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Newsstand: How Notre Dame football has fared wearing green jerseys

Tyler Horka09/15/22
Article written by:On3 imageTyler Horka


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Nick Coleman #24 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after returning an interception 27 yards against the Florida State Seminoles in the first quarter of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on November 10, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Notre Dame will wear green jerseys for the first time in four years Saturday against California. The Fighting Irish are putting a four-game winning streak in green jerseys on the line.

The Irish last wore green against Florida State on senior day in 2018. Notre Dame won, 42-13. The last time Notre Dame lost in green uniform tops was against Michigan in 2021. There is an asterisk associated with that 35-31 defeat in Ann Arbor, though; the jerseys were white with green numbers.

Here’s a look at Notre Dame’s history in uniforms involving green dating back to 1983 courtesy of the Irish’s athletics communications department. The Irish are 9-6 in jerseys with any sort of green on them.

SeasonOpponentSiteW/LFinal ScoreNotes
1983USCSouth BendW27-6
1985USCSouth BendW37-3Changed into green at halftime
1991Florida New OrleansW39-28White jerseys with green numbers; 1992 Sugar Bowl
1994Colorado Tempe, Ariz. L41-241995 Fiesta Bowl
1998Georgia TechJacksonville, Fla.L35-281999 Gator Bowl
2002Boston CollegeSouth BendL14-7
2005USCSouth BendL34-31
2006ArmySouth BendW41-9Senior Day
2007USCSouth BendL38-0
2010ArmyNew YorkW27-3Shamrock Series
2011MichiganAnn Arbor, Mich.L35-31White jerseys with green numbers
2011MarylandWashington D.C.W45-21Shamrock Series
2015Boston CollegeBoston W19-16Shamrock Series
2016ArmySan Antonio, TexasW44-6Shamrock Series
2018Florida StateSouth BendW42-13Senior Day

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