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Shamrock Series Renews Classic ND-Army Matchup

Nov. 8, 2016

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  • 3:30 p.m. ET; Saturday, Nov. 12; Alamodome (72,000); San Antonio, Texas.


  • NBC national telecast with Dan Hicks (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analysis), Katrhyn Tappen (sideline), Jeff Simon (director) and Josh Freedenberg (producer).


  • 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.


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  • Notre Dame has played in front of sellout crowds in 293 of its previous 344 games (.851) overall. Notre Dame has played before 664 sellouts in 944 total games (.703) since 1930.
  • With the exception of neutral site games against Syracuse (MetLife Stadium) and Navy (EverBank Field), 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 holds an all-time series lead of 38-8-4 against Army West Point, including wins in the last 14 games.


  • Notre Dame: Brian Kelly, 58-29 at ND (7th year), 229-86-2 overall (26th year), 1-0 vs. Army
  • Army West Point: Jeff Monken, 11-22 at Army (3rd year), 49-38 overall (7th year), 0-0 vs. ND


Notre Dame looks to defeat Army West Point for the 15th straight time as one of college football’s classic rivalries is rekindled in the Lone Star State.


  • 55 Fifty-five of the 61 players on the Irish depth chart have eligibility remaining following the 2016 season.
  • 43 Forty-three of the 61 players on the Irish depth have at least two years of eligibility remaining following the 2016 season.
  • 42 Notre Dame has played 42 games decided by eight points or less since the arrival of Brian Kelly. The Irish went 2-5 in the first seven such games under Kelly, but have since gone 21-14.
  • 29 Notre Dame’s six losses in 2016 have come by a total of 29 points. No other team in the Football Bowl Subdivision has more than four losses by eight points or less.
  • 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).
  • 16 Sixteen of Notre Dame’s 22 starters vs. Navy have made 13 or fewer career starts.
  • 11 Notre Dame will play indoors for the 11th time in program history on Saturday.
  • 10 QB DeShone Kizer completed 10 consecutive passes at one point vs. Navy.
  • 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 recorded six tackles for loss in the win over Miami, the most by an Irish player since at least 1997.
  • 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 When the halftime score differential is four points or less, Notre Dame is 17-6 (.739) under Brian Kelly.
  • 3 Equanimeous St. Brown leads Notre Dame with eight TD receptions in 2016. He ranks tied for 21st in the FBS and only three other sophomores have more TD catches this season.
  • 2 Against Navy, Notre Dame lost for just the second time under Brian Kelly when not committing a turnover.
  • 1 Rushing TD allowed by Notre Dame versus Miami, as the Irish held the Hurricanes to 18 net rushing yards on 35 attempts.
  • 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.