The home finale for the 2013 Irish football season was the coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium in 22 years.
The gametime temperature was 26 degrees, making it the coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since the 1991 Navy game. That game produced a gametime temperature of 24 degrees.
It was 27 degrees for the 2008 loss to Syracuse.
The game also marked the first game the Irish played in the snow since the famed "Snow Bowl" game in 1992. It was the 17th snow-involved game in Irish history. Notre Dame is now 13-1-3 all-time in snow games.
The snow and freezing temperatures did not stop Notre Dame fans from braving the elements for Saturday’s game, but of course they were prepared.
They had their thermals on, long jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, the works. The key word used Saturday was layers. Everyone was talking about how many layers they had on and continued to add through the day.
But, it wasn't just layers that kept these guys warm, it was their food. Folks had grills running, cider heating and chili cooking. Nothing was going to keep them from tailgating for the last home game.
Now, the stadium was not completely full at the beginning of the game and a good portion left at half time. It’s safe to say the snow is to blame for that.