Friday, October 19, 2012
Notre Dame Week 8: Did you know?
By Matt Fortuna
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.