The Notre Dame Fighting Irish truly lived up to their moniker today, as the Golden Domers defeated the Navy Midshipmen by a score of 50-10 in Dublin's Aviva Stadium.
Notre Dame scored early and often, jumping out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter and a 27-3 lead at the half. Fighting Irish halfbacks Theo Riddick and George Atkinson III combined for 206 yards and four touchdowns on the ground while quarterback Everett Golson passed for 144 yards, a touchdown, and an interception on 12 completions and 18 attempts.
Navy's option attack struggled significantly against the Irish defense, gaining 293 total yards while committing four turnovers. Surprisingly, given the team's strengths, the Mids struggled to move the ball on the ground, earning only 101 total yards rushing on 38 total team carries. The lone bright spot on the offense was wideout Shawn Lynch, who caught four passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Upon their return from Ireland, Notre Dame will host the Purdue Boilermakers at home while Navy will have a bye week before travelling to Penn State.