Oct. 15, 2012
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Notre Dame-BYU Gameweek Central
#5/5 Notre Dame (6-0) vs. BYU (4-3)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
3:40 p.m. ET
Notre Dame Stadium (80,795); Notre Dame, Ind.
NBC national telecast with Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analysis), Alex
Flanagan (sideline), Rob Hyland (producer) and Pierre Moossa (director).
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Dame games will be broadcast by Don Criqui (play-by-play), former Irish great Allen Pinkett
(analysis) and Jeff Jeffers (sideline). This broadcast can be heard live on both SIRIUS and XM
Satellite Radio (channel 129).
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The Last Meeting
October 22, 2005
Notre Dame, IN
No. 9 Notre Dame Rebounds With 49-23 Win Over BYU
Brady Quinn threw for 467 yards and a school-record six touchdowns, four to Maurice Stovall, to lead No. 9 Notre Dame to a 49-23 victory over Brigham Young on Saturday that ended a four-game home losing streak. The Fighting Irish (5-2), who were beaten by BYU last season when they were held to 11 yards rushing, didn't try to run the much against the Cougars (3-4), instead depending on Quinn's passing to open up the BYU defense. Quinn broke the mark of five TD passes he set in an overtime loss against Michigan State earlier this season. He was 25-of-30 passing in the first half for a school-record 287 yards, and finished 32-of-41 passing.
Saturday is the 229th straight sellout at Notre Dame Stadium. Since 1966, every home game
for the Irish has been a sellout except one - a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force. Notre
Dame has played in front of sellouts in 277 of its last 278 home games.
Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 249 of its previous 291 games (.856)
Notre Dame has played before 620 sellouts in 892 total games (.695) since 1930.
Notre Dame (UND.com), BYU (BYUCougars.com)
Notre Dame is ranked No. 5 in this week's Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls. The
Irish also debuted at No. 5 in the season's first BCS
standings. BYU is unranked in both polls.
Live in-game stats will be provided through CBS
College Sports GameTracker via UND.com.
Notre Dame leads the abbreviated series with
BYU, 4-2, with three of the six meetings coming in a
three-year stretch from 1992-94.
Notre Dame took the last meeting between the
two foes in 2005 (49-23). The Irish have averaged
33.3 points in the series, while the Cougars have
scored 19.0 points per game.
More on the series history is available on pages
Countdown to Kickoff
10 Ten of senior TE Tyler Eifert's 15 receptions this
season have resulted in either a first down or touchdown
for Notre Dame. He leads the Irish with 246
receiving yards this year. (Page 26)
9 Notre Dame has had 12 first-time starters in 2012.
That total ties for the ninth-most first-time starters
among all schools in a BCS automatic qualifying conference.
Of the teams listed in this week's BCS top-25
rankings, only No. 23 TCU has started more first-time
starters than the Irish. (Page 7)
8 The Irish have not allowed a rushing touchdown in
eight consecutive games. The streak extends 34 quarters
back to the second quarter against Boston College
on Nov. 19, 2011. (Page 7)
7 Notre Dame is 6-1 in its last seven games decided
by a touchdown or less. (Page 4)
6 Through six games, 39.1 percent of all drives
against the Irish defense have resulted in three-and-out
possessions. That percentage ranks sixth among schools
from a BCS automatic qualifying conference. (Page 11)
5 Notre Dame has limited each of its past five opponents
to less than 300 total yards. It's the first time the
Irish have held five consecutive foes to less than 300
yards of total offense since the 1989 Fiesta Bowl and the
first four games of the '89 season. (Page 8)
4 Junior CB Bennett Jackson leads the Irish with
four interceptions. He is tied for fourth in the FBS in
interceptions per game. Jackson's four picks are the
most by a Notre Dame cornerback since Mike Richardson
recorded four interceptions in 2006. (Pages 18-19)
3 Three of Notre Dame's six wins have been over
teams ranked in the top 25 by Associated Press at the
time of the game. The Irish are the only team in the FBS
to have already defeated three ranked foes. (Page 5)
2 In the first BCS standings, Notre Dame has a composite
ranking of second by the six computer rankings.
The Irish are ranked No. 1 in the two computer polls
produced by Wes Colley and Kenneth Massey. (Page 3)
1 Notre Dame ranks first in the nation in red zone
defense. The Irish are tied with Alabama as opponents
are scoring on 50 percent of its trips to the red zone.
Notre Dame ranks first in the nation as teams are scoring
touchdowns on only 12.5 percent of its trips to the red
zone. The Irish also rank first in fewest points allowed
per red zone trip as opponents are averaging two points
per red zone appearance. (Page 12)
0 Zero touchdowns have been scored against the
Notre Dame defense in the last four games (16 quarters).
It is the longest streak by an Irish defense since the
1980 defense did not allow a TD in 23 consecutive