ACT Schedule; NCAA Brochure; Previous Rosters. Navy hasn't beaten Notre Dame since the stone age, but Fighting Irish fans probably still consider the Midshipmen a bigger rival than they do BC. I am still not okay with this fact of life and probably never will be. The 2002 Holy War will forever remain a seminal shift in the balance of power between Boston College and Notre Dame. Pat Wilmot, Coach Rene Lemire Jeff Kielbratowski (’03) It fired me up to another level, as a fan, so I can only imagine what it felt like for the players to see it on the field. The Eagles can swashbuckle into this week's game, even if they know not to get caught up in the emotion of it all. Sure, the New England Patriots lifted me last weekend when Tom Brady fired that long ball to Troy Brown in overtime, but you have to understand how much beating the Yankees at Yankee Stadium would have meant to this region. Brock Higgins Nine days ago, my beloved Boston Red Sox were five outs away from exorcising generational demons. WIAA Division 3 Playoffs: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Earlier this season, he destroyed Pittsburgh with 262 yards and two touchdowns, not coincidentally the last time Notre Dame won a game. Visit Notre Dame's Team Preview. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. All rights reserved. He gained 107 yards against BC last year in South Bend, and he hasn't come close to that number since gaining 98 yards against Washington State. He didn't throw a pick against USC, but he also failed to hit 50 percent of his attempts or 200 yards. The Eagles, meanwhile, are chugging along with a standard season. Template:2003 Division I-A independents football standings. Andrew Gordon (’04) "(Notre Dame) gave me the ball a couple of times, (and) it was kind of picturesque. Join our linker program. Big … 2003 Notre Dame Statistics. Derrick Knight is the Division I-A leader in rushing and is poised to go over 1,000 yards for a second consecutive season. It's very rare to see a Fighting Irish team without the same pop as the years of old, and it's an indication of just how far this season fell from the ranks of other great years. He threw for 297 yards against Purdue, but his completion percentage sagged under 50 percent with four interceptions. 2000-2001 Roster; 2001-2002 Roster; ... 2002-2003 Roster. My brother was born on the day Bucky Dent hit the home run in 1978 (true story). The season was punctuated by a pair of three-game losing streaks and ugly blowout losses against Michigan, USC and Florida State. It's easy to say that in hindsight, but the scattered turf around the Ireland Trophy says otherwise. "One of their players said to me, 'Not today, it ain't happening today.' Quinton Porter isn't quite Brian St. Pierre, but Derrick Knight more than makes up for it. We present them here for purely educational purposes.