Friday, October 28, 2011
Week 9: Did you know?
By Matt Fortuna
Thanks to the fine folks in Notre Dame's sports information department for these stats:
Notre Dame and Navy will play for the 85th consecutive year Saturday, the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the nation. Notre Dame holds a 71-12-1 edge but has lost three of the past four meetings, including the last two at home.
Navy is looking for its first-ever three-game winning streak against the Irish.
Notre Dame has allowed zero sacks in its past 133 pass attempts, since the third quarter of Week 4 at Pitt.
Tyler Eifert's 39 catches are most among FBS tight ends. His 429 receiving yards are second.
Jonas Gray's 8.5 yards per carry is on pace to break George Gipp's school record of 8.1, set in 1920.