FBS teams Notre Dame has losing record against

As winning a tradition that Notre Dame has, that tradition hasn’t always shined through. In fact, there are some schools that the Irish have lost to more times than they’ve beaten. A few other teams have beaten the Irish the only time they’ve faced them, and still others have more than one victory without having lost at all. Given how big the Irish are in more ways than one, that’s a sense of pride for anyone.

Who are the lucky few that can say with certitude that they have the upper hand on Notre Dame? For our purposes, we’ll narrow it down to the programs currently competing at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Quick shoutout to the teams that never will have to worry about losing this distinction because they either don’t play in the Irish’s division anymore or they no longer exist. Those programs are Yale, Knox, Chicago and Great Lakes Navy.

Now, here are the FBS programs that have true bragging rights over the Irish:


Sep 21, 2019; Athens, GA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Cole Kmet (84) is tackled by Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Divaad Wilson (1) in the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Record vs. Notre Dame: 3-0
Last meeting: Sept. 21, 2019 – Georgia 23, Notre Dame 17

Oregon State

Dec. 28, 2004; Phoenix, AZ USA; Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn is hit as he releases the ball by Oregon State’s Trent Bray in the second half of the 2004 Insight Bowl Dec. 28, 2004 at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Record vs. Notre Dame: 2-0
Last meeting: Dec. 28, 2004 in Insight Bowl – Oregon State 38, Notre Dame 21

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State wide receiver Jaden Bray (85) dives in for a touchdown as Notre Dame linebacker Jack Kiser (24) defends during the first half of the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022,…


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