Oct. 25, 2016
TIME, DATE AND PLACE
- 3:40 p.m. ET; Saturday, Oct. 22; Notre Dame Stadium (80,795); Notre Dame Ind.
- NBC national telecast with Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analysis), Kathryn Tappen (side- line), Josh Freedenberg (producer) and Pierre Moossa (director).
- 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.
- Saturday will be the 254th straight sellout at Notre Dame Stadium. Every Irish home game since the final two home dates in 1964 have been sold out except one – a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force. Come Saturday, Notre Dame will have played before sellouts in 302 of its last 303 home games.
- Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 292 of its previous 342 games (.854) overall. Notre Dame has played before 663 sellouts in 942 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 leads the all-time series with Miami, 17-7-1, including an 8-1-0 mark at Notre Dame Stadium.
- Notre Dame: Brian Kelly, 57-28 at ND (7th year), 228-85-2 overall (26th year), 2-0 vs. Miami
- Miami: Mark Richt, 4-3 at Miami (1st year), 149-54 overall (16th year), 0-0 vs. Notre Dame
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
- The Irish are 35-7 (.833) since 1984 when playing after a regular season scheduled off week.
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).
18 Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is 18-2 over his career coming off a bye week, including a 7-1 mark at Notre Dame.
15 Fifteen of Notre Dame’s 22 starters vs. Stanford have made 11 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 139 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 blocked his school record sixth career kick, a PAT, vs. Syracuse. Both of his blocked PATs this season have been returned for Irish points.
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 Junior QB DeShone Kizer is one of four players in the FBS to rank among the top 36 nationally in both passing and rushing touchdowns.
3 The Irish defense has held its last three opponents (Syracuse, NC State and Stanford) to a combined 12-for-41 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 Notre Dame has allowed one offensive TD over the last 25 total drives by its opponents, dating back to halftime against Syracuse.
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.
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