Friday, November 18, 2011
Week 12: Did you know?
By Matt Fortuna
Thanks to ESPN Stats & Info for these tidbits:
Notre Dame is looking for its third consecutive victory against Boston College, this after losing six in a row to the Eagles.
When the Irish have three or more turnovers in a game this season, they are 1-3. They are 6-0 when committing fewer than three turnovers in a game. They have turned the ball over 22 times this season, though just twice over their past two games.
A Notre Dame victory Saturday would mean a second consecutive eight-win season for Brian Kelly, who would join Charlie Weis (2005-06), Dan Devine (1975-76) and Terry Brennan (1954-55) as the only Irish coaches to win at least eight games in their first two seasons as Notre Dame's head coach.
Jonas Gray's current stretch of seven consecutive games with a rushing touchdown is Notre Dame's longest stretch since 1998, when Autry Denson scored a rushing touchdown in 10 straight games.
A Boston College loss Saturday would be its eighth of the season and mark the program's first eight-loss season since 1995, when it went 4-8.