Notre Dame Week 8: Did you know?
October, 19, 2012
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
Thanks to ESPN Stats & Info, along with both schools' sports information departments, for these nuggets.
- Notre Dame has allowed the fewest offensive touchdowns of any FBS team this season (three). Alabama is next with five.
- The Irish have allowed their opponents to score a touchdown on just 2 of 16 red zone drives this season. The Irish have not allowed a red zone touchdown since Week 2 vs. Purdue. Their 12.5 red zone touchdown percentage is the lowest for any team since the start of 2004.
- Notre Dame has not allowed a rushing touchdown in its past eight games, dating back to last season.
- BYU’s last victory over a top-five team came in 2009 against No. 3 Oklahoma, a 14-13 victory in Dallas. But the only time the Cougars won a true road game against a top-five team was their national title season in 1984, when they upset No. 3 Pitt.
- The Cougars are No. 7 in scoring defense, fifth in yards allowed per game, third in rushing defense, 13th in sacks and 13th in tackles for loss.
- When tied or trailing this season, Tommy Rees is 7 of 10 for 78 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Notre Dame Class Jumps Into Top 10
FBS INDEP. SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State