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    '97 Final Statistics

    
    Record      Overall   Home    Away    Neutral
    All Games   7-6-0     4-2-0   3-3-0   0-1-0
    
    Date         Opponent               W/L   Score   Attendance
    Sept. 6      GEORGIA TECH            W    17-13   80,225*
    Sept. 13  at Purdue                  L    17-28   68,789*
    Sept. 20     MICHIGAN STATE          L    7-23    80,225*
    Sept. 27  at Michigan                L    14-21   106,508*
    Oct. 4    at Stanford                L    15-33   75,651
    Oct. 11   at Pittsburgh              W    45-21   47,306
    Oct. 18      USC                     L    17-20   80,225*
    Oct. 25      BOSTON COLLEGE          W    52-20   80,225*
    Nov. 1       NAVY                    W    21-17   80,225*
    Nov. 15   at LSU                     W    24-6    80,556*
    Nov. 22      WEST VIRGINIA           W    21-14   80,225*
    Nov. 29   at Hawaii                  W    23-22   41,509
    Dec. 28   vs.LSU (Independence Bowl) L    9-27    50,459*
    
    * - Sellout
    
    Score by Quarters   1    2    3    4    OT   TOT   Avg.
    NOTRE DAME          90   71   27   85   0    273   22.8
    Opponents           49   63   64   62   0    238   19.8
    
                                Notre Dame   Opponents
    FIRST DOWNS                 245          243
       Rushing                  111          118
       Passing                  112          109
       By Penalty               22           16
    TOTAL PLAYS                 824          832
    TOTAL OFFENSE               4323         4381
       Average Per Play         5.2          5.3
       Average Per Game         360.3        365.1
    TOTAL RUSHING PLAYS         507          494
    RUSHING YARDAGE             2099         2217
       Yards Gained Rushing     2362         2407
       Yards Lost Rushing       263          190
       Avg. Per Rush            4.1          4.5
       Yards Rushing Per Game   174.9        184.8
       Rushing Touchdowns       22           22
    PASSING YARDAGE             2224         2164
       Atts/Comp/Int            317-190-8    338-194-14
       Average Per Attempt      7.0          6.4
       Average Per Catch        11.7         11.2
       Average Per Game         185.3        180.3
       Passing Touchdowns       10           5
    Kickoff Returns/Yards       47-1045      43-869
    Punts Returns/Yards         19-151       23-299
    Interception Returns/Yards  14-207       8-89
    Punts/Yards                 50-2132      53-2229
       Average Per Punt         42.6         42.1
    Fumbles/ Fumbles Lost       12-5         11-4
    Fumble Returns/ Yards       0-0          1-43
    Penalties/ Yards            69-623       88-791
    Third Down Conversions      74-164       72-170
    Third Down Percentage       45%          42%
    Fourth Down Conversions     5-18         5-15
    Fourth Down Percentage      28%          33%
    Time of Possession/Game     30:25        29:35
    
    STATISTICS INCLUDE REGULAR-SEASON GAMES ONLY
    
    
    

    Rushing

    Yds Yds Att. Yds. YL Net /Gam. /Car. TD LP Autry Denson 264 1337 69 1268 105.7 4.8 12 50 Clement Stokes 75 351 7 344 31.3 4.6 3 20 Ken Barry 35 196 10 186 15.5 5.3 0 23 Tony Driver 35 133 8 125 10.4 3.6 3 12 Jamie Spencer 24 108 3 105 8.8 4.4 1 23 Joey Goodspeed 18 86 5 81 27.0 4.5 0 14 Jarious Jackson 8 36 0 36 5.1 4.5 3 14 Allen Rossum 1 4 0 4 0.3 4.0 0 4 Joey Getherall 1 0 1 -1 - - 0 0 Ron Powlus 46 111 160 -49 - - 0 22 Notre Dame 507 2362 263 2099 174.9 4.1 22 50 Opponents 494 2407 190 2217 184.8 4.5 22 60

    Passing

    Yds. Effic. Att. Cmp. Int. Pct. Yds. /Game TD LP Ron Powlus 124.92 298 182 7 61.1 2078 173.2 9 48 Jarious Jackson 126.85 17 8 1 47.1 146 20.9 1 45 Hunter Smith 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 Notre Dame 124.23 317 190 8 59.9 2224 185.3 10 48 Opponents 107.77 338 194 14 57.4 2164 180.3 5 69

    Pass Receiving

    Avg.per No. Yds. Game Avg. TD LP Bobby Brown 45 543 45.3 12.1 6 39 Malcolm Johnson 42 596 49.7 14.2 2 45 Autry Denson 30 175 14.6 5.8 1 47 Raki Nelson 23 341 28.4 14.8 0 47 Ken Barry 10 97 8.1 9.7 0 23 Joey Getherall 9 103 14.7 11.4 0 20 Jabari Holloway 8 144 14.4 18.0 1 48 Jamie Spencer 7 30 2.5 4.3 0 14 Dan O'Leary 6 81 11.6 13.5 0 19 Jay Johnson 3 76 12.7 25.3 0 32 Joey Goodspeed 3 12 4.0 4.0 0 4 Clement Stokes 2 9 0.8 4.5 0 6 Mike Denvir 1 15 1.4 15.0 0 15 Tony Driver 1 2 0.2 2.0 0 2 Notre Dame 190 2224 185.3 11.7 10 48 Opponents 194 2164 180.3 11.2 5 69

    Scoring

    - Conversions- TD Kick Rush Rec. Pass FG-A S DX Pts. Autry Denson 13 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 78 Bobby Brown 6 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 36 Jim Sanson 0 15-16 0-0 0 0-0 5-10 0 0 30 Scott Cengia 0 16-17 0-0 0 0-0 3-5 0 0 25 Jarious Jackson 4 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 24 Tony Driver 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 18 Allen Rossum 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 18 Clement Stokes 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 18 Malcolm Johnson 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 12 Jabari Holloway 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 8 Jamie Spencer 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 6 Ron Powlus 0 0-0 0-0 0 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 36 31-33 0-0 1 1-3 8-15 0 0 273 Opponents 28 26-27 0-0 0 0-1 14-22 0 1 238

    Field Goals

    Att. Good Long Blocked Jim Sanson 10 5 45 0 Scott Cengia 5 3 29 0 Notre Dame 15 8 45 0 Opponents 22 14 45 0

    Interception Returns

    No. Yds. Avg. TD LP Benny Guilbeaux 4 76 19.0 0 44 Kory Minor 3 50 16.7 0 33 Allen Rossum 2 38 19.0 1 37 Ivory Covington 2 17 8.5 0 17 A'Jani Sanders 2 26 13.0 0 26 Ty Goode 1 0 0.0 0 0 Notre Dame 14 207 14.8 1 44 Opponents 8 89 11.1 0 42

    Punting

    No. Yds. Avg. Blocked LP Hunter Smith 50 2132 42.6 1 64 Notre Dame 50 2132 42.6 1 64 Opponents 53 2229 42.1 0 61

    Punt Returns

    No. Yds. Avg. TD LP Allen Rossum 12 83 6.9 0 23 Autry Denson 7 68 9.7 0 20 Notre Dame 19 151 7.9 0 23 Opponents 23 299 13.0 0 52

    Kickoff Returns

    No. Yds. Avg. TD LP Allen Rossum 20 570 28.5 2 93 Tony Driver 11 214 19.5 0 49 Deveron Harper 6 84 14.0 0 23 Autry Denson 5 93 18.6 0 33 A'Jani Sanders 3 39 13.0 0 20 Bobby Brown 1 5 5.0 0 5 Jarious Jackson 1 40 40.0 1 40 Notre Dame 47 1045 22.2 3 93 Opponents 43 869 20.2 0 52

    All Purpose

    Punt KO Tot. Yds./ Rush Rec. Ret. Ret. IR FR Yds. Gm. Autry Denson 1268 175 68 93 0 0 1604 133.7 Allen Rossum 4 0 83 570 38 0 695 57.9 Malcolm Johnson 0 596 0 0 0 0 596 49.7 Bobby Brown 0 543 0 5 0 0 548 45.7 Clement Stokes 344 9 0 0 0 0 353 32.1 Tony Driver 125 2 0 214 0 0 341 28.4 Raki Nelson 0 341 0 0 0 0 341 28.4 Ken Barry 186 97 0 0 0 0 283 23.6 Jabari Holloway 0 144 0 0 0 0 144 14.4 Jamie Spencer 105 30 0 0 0 0 135 11.3 Joey Getherall -1 103 0 0 0 0 102 14.6 Joey Goodspeed 81 12 0 0 0 0 93 31.0 Deveron Harper 0 0 0 84 0 0 84 7.0 Dan O'Leary 0 81 0 0 0 0 81 11.6 Jarious Jackson 36 0 0 40 0 0 76 10.9 Benny Guilbeaux 0 0 0 0 76 0 76 6.3 Jay Johnson 0 76 0 0 0 0 76 12.7 A'Jani Sanders 0 0 0 39 26 0 65 5.4 Kory Minor 0 0 0 0 50 0 50 4.2 Ivory Covington 0 0 0 0 17 0 17 1.4 Mike Denvir 0 15 0 0 0 0 15 1.4 Ron Powlus -49 0 0 0 0 0 -49 - Notre Dame 2099 2224 151 1045 207 0 5726 477.2 Opponents 2217 2164 299 869 89 43 5681 473.4

    Total Offense

    Plays Rush Pass Total Yds/Gm. Ron Powlus 344 -49 2078 2029 169.1 Autry Denson 264 1268 0 1268 105.7 Clement Stokes 75 344 0 344 31.3 Ken Barry 35 186 0 186 15.5 Jarious Jackson 25 36 146 182 26.0 Tony Driver 35 125 0 125 10.4 Jamie Spencer 24 105 0 105 8.8 Joey Goodspeed 18 81 0 81 27.0 Allen Rossum 1 4 0 4 0.3 Joey Getherall 1 -1 0 -1 - Notre Dame 824 2099 2224 4323 360.3 Opponents 832 2217 2164 4381 365.1

    Defensive Statistics

    Tackles Solo Asst. Total FC FR PBU TFL-Yds. Sacks Int. Jimmy Friday 55 54 109 0 1-0 0 0 2.0-10 0 Melvin Dansby 59 44 103 1 0 0 10-30 1.5-26 0 Bobbie Howard 53 38 91 1 0 3 8-21 1.0-7 0 Kory Minor 59 26 85 0 0 5 8-18 3.5-32 3 Lamont Bryant 42 36 78 1 1-0 2 5-8 3.0-17 0 Benny Guilbeaux 44 24 68 0 0 2 4-13 1.0-6 4 Ivory Covington 54 12 66 0 0 4 2-8 1.0-7 2 Deveron Harper 37 23 60 1 0 2 1-3 0 0 A'Jani Sanders 42 16 58 1 0 1 0 0 2 Allen Rossum 34 19 53 0 0 2 1-7 2.0-14 2 Grant Irons 26 24 50 0 0 1 0 0 0 Corey Bennett 23 15 38 0 0 0 1-3 2.0-12 0 Ty Goode 27 6 33 0 0 3 1-1 0 1 Jarvis Edison 18 8 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 Deke Cooper 16 10 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ronnie Nix 11 6 17 2 1-0 0 1-1 0 0 Lance Legree 9 7 16 0 0 0 2-7 1.0-1 0 Joe Ferrer 12 2 14 0 0 0 3-4 0 0 Kurt Belisle 7 7 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 Brad Williams 5 7 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 Antwon Jones 9 2 11 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 Lee Lafayette 7 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bill Mitoulas 6 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Shelton Jordan 4 3 7 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 Anthony Denman 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clement Stokes 5 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Anthony Brannan 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Brock Williams 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jim Sanson 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Joey Goodspeed 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jamie Spencer 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bryan Mulvena 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tony Driver 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ken Barry 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Antwoine Wellington 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hunter Smith 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mike Doughty 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Robert Phelps 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Jim Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 681 407 1088 7 4-0 27 48-126 18.0-132 14 Opponents - - - 3 5-43 25 - 18.5-144 8

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