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Irish Aim to Get Back on Winning Track vs. Navy

Last week at Clemson, C.J. Prosise became the first Irish RB since 1970 to post a 100-yard receiving game.

Oct. 6, 2015

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TIME, DATE AND PLACE
* 3:30 p.m. EDT; Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
* Notre Dame Stadium (80,795); Notre Dame, Indiana

TELEVISION
* NBC national telecast with Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analysis), Kathryn Tappen (sideline), Rob Hyland (producer) and Pierre Moossa (director).
* NBC Sports Network will also have live pre-game and post-game shows featuring Liam McHugh (host), Jonathan Vilma (analyst) and Hines Ward (analyst).

RADIO
* MG College Sports is the exclusive national rights-holder for Irish football radio broadcasts. Notre Dame games will be broadcast to 117 affiliates by Don Criqui (play-by-play) and Allen Pinkett (analysis). This broadcast can be heard live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (channel 129).
* The broadcast will be preceded by a one hour pre-game show hosted by Tony Castricone with Criqui, Pinkett and interviews conducted by Jack Nolan. It will be followed by a national post-game show hosted by Castricone, Criqui and Pinkett.
* All games can be heard in South Bend on WSBT 96.1 FM & 960 AM, and Sunny 101.5 FM.

TICKETS
* Saturday will be the 247th straight sellout at Notre Dame Stadium. Every Irish home game since the final two home games in 1964 has been a sellout except one -- a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force. Come Saturday, Notre Dame will have played in front of sellouts in 295 of its last 296 home games.
* Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 279 of its previous 327 games (.853) overall. Notre Dame has played before 650 sellouts in 929 total games (.700) since 1930.

SERIES INFO
* Notre Dame and Navy will play for the 89th straight year on Saturday, marking the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country. The Irish hold a 75-12-1 (.858) edge in the series.

THE COACHES
* Notre Dame: Brian Kelly, 49-21 at Notre Dame (6th year), 220-78-2 overall (25th year), 4-1 vs. Navy
* Navy: Ken Niumatalolo, 61-35 at Navy (8th year), 61-35 overall (8th year), 2-5 vs. Notre Dame

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
*Other than the 2012 season-opener, this is the first Notre Dame-Navy game with just one or fewer losses between the two teams since Nov. 2, 1957, a 20-6 win for Navy (5-1) at Notre Dame (4-0).

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
14 The Irish stand at 14-0 all-time against Navy at Notre Dame Stadium in the month of October. (Page 9)
13 Notre Dame's running backs have lost a fumble just an unlucky 13 times in 1,892 carries since 2010. (Page 13)
12 The Irish are 12-8 under head coach Brian Kelly following a loss. (Page 9)
11 Other than the 2012 season opener, the earliest date when Notre Dame had previously faced Navy was Oct. 11, 1930. (Page 9)
10 The Irish offense has mounted 10 scoring drives of at least 80 yards through five games, including three drives of at least 90 yards and a pair of 95-yard scoring drives. (Page 13)
9 RB C.J. Prosise ranks ninth nationally with 650 rushing yards and 13th with 156.2 all-purpose yards per game. Since 1971, only Prosise and Raghib "Rocket" Ismail have posted 100-yard rushing and receiving games in the same season for the Irish. (Page 13)
8 The Irish have scored eight TDs of at least 50 yards this year, matching the most for an entire season since 1992. (Page 13)
7 Brian Kelly is 92-31 (.748) since the 2006 season, making him the seventh-winningest coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision over that span. (Page 12)
6 The Irish defense forced Clemson into six three-and-outs last week. Notre Dame is third nationally, forcing a three-and-out on 37.14 percent of its drives. (Page 17)
5 For just the fifth time since 1971, Notre Dame has scored at least 22 points in each of its first five games. (Page 13)
4 Notre Dame has won each of the last four meetings with Navy, but the last two were not settled until late in the fourth quarter with the Irish winning 38-34 in 2013 and 49-39 last year. (Page 5)
3 C.J. Prosise has three TDs of at least 56 yards this year, runs of 57 and 91 yards along with a 56-yard catch. (Page 30)
2 WR Will Fuller ranks second in the nation, averaging 16.5 yards per catch over his career with a minimum of 100 catches and 1,000 yards. (Page 15)
1 There will be just one set of Under Armour sideline coaching apparel and many other items, such as cleats and baselayers, will also match for both sides on Saturday in this "mutual respect" themed day. (Page 6)
0 For what is believed to be the first time in school history, Notre Dame does not play a fellow independent this fall as Navy is beginning its first year of play in the American Athletic Conference. (Page 4)

 

 

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