Scoring a whopping 35 points in the first half alone, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-3) dominated the Navy Midshipmen (2-6). Though it does not erase the 31-17 loss last week against the USC Trojans, today's game certainly must be a boon to the Fighting Irish faithful.
Winning convincingly in a 56-14 score-fest, the Notre Dame offense went run-crazy, crossing the end-zone on foot a whopping seven times. Irishmen Jonas Gray (3), Cierre Wood (2), George Atkinson III (1), and Michael Floyd (1) all had rushing touchdowns. Floyd also added 121 receiving yards and a touchdown reception.
Quarterback Tommy Rees had a surprisingly average game, passing for 237 yards to go with a touchdown and an interception. The Notre Dame defense amazingly produced only one turnover, recovering a fumble early in the second quarter.
The Fighting Irish will be in action again next week against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Fighting Irish Football Schedule
|South Florida||Sat 09/03||L 20 - 23|
|@ Michigan||Sat 09/10||L 31 - 35|
|Michigan St.||Sat 09/17||W 31 - 13|
|@ Pittsburgh||Sat 09/24||W 15 - 12|
|@ Purdue||Sat 10/01||W 38 - 10|
|Air Force||Sat 10/08||W 59 - 33|
|USC||Sat 10/22||L 17 - 31|
|Navy||Sat 10/29||W 56 - 14|
|@ Wake Forest||Sat 11/05||TBA|
|@ Maryland||Sat 11/12||6:30 PM CST|
|Boston College||Sat 11/19||3:00 PM CST|
|@ Stanford||Sat 11/26||7:00 PM CST|