Irish, Mids Meet For 90th Straight Season
Nov. 1, 2016
TIME, DATE AND PLACE
- 11:30 a.m. ET; Saturday, Nov. 5; EverBank Field (67,164); Jacksonville, Fla.
- CBS national telecast with Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Adam Archuleta (analysis) and Jenny Dell (sideline).
- IMG 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 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 are still available through the Jacksonville Sports Council.
- Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 293 of its previous 343 games (.854) overall. Notre Dame has played before 664 sellouts in 943 total games (.704) since 1930.
- With the exception of the Syracuse game which drew 62,794 to MetLife Stadium (capacity 82,566) every Notre Dame game since the 2014 game at USC has attracted a sellout crowd, including a Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium record of 102,315 on Sept. 4.
- Notre Dame and Navy are meeting for the 90th consecutive year, the longest-running intersectional rivalry in the country. The Irish hold a 76-12-1 advantage in the series.
- Notre Dame: Brian Kelly, 58-28 at ND (7th year), 229-85-2 overall (26th year), 5-1 vs. Navy
- Navy: Ken Niumatalolo, 73-39 at Navy (9th year), same overall (9th year), 2-6 vs. Notre Dame
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
- Notre Dame and Navy meet for the 90th consecutive time on Saturday in Jacksonville, with the Irish looking to sink the Mids for the 50th time in the last 53 meetings.
COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
- 55 Fifty-five of the 61 players on Notre Dame's depth chart this week have eligibility remaining following the 2016 season.
- 43 Forty-three of the 61 players on Notre Dame's depth this week have at least two years of eligibility remaining following the 2016 season.
- 21 Notre Dame has used 21 players in their first year of eligibility this season, including 14 true freshmen (most in the Brian Kelly era).
- 19 Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is 19-2 over his career coming off a bye week, including an 8-1 mark at Notre Dame after last week's win over Miami.
- 15 Fifteen of Notre Dame's 22 starters vs. Miami have made 12 or fewer starts in their career.
- 11 The 2016 Notre Dame roster features 11 players from the state of Florida, which ranks as the third most from one state on the Irish roster (Illinois 16, Ohio 12).
- 9 Sophomore PK Justin Yoon scored nine points at Texas, eclipsing the 100 career point plateau in just his 14th appearance for the Irish. He now has 151 career points scored.
- 8 Notre Dame has seen eight different players, including four true freshmen, earn their first career starts in 2016.
- 7 Notre Dame returned only seven starters from 2015, the fewest in program history since freshman eligibility was restored in 1972.
- 6 Graduate DL Jarron Jones recorded six tackles for loss in the win over Miami, the most by an Irish player since at least 1997.
- 5 Notre Dame scored five TDs of 50+ yards vs. Syracuse. Last season, the Irish set a school record with 15 such scoring plays.
- 4 Notre Dame will play football in Jacksonville, Florida, for the fourth time on Saturday against Navy. 3 The Irish defense has held its last three opponents (Syracuse, NC State, Stanford and Miami) to a combined 19-for-60 on third down.
- 2 Only two FBS sophomore wide receivers have more TD receptions than Notre Dame WR Equanimeous St. Brown's six TD grabs.
- 1 Rushing TD allowed by Notre Dame versus Miami, as the Irish held the Hurricanes to 18 net rushing yards on 35 attempts.
- 0 Notre Dame has not had an empty seat for a home game since 1973. The sellout streak is the second-longest in NCAA history.