When was the last time ND pulled off a legitimate upset?

Author: knuterockne13 (3108 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 4:18 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I'm trying to wrack my brain and think of a game where ND was an 8+ point underdog and pulled it off. When I was growing up there were many games that were labeled "Notre Dame moments" where ND pulled off the completely unexpected. Just wanted to hear what the board thinks. When do you think was ND's last big upset?

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Maybe Oklahoma 2012? And weren't we about 7 pt underdogs both times against LSU?

Author: THEISMANCARR (8889 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 12:15 am on Dec 4, 2018

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Author: Napoleon (2437 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 10:06 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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Author: Napoleon (2437 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 10:07 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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Many think beating Michifuck was an upset this year.....

Author: faircatchcorby (5695 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 9:46 pm on Dec 3, 2018

especially Michifuck fans.

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This got me thinking about the Georgia spread last year, so I looked it up. We opened at -6.

Author: Rocket91 (4997 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:12 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Crazy to think about now.

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Notre Dame only been double digit dogs four times in the Kelly era. He is 1-3.

Author: Rocket91 (4997 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:56 pm on Dec 3, 2018

2012 OU, 2012 Bama, 2013 at Stanford, 2016 at USC

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2014 LSU 8.5 underdogs

Author: whatsamataU (15951 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:42 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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The better we have gotten, the less opportunities we have had.

Author: BaronVonZemo (21624 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 6:55 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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NDNation called, they want to know when you'll be home for dinner tonight.

Author: BaronVonZemo (21624 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 6:19 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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That right there is hilarious.

Author: faircatchcorby (5695 Posts - Joined: Jan 26, 2011)

Posted at 9:47 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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And what is the problem with this post?

Author: knuterockne13 (3108 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 6:46 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I was polling the board to see everyone else's opinion on what they felt was the last big upset for ND. Just a simple conversation starter during December. Nothing more, nothing less.

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Header seemed negative. When was the last time Alabama pulled off a legitimate upset?

Author: BaronVonZemo (21624 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 6:51 pm on Dec 3, 2018

But, I can see from your response that you didn’t mean it the same way as NDNation traitors do, so I am sorry for associating you with them.

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Really?

Author: knuterockne13 (3108 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 6:55 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I was wondering today, if ND pulls off the W against Clemson, where does that rank in recent history? That's why I posed the question. I started thinking back to the most recent upsets. Like the other posters that responded, 2012 Oklahoma came to mind first, but I could not recall the point spread. But hey man, if you think that's negative, so be it.

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Again, I believe you, but we live in an era where whiny bitches have websites.

Author: BaronVonZemo (21624 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 7:18 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Glad to hear you aren’t one of them, and sorry for grouping you with them.

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Got it. No worries.

Author: knuterockne13 (3108 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 7:24 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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I can see where it prompted the thought. Hopefully December 29th is the next.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15179 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 7:14 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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I assume we were dogs for Stanford this year and LSU in the bowl game? What were the spreads?

Author: NDavenue (2780 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:05 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Other than that, Oklahoma in 2012.

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line on LSU was no more than 3.5.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15179 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:28 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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We were favorites against Stanford.

Author: knuterockne13 (3108 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 5:13 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I can't remember what the spread was against LSU. The only game this year we were underdogs was Michigan. (+2.5)

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How about the last time we beat the spread by more than 10? Lol. USC & NC State last year?

Author: NDavenue (2780 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:24 pm on Dec 3, 2018

There are probably several of those.

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How big a line constitutes an "legitimate upset" for you? A touchdown favorite?

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15179 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:32 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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you should read my post

Author: knuterockne13 (3108 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 4:46 pm on Dec 3, 2018

I used 8+ as a benchmark

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My fault, you had it there. I didn't view the message.

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15179 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 4:56 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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at Oklahoma in 2012 i think

Author: irish93 (744 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2009)

Posted at 4:25 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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We were ranked 5 and they were ranked 8 at that point. I think they may have been a 7 point favorite

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15179 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:03 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Michigan State was a 6 point favorite in 2012 at ND.

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Oklahoma started at -9.5 and it grew to -11 (or higher some places)

Author: Mayes1 (456 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:57 pm on Dec 3, 2018

Earlier in the 2012 season, Michigan State was -5 when it hosted ND.

Going further back, Utah was -5.5 when it took on 4-5 Notre Dame (coming off the Tulsa loss) during Brian Kelly's first season in 2010. Utah had been ranked #6 and just suffered its first loss to #4 TCU.

More recently, LSU was -7 in the 2014 Music City Bowl.


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OU was favored by 11.5.

Author: Napoleon (2437 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 5:48 pm on Dec 3, 2018
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Fair enough. That's the one then. I knew it was higher than it should be given the rankings...

Author: TakethetrainKnute (15179 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:51 pm on Dec 3, 2018

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