Week 9: Did you know?

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.