Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Official Athletics Website

#GoIrish #BeatEagles

Sept. 12, 2017

Alumni Stadium Chestnut Hill, MA
TV: ESPN | Radio: IMG College Sports Tickets
Notre Dame Notes (PDF) Boston College Notes (PDF)
Coach Kelly Press Conference | Transcript Coach Kelly Post-Practice Thursday
Fighting Irish Media Podcasts Game Week Central
Players: Martini | McGlinchey | Morgan | Tranquill Heisler: Five Things To Watch
On The Field: Morgan

Countdown To Kickoff

  • 33 The Irish scored 33 seconds into the opener against Temple on a 37-yard TD run by Josh Adams. It marked the fastest score to begin a season since 1993 when Pete Bercich returned an interception for a TD on the first play from scrimmage against Northwestern. It marked the fastest offensive score since at least 1963.
  • 21 Notre Dame held No. 15 Georgia and its prolific ground game to less than two yards on 21 of the Bulldogs’ 43 carries.
  • 10 With the win over Temple, the Irish improved to 10-2 since 1985 when a first-time starting quarterback made his debut start at Notre Dame Stadium. All told, the Irish have won six straight games with a first-time starter at QB and are 18-6 in starting debuts since `85.
  • 9 Notre Dame has put points on the scoreboard in each of its nine red zone trips this season. The Irish are one of 13 FBS teams to be perfect in the red zone with at least nine trips inside the 20-yard line.
  • 8 QB Brandon Wimbush scored his first TD of the year on an eight-yard run in the first quarter. It marked his second career touchdown following a 58-yard TD run against UMass in 2015. He went on to throw his first career TD pass later in the opening quarter.
  • 7 Notre Dame has seven regular-season home games on the schedule for the first time since 2010. It marks the first time since the 2011 campaign without an official Shamrock Series game and the first time since 2007 Notre Dame will not play a single neutral-site game.
  • 6 RB Josh Adams eclipsed the 100-yard mark on his sixth carry of the day against Temple. It equals the fewest rushes for the junior to reach the 100-yard plateau, matching the 2015 Wake Forest game when his sixth run was a 98-yard TD scamper.
  • 5 The Irish ran for five of their seven touchdowns in the opener against Temple. It was part of 422 yards on the ground, the most since the UMass game in 2015 (457). The last time Notre Dame ran for over 300 yards in an opener was in 1999 (363 vs. Kansas).
  • 4 QB Brandon Wimbush became just the fourth Irish QB since 1985 to be responsible for three or more TDs in his first start. Against Temple, Wimbush threw for two while rushing for one, becoming the first since current Notre Dame QB coach Tom Rees had three passing TDs against Utah in 2010. Matt LoVecchio and Ron Powlus are the other signal callers on the list.
  • 3 Three Notre Dame players went for over 100 yards on the ground against Temple. RBs Josh Adams (161) and Dexter Williams (124) along with QB Brandon Wimbush (106) are believed to be the first Irish trio to reach the mark in one game. Records show the feat has not happened since at least 1950.
  • 2 The Irish defensive line recorded two sacks against Temple (one each by Daelin Hayes and Julian Okwara). The defensive line recorded just three sacks a season ago.
  • 1 Senior TE Nic Weishar grabbed the first TD catch of his career in the first quarter against Temple. Weishar was one of five tight ends to see action, along with Durham Smythe, Alizé Mack, Cole Kmet and Brock Wright. Weishar, Smythe and Mack were all targeted, combining for seven catches for 71 yards and a score.
  • 0 Notre Dame has sold out every home game since 1973. The 256-game sellout streak is the second-longest in NCAA history. Upcoming home games with Miami (Ohio) and Southern Cal are already sold out. Fans looking to purchase tickets for games versus NC State, Wake Forest and Navy can visit