Irish-Navy among top '13 games

July, 9, 2014
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ESPNU will be counting down the top 25 games of the 2013 college football season later this month, and Notre Dame appears near the halfway point.

The Irish's 38-34 win over Navy on Nov. 2 was probably too much for most fans to handle, but it does check in at No. 13 on the countdown.

That contest marked a fourth straight Irish win, as they improved to 7-2. It was far from easy, however, as the rival Midshipmen rushed for 331 yards on a very depleted defensive line. What stood out for me, as it usually does when these two squads take the field together, was the neat postgame atmosphere, with both teams gathering to sing the Navy Hymn. The Blue Angels flying over Notre Dame Stadium beforehand and the fans chanting "U-S-A" afterward was cool to see as well.

 

You can vote on the top five games of the season here, with the Iron Bowl, The Game, the BCS title, the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the Auburn-Georgia thriller serving as the choices for the top five.

Matt Fortuna | email

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