Oct. 6, 2014
- Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
- 3:40 p.m. EDT
- Notre Dame Stadium (80,795); Notre Dame, Ind.
- NBC national telecast with Dan Hicks (play by play), Mike Mayock (analysis), Kathryn Tappen (sideline), Doug Flutie (sideline), Rob Hyland (producer) and Pierre Moossa (director).
- NBC Sports Network will also have live pre-game and post-game shows featuring Liam McHugh (host), Flutie (analyst) and Hines Ward (analyst).
- 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.
- Saturday will be the 241st straight sellout at Notre Dame Stadium. Every Irish home game beginning with the final two home games in 1964 has been a sellout except one – a 1973 Thanksgiving Day game vs. Air Force. Notre Dame has played in front of sellouts in 289 of its last 290 home games.
- Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 269 of its previous 315 games (.854) overall. The Irish have played before 640 sellouts in 916 total games (.699) since 1930.
WEB SITES, SOCIAL MEDIA
- Notre Dame (UND.com…@NDFootball), North Carolina (GoHeels.com…@TarHeelFootball)
- Notre Dame is ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press poll and No. 5 in the Amway Coaches’ poll. North Carolina did not receive votes in either poll.
- Live in-game stats will be provided through CBS College Sports GameTracker via UND.com.
- Notre Dame leads the all-time series against North Carolina, 16-2, including an 11-0 mark at Notre Dame Stadium.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
- Notre Dame looks to improve to 6-0 on the year for the 32nd time in school history and the second time in the past three seasons.
COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF
365 — Notre Dame snapped Michigan’s NCAA record streak of 365 games without being shut out in a 31-0 victory on Sept. 6. The Wolverines had not been previously shut out since Oct. 20, 1984.
12 — Quarterback Everett Golson threw for12 touchdowns over his 12 games played in 2012. Through five games in 2014, he has already thrown for 13 TDs.
11 — Notre Dame is 11-0 at Notre Dame Stadium against North Carolina. It ties for the eighth most wins against any opponent at the edifice, which celebrates the 84th anniversary of its dedication on Saturday.
10 — Notre Dame has posted a 10-1 record under Brian Kelly when the Irish are ranked in the Associated Press top 10. Notre Dame stands at No. 6 in this week’s AP poll.
9 — The Irish rank ninth nationally in rushing defense at 95.8 yards per game. Notre Dame held Stanford to 41 rushing yards, the Cardinal’s lowest output since 2007.
8 — It had been eight years since an Irish team scored a touchdown in the final 1:01 to win a game until Ben Koyack’s TD grab downed Stanford.
7 — Notre Dame is 5-0 for the 39th time. The Irish are 31-3-4 in their sixth game of those seasons and have won each of their last seven, last losing when 5-0 in 1971.
6 — The Notre Dame defense has allowed just eight red-zone scores this fall, ranking in a tie for sixth nationally. This continues a trend of red-zone defensive success under Brian Kelly. Since 2010, the Irish rank second in the nation for yielding just 3.72 points per red-zone possession.
5 — Notre Dame’s defense has held each of its first five opponents to 17 points or less. Only the 2012 team has also accomplished this feat since 1982.
4 — Under Brian Kelly, Notre Dame is 11-6 in games decided by four points or less. The 11 such victories are tied for the most nationally since 2010.
3 — Notre Dame has yet to allow a point in the third quarter. The Irish have yielded just 26 points after halftime. Notre Dame ranks third in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 12.0 points per game.
2 — Since 2011, Notre Dame has allowed just 28 rushing TDs, which is the second-fewest among all FBS teams. Alabama is the only FBS school to allow fewer rushing TDs (22) over the same span.
1 — Notre Dame ranks as the winningest team in college football history based on its .734 (879-305-42) winning percentage over 126 seasons of football.
0 — No Notre Dame quarterback has a higher winning percentage as a starter than Everett Golson’s .938 (15-1).
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