5 Teams Notre Dame Has Shockingly Never Defeated

By David Hayes
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these five teams in program history.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team has surprisingly never defeated any of these five teams in program history. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are among the top of college football's most elite and storied programs, and you don't get a seat at that kind of table without earning it over sustained periods of success against a wide variety of opponents.

With countless player and coaching talents passing through South Bend for more than a century, one would think the Fighting Irish have pulled at least one over each of their opponents somewhere down the line. Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the full list of FBS opponents Notre Dame has surprisingly never beaten.

Teams Notre Dame Has Never Beaten

*Note: All opponents included below are limited to current FBS programs that have played Notre Dame at least once.

5. South Florida (USF) Bulls

The USF Bulls football team's helmet.
The USF Bulls football team's helmet. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Sept. 3, 2011
Final Score: USF 23 | Notre Dame 20

4. Tulsa Hurricane

The Tulsa Hurricane football team's helmet.
The Tulsa Hurricane football team's helmet. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Oct. 30, 2010
Final Score: Tulsa 28 | Notre Dame 27

3. UConn Huskies

The UConn Huskies football team's helmet.
The UConn Huskies football team's helmet. / Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-1-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Nov. 21, 2009
Final Score: UConn 33 | Notre Dame 30

2. Oregon State Beavers

The Oregon State Beavers football team's helmet.
The Oregon State Beavers football team's helmet. / William Mancebo/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-2-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Dec. 28, 2004 (Insight Bowl)
Final Score: Oregon State 38 | Notre Dame 21

1. Georgia Bulldogs

The Georgia Bulldogs football team's helmet.
The Georgia Bulldogs football team's helmet. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

All-Time Series Record: (0-3-0)
Most Recent Meeting: Sept. 21, 2019
Final Score: Georgia 23 | Notre Dame 17


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