College Football Belt - 1973 Notre Dame at Miami
 

Notre Dame

Fighting Irish ©

Miami

Hurricanes

Played December 1, 1973

at the Orange Bowl

Miami, Florida

  

 

Teams' Belt Records

 

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Notre Dame © 1 4 0 0 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2 0 0 1.000        
Miami, FLA 0                                

 

                            Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Notre Dame

7

17

14

6

44

Miami

0

0

0

0

0

 

Coach Pete Elliot of the Miami Hurricanes must have owed someone at the university a huge favor to take the position of head football coach.  In his first season, his Hurricanes’ team played Texas, Florida State, Oklahoma, Boston College, Houston, Syracuse, West Virginia, Army, Alabama, & Florida; all these before the battle for The Belt with the 5th ranked, 9-0 Notre Dame Fighting Irish of coach Ara Parseghian.  Somewhat surprisingly, they came through to meet the Fighting Irish with 5 wins in the 10 games.  The tough schedule had taken its toll on the Hurricanes & the Fighting Irish dominated the game 44-0 as RB Wayne Bullock rushed for 116 yards with 2 touchdowns.  Bullock scored in the 1st quarter on a 2-yard touchdown run & in the 2nd quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run as the Fighting Irish took control of the game early.  The 1st quarter drive covered 82 yards & was highlighted by a 40-yard run from Notre Dame's RB Art Best.  Miami's missed field goal attempt set-up the 2nd quarter score with the Fighting Irish pushing the lead to 14-0 without throwing a pass.  Notre Dame's QB Tom Clements found WR Pete Demmerle for a 21-yard touchdown pass & PK Bob Thomas connected on a 47-yard field goal as the Fighting Irish took a 24-0 halftime lead.  The 3rd quarter was no different as Notre Dame's RB Eric Penick scored on a 9-yard touchdown run & Clements found Demmerle for a 7-yard touchdown pass for a 38-0 lead heading into the final period.  Fighting Irish's back-up QB Cliff Brown scored the final points for Notre Dame on a 6-yard touchdown run.  Clements finished with 98 yards passing with his 2 touchdowns & the Fighting Irish rushed for 448 yards.  Miami's QB Ed Carney threw for just 72 yards & the Hurricanes' offense was held to 38 yards rushing in the shutout loss.  Notre Dame finished the season 11-0 & claimed the National Championship while the Hurricanes finished 5-6.  Miami would play again for The Belt in 1977.

 

Notre Dame Game Stats Miami Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Wayne Bullock 20 116 2 5.80 Johnny Williams 9 26 0 2.89
Art Best 10 92 0 9.20 Woody Thompson 4 20 0 5.00
Eric Penick 12 69 1 5.75 Alan Reynaud 3 9 0 3.00
Tom Parise 8 63 0 7.88 Coy Hall 1 5 0 5.00
Al Hunter 2 27 0 13.50 Tim Morgan 1 5 0 5.00
Al Samuel 6 25 0 4.17 Henry Radford 1 4 0 4.00
Tom Clements 7 20 0 2.86 Greg Ingram 2 3 0 1.50
Cliff Brown 6 19 1 3.17 Silvio Cardoso 1 2 0 2.00
Ron Goodman 2 13 0 6.50 Walt Sweeting 1 -4 0 -4.00
Willie Townsend 1 4 0 4.00 Ed Carney 5 -14 0 -2.80
          Kary Baker 5 -18 0 -3.60
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Tom Clements 12 6 0 98 2 Ed Carney 12 7 0 72 0
Cliff Brown 2 1 0 28 0 Coy Hall 3 1 1 46 0
            Kary Baker 3 1 1 12 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Pete Demmerle 3 43 2 14.33 Phil August 4 61 0 15.25
Dave Casper 1 35 0 35.00 Silvio Cardoso 1 46 0 46.00
Willie Townsend 1 28 0 28.00 Steve Marcantonio 2 23 0 11.50
Art Best 1 15 0 15.00 Walt Sweeting 1 8 0 8.00
Al Hunter 1 5 0 5.00 Woody Thompson 1 -8 0 -8.00

 

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