Post Game Notes
NOTRE DAME POSTGAME NOTES
Oct. 8, 2016
at NC State * CarterFinley Stadium * Raleigh, North Carolina * October 8, 2016
- Notre Dame is 02 alltime against NC State and 7325 alltime against current members of the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
- Notre Dame is 389958 alltime in October and 1960 under Brian Kelly.
- The 198 yards gained by NC State were the fewest allowed by the Irish defense this season.
- With NC State’s lone touchdown coming on special teams, the Notre Dame defense did not surrender
a touchdown for the first time since the 2015 opener against Texas, a 383 Irish victory.
- The Irish defense came up big early, stopping NC State’s opening drive and preventing them from
scoring a touchdown on the first drive at home for the first time in four games at CarterFinley
Stadium this year.
- The stop on NC State’s first drive came after the Wolfpack had driven to the ND eightyard line before
missing a 31yard field goal. Irish opponents were scoring at a clip of 85.7% in the red zone entering
the game. For the game, Notre Dame held NC State to just a field goal in three red zone trips.
- For the first time this season, Notre Dame did not score the first points of the game.
- The Irish trailed at the conclusion of the first quarter for the first time this season.
- The Irish defense recovered an opponent fumble for the first time this season.
- The game was sold out with the capacity of CarterFinley at 58,200. Since 2014 contest at USC did not
sell out, the only time Notre Dame has not played before a sold out crowd, home or away, was last
weekend’s victory over Syracuse at MetLife Stadium, which was played before 62,794.
- Jerry Tillery recorded a career best nine total tackles.
- Daelin Hayes forced an opponent fumble for the first time in his career.
- Nyles Morgan recovered that fumble for his first career fumble recovery.
- Daniel Cage forced his first career fumble in the third quarter.
- James Onwualu recovered that fumble for his first career fumble recovery.
- Tyler Newsome bombed a 69yard punt in the second quarter, flipping the field from an Irish drive
which stalled out at their own 14yard line, pushing the Wolfpack back to their own 17. It was just
shy of Newsome’s 71yard career long against Michigan State earlier this year. It was the 31st career
punt of at least 50yards for the junior.