Oct. 6, 2014
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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
365 -- Notre Dame snapped Michigan's NCAA record streak of 365 games without being shut out in a 31-0 victory on Sept. 6. The Wolverines had not been previously shut out since Oct. 20, 1984.
12 -- Quarterback Everett Golson threw for12 touchdowns over his 12 games played in 2012. Through five games in 2014, he has already thrown for 13 TDs.
11 -- Notre Dame is 11-0 at Notre Dame Stadium against North Carolina. It ties for the eighth most wins against any opponent at the edifice, which celebrates the 84th anniversary of its dedication on Saturday.
10 -- Notre Dame has posted a 10-1 record under Brian Kelly when the Irish are ranked in the Associated Press top 10. Notre Dame stands at No. 6 in this week's AP poll.
9 -- The Irish rank ninth nationally in rushing defense at 95.8 yards per game. Notre Dame held Stanford to 41 rushing yards, the Cardinal's lowest output since 2007.
8 -- It had been eight years since an Irish team scored a touchdown in the final 1:01 to win a game until Ben Koyack's TD grab downed Stanford.
7 -- Notre Dame is 5-0 for the 39th time. The Irish are 31-3-4 in their sixth game of those seasons and have won each of their last seven, last losing when 5-0 in 1971.
6 -- The Notre Dame defense has allowed just eight red-zone scores this fall, ranking in a tie for sixth nationally. This continues a trend of red-zone defensive success under Brian Kelly. Since 2010, the Irish rank second in the nation for yielding just 3.72 points per red-zone possession.
5 -- Notre Dame's defense has held each of its first five opponents to 17 points or less. Only the 2012 team has also accomplished this feat since 1982.
4 -- Under Brian Kelly, Notre Dame is 11-6 in games decided by four points or less. The 11 such victories are tied for the most nationally since 2010.
3 -- Notre Dame has yet to allow a point in the third quarter. The Irish have yielded just 26 points after halftime. Notre Dame ranks third in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 12.0 points per game.
2 -- Since 2011, Notre Dame has allowed just 28 rushing TDs, which is the second-fewest among all FBS teams. Alabama is the only FBS school to allow fewer rushing TDs (22) over the same span.
1 -- Notre Dame ranks as the winningest team in college football history based on its .734 (879-305-42) winning percentage over 126 seasons of football.
0 -- No Notre Dame quarterback has a higher winning percentage as a starter than Everett Golson's .938 (15-1).