Oct. 28, 2014
– Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
– 8:07 p.m. EDT
– FedEx Field (79,000); Landover, Maryland
– CBS national telecast with Andrew Catalon (play by play), Aaron Taylor (analysis) and Jamie Erdahl (sideline).
– The Irish will appear on CBS for the first time since opening the 2012 season with a 50-10 win over Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Notre Dame is 10-1 when appearing on CBS since 2000.
– Taylor played for the Irish from 1990-93. A consensus All-American in ’92 and a unanimous All-American in ’93, Taylor captured the ’93 Lombardi Award.
– 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 are broadcast on up to 117 affiliates by Don Criqui (play by play), former Irish great Allen Pinkett (analysis) and Jeff Jeffers (sideline). 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.
– All games can be heard in South Bend on News & Sports Radio 96.1 FM & 960 AM and Sunny 101.5 FM.
– Tickets are still available for the Navy game and can be purchased online at NavySports.com.
– Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 271 of its previous 317 games (.855) overall. The Irish have played before 642 sellouts in 918 total games (.699) since 1930. Notre Dame has played in front of sellouts in 290 of its last 291 home games.
WEB SITES, SOCIAL MEDIA
– Notre Dame (UND.com…@NDFootball), Navy (NavySports.com…@NavyFB)
– Notre Dame is ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press poll and No. 7 in the Amway Coaches’ poll. Navy is not ranked in either poll.
– Notre Dame and Navy will play for the 88th straight year on Saturday, marking the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country. The Irish hold a 74-12-1 (.856) edge in the series. Notre Dame has won 47 of the last 50 meetings. Notre Dame and Navy have met every year since 1927, playing 54 times at neutral sites and 33 times at Notre Dame Stadium.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
– Notre Dame looks to rebound from its first loss of the season, a 31-27 setback at No. 2 Florida State on Oct. 18. The Irish are 10-5 following a loss under Brian Kelly. Notre Dame also has the benefit of a bye week. Kelly’s teams are 16-2 in his career following a bye week.
COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
12: Notre Dame ranks 12th in the nation in rushing defense at 102.7 yards per game. Option-minded Navy leads the nation in rushing offense at 352.3 yards per game.
11: Notre Dame has been in command of its games this year. The Irish have trailed for just 11.7 percent of the season, 49:13 out of 420:00 of action. The Irish have held the lead for 252:18 or 60.1 percent of the season.
10: FedEx Field is one of 10 active NFL stadiums which have played host to the Irish. Notre Dame is both 2-0 all-time at the facility and in 2014 in NFL venues.
9: Notre Dame is 27-6 since the start of the 2012 season. The 27 wins tie for ninth in the nation over the past three years combined.
8: WR Will Fuller has eight touchdown receptions in 2014. He ranks tied for sixth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in TD catches.
7: QB Everett Golson has thrown for 31 career TDs, tying him with former Washington Redskin Joe Theismann for seventh in school history.
6: Notre Dame has scored at least 27 points in six of its first seven games. It is just the second time the Irish have accomplished this feat since 1993, joining the 2005 squad. Notre Dame’s 1949 national championship team is the last to score at least 27 in each of its first seven games.
5: Notre Dame has not had to punt in five of its last nine meetings with Navy.
4: Since 2006, head coach Brian Kelly has won the fourth-most games of any head coach in the FBS, going 86-26 over that span. Only Chris Petersen (97), Les Miles (91) and Bob Stoops (90) have claimed more FBS head coaching victories over the same span.
3: DT Jarron Jones recorded three tackles for loss against No. 2 Florida State on Oct. 18. Jones entered the game with three TFLs over his entire 18-game Irish career.
2: Notre Dame held 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State to 323 yards of total offense on Oct. 18. It marked the second-lowest yardage total for the Seminoles in any of Winston’s 20 career starts.
1: During the Florida State game, PK Kyle Brindza surpassed John Carney for the school’s career field goal record. Brindza now tops the chart with 53.
0: No two intersectional foes have played continuously longer than Notre Dame and Navy, facing off every year since 1927.