Sep 012012

Notre Dame’s 50-10 victory over Navy in Dublin, Ireland, marks the third time the Fighting Irish have won a game outside North America. It’s the record for most intercollegiate wins overseas.

College Football Programs with the Most Overseas Victories

Note: Only includes intercollegiate games involving American schools. William & Mary has two victories overseas, but those wins were against international opponents.

Notre Dame (IN)
Overseas Victories: 3
Season Where Opponent Score
1979 Tokyo, Japan Miami (FL) W 40-15
1996 Dublin, Ireland Navy (MD) W 54-27
2012 Dublin, Ireland Navy (MD) W 50-10
Brigham Young (UT)
Overseas Victories: 2
Season Where Opponent Score
1978 Yokohama, Japan Nevada-Las Vegas W 28-24
1987 Melbourne, Australia Colorado St. W 30-26
Clemson (SC)
Overseas Victories: 2
Season Where Opponent Score
1991 Tokyo, Japan Duke (NC) W 33-21
1982 Tokyo, Japan Wake Forest (NC) W 21-17
Grambling St. (LA)
Overseas Victories: 2
Season Where Opponent Score
1976 Tokyo, Japan Morgan St. (MD) W 42-16
1977 Tokyo, Japan Temple (PA) W 35-32


Additional Notes

  • Notre Dame is a perfect 3-0 in overseas games, outscoring their opponents 144-52.
  • Notre Dame/Navy wasn’t the only intercollegiate game played in Ireland this weekend. On Friday night, John Carroll (OH) defeated St. Norbert (WI) 40-3; it was to be the greatest margin of victory in an intercollegiate game overseas until Notre Dame’s 50-10 defeat of Navy today.


Source: Game scores retrieved from College Football Data Warehouse

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