Nov. 8, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
7:39 p.m. ET
FedEx Field (91,704); Landover, Md.
NBC national telecast with Tom Hammond (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (analysis), Alex Flanagan (sideline), Rob Hyland (producer) and David Michaels (director).
IMG College Sports is the exclusive national rights-holder for Irish football radio broadcasts. IMG College manages, produces and syndicates the Irish national football radio network. Notre 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).
All Notre Dame home games may be heard in South Bend on Sunny 101.5 FM and Newsradio 960 WSBT-AM.
Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 278 of its previous 313 games, including 119 of its last 154 games away from the friendly confines of Notre Dame Stadium dating back to the start of the 1986 season (does not include this weekend's tilt with Maryland).
Notre Dame (UND.com), Maryland (UMTerps.com)
Neither Notre Dame nor Maryland are ranked in either of this week's Associated Press or USA Today Coaches' polls, but the Irish are receiving votes in each poll.
Live in-game statistics will be provided through CBS College Sports GameTracker via UND.com.
Notre Dame and Maryland will meet on the gridiron for the second time in the 123-year history of Irish football. Notre Dame shutout the Terrapins, 22-0, in the 2002 season opener at Giants Stadium.
A VICTORY OVER MARYLAND...
Improves Notre Dame's overall record to 7-3 overall and 4-1 away from Notre Dame Stadium.
Gives the Irish a victory for the seventh time in eight games and 11th time in 14 games.
Improves Notre Dame to 63-33-2 (.653) all-time in night games, including 3-2 in 2011.
Improves the Irish to 18-6-2 (.731) when playing in a current NFL stadium and 70-20-3 (.769) all-time in NFL stadiums.
Improves Notre Dame 20-4-0 (.833) all-time when playing in the state of Maryland.
Improves the all-time record for the Irish to 852-298-42 (.732).
Improves Notre Dame's all-time record outside of South Bend to 392-180-29 (.676).
Improves the Irish to 2-0 in the all-time series with Maryland.
Improves Notre Dame to 80-31-2 (.717) all-time against the ACC, including 36-19-2 (.649) away from South Bend and 8-4-0 (.667) on neutral fields.
Improves Kelly's record to 3-1 (.750) head-to-head with Maryland head coach Randy Edsall (all four meetings occured in their previous coaching stints, Cincinnati and Connecticut).
Improves Kelly's record to 186-65-2 (.739) overall.
Improves Kelly's record to 68-30 (.694) in FBS games.
Improves Kelly's record to 58-18 (.763) over the last six seasons.
Improves Kelly's record to 4-2 (.667) all-time against the ACC and 3-0 (1.000) as head coach at Notre Dame, including 3-0 (1.000) away from Notre Dame Stadium.
Improves Kelly's record to 58-16 (.784) all-time in night games and 6-3 (.667) in night games at Notre Dame.
Improves Kelly's record to 85-39-1 (.684) all-time in road/neutral games and 3-1 (.750) in road/neutral games at Notre Dame.
A DEFEAT TO MARYLAND...
Drops Notre Dame's overall record to 6-4 (.600) overall and 3-2 (.600) away from Notre Dame Stadium.
Drops the Irish to 62-34-2 (.643) all-time in night games, including 2-3 (.400) in 2011.
Drops Notre Dame to 17-7-2 (.692) when playing in a current NFL stadium and 69-21-3 (.758) all-time in NFL stadiums.
Drops the Irish 19-5-0 (.792) all-time when playing in the state of Maryland.
Drops Notre Dame's all-time record to 851-299-42 (.732).
Drops the all-time record for the Irish outside of South Bend to 391-181-29 (.675).
Drops Notre Dame to 1-1 (.500) in the all-time series with Maryland.
Drops the Irish to 79-32-2 (.708) all-time against the ACC, including 35-20-2 (.632) away from South Bend and 7-5-0 (.583) on neutral fields.
Drops Kelly's record to 2-2 (.500) head-to-head with Maryland head coach Randy Edsall (all four meetings occured in their previous coaching stints, Cincinnati and Connecticut).
Drops Kelly's record to 185-66-2 (.735) overall.
Drops Kelly's record to 67-31 (.684) in FBS games.
Drops Kelly's record to 57-19 (.750) over the last six seasons.
Drops Kelly's record to 3-3 (.500) all-time against the ACC and 2-1 (.667) as head coach at Notre Dame, including 2-1 (.667) away from Notre Dame Stadium.
Drops Kelly's record to 57-17 (.770) all-time in night games and 5-4 (.555) in night games at Notre Dame.
Drops Kelly's record to 84-40-1 (.676) all-time in road/neutral games and 2-2 (.500) in road/neutral games at Notre Dame.
ON THIS DATE
Notre Dame has played 13 previous games in its history on Nov. 12. The Irish are 9-4-0 all-time on this date.
1928: 1949 Heisman Trophy winner and all-time Irish great Leon Hart is born.
1966: Notre Dame routs Duke, 64-0, setting the modern record for the largest Irish victory margin.
|Season||Site||ND Coach||W/L/T||Score||ND Rank||Opponent||Opp. Coach||Opp. Rank|
|1910||Away||Frank Longman||W||41-3||No Poll||Rose Poly||Unknown||No Poll|
|1921||Home||Knute Rockne||W||42-7||No Poll||Haskell Matty Bell||No Poll|
|1927||Yankee Stadium||Knute Rockne||L||0-18||No Poll||Army||Bill Jones||No Poll|
|1932||Home||Hunk Anderson||W||21-0||No Poll||Northwestern||Dick Hanley||No Poll|
|1938||Home||Elmer Layden||W||19-0||2||Minnesota||Bernie Bierman||12|
|1949||Yankee Stadium||Frank Leahy||W||42-6||1||North Carolina||Carl Snavely||Not Ranked|
|1955||Away||Tery Brennan||W||27-7||5||North Carolina||George Barclay||Not Ranked|
|1960||Away||Joe Kuharich||L||21-28||Not Ranked||Miami, Fla.||Andy Gustafson||Not Ranked|
|1966||Home||Ara Parseghian||W||64-0||1||Duke||Tom Harp||Not Ranked|
|1977||Away||Dan Devine||W||21-17||5||Clemson||Charley Pell||15|
|1983||Away||Gerry Faust||L||30-34||Not Ranked||Penn State||Joe Paterno||Not Ranked|
|1994||Orlando||Lou Holtz||L||16-23||Not Ranked||Florida State||Bobby Bowden||8|
|2005||Home||Charlie Weis||W||42-21||7||Navy||Paul Johnson||Not Ranked|
NOTRE DAME IN NOVEMBER
Notre Dame is 313-121-27 (.708) all-time during the month.
The Irish are 145-44-7 (.758) in November home games.
Notre Dame is 116-65-16 (.629) in November road games.
The Irish are 52-12-4 (.794) in November neutral games.
Notre Dame is 97-37-2 (.721) in November games at Notre Dame Stadium.
Notre Dame has won four straight games in the month of November. The four-game winning streak comes directly on the heels of a six-game losing streak in the month of November (Irish lost eight of its last nine November games before Kelly's arrival in 2010).
ALL THE NIGHT MOVES
Notre Dame hosted a night game (Oct. 22, USC, 7:30 p.m.) for the first time in 21 years. The previous night game at Notre Dame Stadium came on Sept. 15, 1990 against Michigan.
Notre Dame has already played under the lights Sept. 10 at Michigan, Oct. 1 at Purdue and Nov. 5 at Wake Forest. The Irish will also play night games vs. Maryland at FedEx Field (Nov. 12) and at Stanford (Nov. 26).
Six night games is a Notre Dame regular season record.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Notre Dame's first night game, a 48-6 rout of Detroit on Oct. 5, 1951 in Briggs Stadium.
The Irish have played 97 night games overall with an overall record of 62-33-2 (.649), including 6-2 all-time at home.
Notre Dame's longest winning streak in night games is 11, beginning with an Oct. 13, 1973 win at Rice and concluding with a Sept. 24, 1983 shutout loss at Miami (20-0), which went on to win its first national title.
The longest losing streak is nine under Davie.
The largest margin of victory at night was 57-7 at Stanford on Nov. 29, 2004, when Willingham poured it on his former employer.
The largest margin of defeat was 38-3 at USC on Nov. 29, 2008, eking out the Jan. 1, 1973 Orange Bowl to Nebraska (40-6) -- which would inspire the Irish to win the national title the next year under Parseghian.
Notre Dame has played more night games against Miami (Fla.) and USC (11) than any other foes. The Irish are 6-4-1 vs. the Hurricanes, with the lone loss at home at night occurring in 1984. Notre Dame is 3-7-1 against the Trojans.
Notre Dame's night history can almost be divided into two eras - the 35-year pre-Lou Holtz era from 1951-85, and the 25 years since Holtz took the reins in 1986. It was under Holtz that multiple night games in a season became standard at Notre Dame to woo a prime time audience. It eventually prompted the exclusive NBC contract for home games that commenced with the 1991 season.
In the 35 years from 1951-85, Notre Dame was 21-6-1 (.768) in night games. In the 11 years under Holtz alone (1986-96), the Irish were an almost identical 20-5-1 (.788).
Notre Dame is 6-7 at night in bowls, where it has a five-game losing streak and has not won since the 39-28 conquest of Florida in the 1992 Sugar Bowl.
Here's a breakdown of each Notre Dame head coach's record at night:
Frank Leahy: 1-0
Terry Brennan: 1-1
Joe Kuharich: 0-1
Ara Parseghian: 10-2-1
Dan Devine: 5-0
Gerry Faust: 4-2
Lou Holtz: 20-5-1
Bob Davie: 2-9
Ty Willingham: 5-2
Kent Baer: 0-1
Charlie Weis: 9-7
Brian Kelly: 5-3