Nov. 20, 1999
Final Score: Boston College 31, Notre Dame 29
? Today marks the 149th consecutive sellout in Notre Dame Stadium history (the first 130 coming at the old 59,075 capacity and 12 during the 1997 and 1998 seasons at the 80,012 capacity). This game marks Notre Dame’s 198th sellout in the last 199 games dating back to 1964.
? The Notre Dame-Boston College series features the only two Catholic universities that sponsor NCAA Division I football teams.
? Raki Nelson’s 45-yard reception on Notre Dame’s first offensive play of the game marked his first reception since a 26-yard catch against Oklahoma in the third quarter before missing the next five games with a knee injury.
? Tony Fisher’s five-yard touchdown run on Notre Dame’s opening drive marked his first touchdown since scoring two rushing touchdowns against Kansas. He later added a fourth-quarter touchdown reception.
? Notre Dame’s 94-yard scoring drive on its opening series marked its longest since the Irish went 98 yards in 11 plays against Oklahoma.
? Jarious Jackson finished with 283 passing yards to bring his season passing-yard total to 2586 yards, breaking the previous single-season Irish record of 2429 yards Joe Theismann threw in 1970.
? Jarious Jackson threw for 283 yards and rushed for 23 yards to bring his ’99 total offense yards to 3026 (2586 pass, 440 rush), breaking the previous Irish record of 2813 set by Theismann in 1970.
? Jim Sanson’s 44-yard field goal was the longest for the Irish in 1999 and the longest since he connected on a career-long 48-yard field goal against Army in 1998.
? David Givens caught five passes for 48 yards, both career highs for the Irish sophomore.
? The Eagles outscored the Irish 31-15 after Notre Dame lead 14-0 with 7:01 left in the first quarter.
? Julius Jones’ 67-yard punt return marked Notre Dame’s first punt since Autry Denson returned a Pittsburgh 74 yards for a touchdown on November 16, 1996.
? The loss marks the eighth for the Irish in the last 13 games overall.
? Boston College’s win snaps its four-game losing streak versus Notre Dame.
? The Eagles now have won eight games in a season for the first time since 1993 and for the 18th time in their 101 seasons.
? The loss snaps a five-game winning streak in home finales for Notre Dame.
? Boston College gained 442 yards in total offense, the most Notre Dame had allowed since LSU gained 470 yards on November 21, 1998.
? Julius Jones had 170 yards of total offense against Boston College and has 703 yards of total offense in the last four games.
? Eleven of Notre Dame’s last 14 games have been decided by 10 points or fewer and six by five points or fewer.