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The turning of the tide

Navy, not Notre Dame, looked like the powerhouse program Saturday

Updated: October 24, 2010, 12:27 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Notre Dame-Navy rivalry used to be as lopsided as it gets -- literally. The teams have played each other every year since 1927, and Notre Dame won 43 straight times from 1964 through 2006 -- the longest winning streak against an opponent in NCAA history.

These days, that streak seems like a distant memory. The Midshipmen have won three of the teams' past four meetings after manhandling the Fighting Irish 35-17 at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Saturday ...

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