Notre Dame vs. Arizona State - Postgame Notes
Nov. 8, 2014
- Arizona State claims its first win in the series, although the Irish maintain a 3-1 advantage.
- The Irish dip to 5-2 against the Pac-12 since 2012.
- Notre Dame is now 12-3 under Brian Kelly when ranked in the top 10.
- This is the third time this year that both Notre Dame and its opponent has scored at least 31 points in a game. That ties the 2005 season for the most in school history.
- Today marks the most points the Irish have allowed in a game since Miami scored 58 on Nov. 30, 1985.
- Notre Dame has intercepted at least one pass in 12 consecutive games.
- The Irish completed passes to 10 different receivers today with three (Will Fuller-95, Amir Carlisle-92 and C.J. Prosise-85) gaining at least 85 yards.
- The Irish outgained Arizona State 314-164 in the second half, including a 296-64 mark through the air.
- The Irish allowed seven sacks today. Notre Dame entered the contest allowing 14 sacks all season.
- Arizona State scored 28 points off of Notre Dame turnovers today. The Irish had yielded just 50 points off of turnovers over their first eight games. The Sun Devils returned two interceptions for touchdowns and had TD drives of just 13 and 23 yards in the first quarter.
- The 34th head coach to oppose Notre Dame at two schools or more, Todd Graham becomes just the fifth coach to beat Notre Dame at two different schools, joining Howard Jones, Johnny Majors, Dennis Erickson and Nick Saban.
- The 17 points surrendered by Notre Dame today were its most in the first quarter since Michigan State led the Irish 17-0 after the opening stanza on Sept. 16, 2006, in East Lansing, Michigan.
- Today marked the 19th true road game of Brian Kelly's tenure as head coach but just the third played during the day.
- Everett Golson's 446 passing yards today are the fifth-most in school history and the most since Jimmy Clausen threw for 452 against Navy on Nov. 7, 2009.
- Golson has eclipsed 300 yards passing in five of the last six games. He has thrown for at least 200 yards in each of his last 14 games played, including all nine in 2014.
- Golson has thrown for at least two TDs in each of Notre Dame's nine games this year.
- Will Fuller's TD grab just before halftime is his 10th of the year. It ties Golden Tate (2008) for the eighth-most in a season in school history. He entered the game tied for fourth in the nation in receiving TDs.
- C.J. Prosise had a 59-yard catch-and-run late in the second quarter. It was his second straight game with a play of at least 59 yards, joining his 78-yard TD catch last week against Navy (Nov. 1).
- Cam McDaniel had his first career two-TD game. The pair of scores give him four on the season and eight in his career.
- Amir Carlisle's 32-yard catch midway through the third quarter tied his season-long, set against Rice (Aug. 30). He eclipsed it with a 35-yard grab later in the third quarter.
- Durham Smythe made his first career catch on Notre Dame's opening drive, converting on a third-and-three.
- Matthias Farley's fourth quarter interception is his career-high third of the year.
- Farley picked up a seven-yard sack late in the third quarter. He had the first two solo sacks of his career last week against Navy (Nov. 1).
- Kyle Brindza hit on all four of his point-after attempts today, extending his streak to 88 consecutive makes. It is the third-longest run in school history. He extended his school record for career field goals to 54 in the first quarter.
- Max Redfield matched his career high with 10 tackles today.
- Devin Butler and Nyles Morgan both made their first career start today. Notre Dame did not start any players in their senior year of eligibility on the defensive side of the ball.
- Eilar Hardy made his season-debut today. He helped cover the opening kickoff of the game.