SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame's sports information department spoke with former NCAA statistics staffer and Fighting Irish historian Steve Boda, who passed along this interesting note related to the pair of weather delays in this past Saturday's opener against South Florida:
As a postscript to Saturday, Steve says the closest a Notre Dame game came to being postponed by weather was the 1923 season finale at St. Louis University. The game was played on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 29). There was a drenching, non-stop rain that day and the field was ankle-deep in mud. Knute Rockne proposed the game be postponed until the following day, but there already were 9,000 fans in attendance and St. Louis did not agree. The game went on as scheduled, Notre Dame won 13-0 and Steve says there were 22 fumbles in the game.
And some of you thought Rockne never would have approved of Saturday's breaks in the action.