Notre Dame Vs. Navy

Date: Nov. 1, 2014.

Site: FedEx Field (85,000).

Kickoff: 8:07 p.m.

Television: CBS.

Radio: This broadcast can be heard live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (channel 129).

Series Facts: This is the 88th meeting between Notre Dame and Navy. The Irish lead the all-time series 74‑12‑1.

Coaches: Notre Dame — Brian Kelly (43‑16, fifth season); Navy— Ken Niumatalolo (53‑34, seventh season).

Noting Navy: The Midshipmen won three of four games versus the Irish after Notre Dame’s winning streak in the series grew to 43; the Irish have since won three in a row … This will be just the second time in the long history of the series that the teams have met under the lights; in 1986, the Mids and Irish kicked off at 7:05 p.m. at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium in a game that Notre Dame won 33-14 … Navy’s 96 wins over the past 12 seasons are tied for the 24th most in the country during that time … Since 2003, Navy has won 21 games against schools from a “Power Five” conference — the most in the nation by a non-Power Five school … Junior Keenan Reynolds’ 52 career rushing touchdowns are the most in school history, the fifth most by a quarterback in NCAA history (Nebraska’s Eric Crouch and Nevada’s Colin Kaepernick hold the record with 59) and tied for the 22nd most overall … Reynolds has scored three or more touchdowns in a game 10 times in his career, which is one off the NCAA record set by Wisconsin’s Montee Ball from 2009-12 … Navy has turned the ball over 13 times in its eight games after posting just 10 giveaways in 13 contests a year ago … The Midshipmen have scored only 14 points off the eight turnovers their defense has forced in 2014 … Navy has lost or tied the turnover battle in nine consecutive games … Under Niumatalolo, the Mids are 35-9 (.795) when scoring 30 or more points per game, including 4-0 this year, and 47-12 (.797) when they hold the opposition to less than 30 points, including 3-0 this fall … Navy has won nine of its last 12 games decided by eight points or less … The Mids has been outscored 79-47 in the fourth quarter this season … Navy ranks 83rd in the country in red-zone offense, converting just 30 of 37 attempts (.811) with 25 touchdowns … Navy ranks No. 1 in penalties per game (2.75) and in penalty yards per game (27.13).

Quoting Kelly

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