Wake Forest Gameday Greaphic

Wake Forest Beckons For First Irish Road Trip

  • Notre Dame record for average yards per punt in a game set by Tyler Newsome in the win over Vanderbilt. Only one other punter nationally has averaged more (minimum five punts) against an FBS opponent in the last 22 years.
  • Justin Yoon moved into third place on the Notre Dame career field goals list by converting his 47th field goal in an Irish uniform during the win over Vanderbilt.
  • Julian Love has registered 31 career pass breakups over the past three seasons, and sits just two shy of passing Clarence Ellis for the Notre Dame career lead in PBUs.
  • Notre Dame has limited opposing offenses to 10 total scoring drives (five TD) over three games.
  • Notre Dame is one of only nine teams nationally that remains undefeated after week three that has exclusively played FBS competition.
  • Notre Dame has scored within the first four minutes of a game on eight different occasions over the past two seasons.
  • Notre Dame is off to a 3-0 start for the fourth time in the past seven years under head coach Brian Kelly.
  • Notre Dame is one of six teams in the current national top 10 to have defeated a fellow top-25 foe thus far in 2018.
  • The number of 50-yard plus punts smashed by Tyler Newsome to flip field position against Vanderbilt. 
  • Linebacker Drue Tranquill ranks fourth among all defensive players in the nation with an average of 7.0 solo tackles per game.
  • Miles Boykin hauled in three receptions of 20 or more yards in the win over Ball State. Boykin covered 20, 23 and 26 yards as part of a career-high six catches for 119 yards. 
  • Julian Love was the first Notre Dame player with two fumble recoveries in a single game since Brian Smith accomplished the feat against Michigan in 2008. 
  • In the only prior meeting between Notre Dame and Wake Forest at BB&T Field (2011), the Irish defeated the Demon Deacons by a final score of 24-17.
  • Notre Dame is one of 10 teams in FBS that has yet to yield a single 20-yard rush to an opponent thus far in 2018.