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TV Diary: How much do you know about Notre Dame football?

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:01 am

You hardly need me to tell you what to watch tonight. Next to the Super Bowl, the BCS Championship Game: Notre Dame vs. Alabama will be the most-watched program on televisions — at least if you live in the states of Indiana and Alabama.

Pre-game festivities begin at 8 p.m. on ESPN, and the championship showcase begins at 8:20 p.m. on the same channel. The game of the year begins at 8:30 p.m., also on ESPN.

This quiz is for you Notre Dame football fans out there.

1. Who was the last Notre Dame player to win the Heisman Trophy?

2. How many Heisman winners have come from Notre Dame?

3. How many national championships has Notre Dame won?

4. In what bowl game did Notre Dame win its first national championship?

5. In what year did Notre Dame win its first national championship?

6. What did Joe Montana do to combat hypothermia during the 1979 Cotton Bowl against Houston?

7. Joe Theismann lost the Heisman Trophy to this Stanford football player.

8. Who was the first Notre Dame player to win the Heisman Trophy?

9. What was the official mascot of Notre Dame — before the leprechaun?

10. When was Notre Dame founded?

Answers: 1. Tim Brown. 2. Seven. 3. Eleven. 4. Rose Bowl. 5. 1924. 6. Eat chicken noodle soup. 7. Jim Plunkett. 8. Angelo Bertelli. 9. Irish terrier dogs. 10. 1842.