Notre Dame vs Navy: My Thoughts

Notre Dame took advantage of Navy’s inexperience and lack of talent in certain positions on the field, and cruised by with a 56-14 win at home.

Leading 35-7 at the half, Notre Dame probably could’ve put in Dayne Crist and  benched Michael Floyd and they would still have managed okay. It was a game where Notre Dame didn’t have majority of the possesion (losing 32-28 minutes), but still looked the better team.

As far as turnovers? It wasn’t exactly what Notre Dame wanted. Giving up an interception and a fumble on offense, Brian Kelly could not have been too happy. These mistakes can cost ND when they play a solid team (Stanford). Hopefully, Coach Kelly will find a way to reduce the turnover ratio.

My thoughts: A win is a win, no matter the score. But, it always nice to see the Irish crush an old rival. I still have bitter feelings about Navy and when they defeated us a few years back in OT. All in all, a good weekend for an Irish fan.

Team Stat Comparison

Navy

Notre Dame

1st Downs 16 21
3rd down efficiency
8-17 4-7
4th down efficiency
0-2 1-1
Total Yards 229 442
Passing 33 260
Comp-Att
5-13 19-25
Yards per pass
2.5 10.4
Rushing 196 182
Rushing Attempts
50 35
Yards per rush
3.9 5.2
Penalties 3-30 6-51
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles lost
1 1
Interceptions thrown
0 1
Possession 31:52 28:08

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