Faculty and staff were treated to complimentary football tickets to the final Notre Dame Football home game. The Irish took on and beat Syracuse, 45-21. Tickets were made available to employees and those in their immediate household. Families braved temperatures in the 30s to see Notre Dame win. In an email from Jack Swarbrick, vice president, the James E. Rohr Director of Athletics, the tickets were offered as "...a token of our appreciation for your commitment to the University of Notre Dame." Faculty, staff and players' families enjoyed a big Notre Dame win. Notre Dame ends the regular season 10-0 and ranked #2 in both the AP Top 25 and Coaches polls.